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Names of Institutional Partners and Some Select Interested Scholars supporting the Nepal Study Center

Institutional Partners

Kathmandu University (MOU with UNM in 2009, November)
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) (MOU with UNM in 2009, November)
ICIMOD's 8-country Himalayan University Consortium (HUC) initiative (MOU with UNM in 2009, November)
South Asia Network for Development and Environment Economists (SANDEE)
National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC)
South Asia Center for Policy Studies (SACPS)
UNM Service Corps

University of New Mexico

[Disciplines at UNM: School of Medicine, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Water Resources Program, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Women Studies, and Public Health]

Professor Dale C. Alverson, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Regents' Professor
Medical Director, Center for Telehealth and Cybermedicine Research
University of New Mexico
Health Sciences Center
1005 Columbia, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Professor Robert Otto Valdez, PhD
Executive Director, RWJF Center for Health Policy
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Professor, Family & Community Medicine and Economics
Associate Director, UNM Office of Community Health

Alok K. Bohara, Ph.D. (Contact person), Professor, Department of Economics, University of New Mexico (UNM); 505-277-5903,, (Environmental Economics, Development, Econometrics)

Wendy Hansen, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Political Science, UNM,, (Political Economy)

Kristine Grimsrud, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UNM,; (Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; genetically modified crops)

Jennifer Thacher, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UNM,; (Environmental Economics; natural resources, Public Finance)

Robert P. Berrens, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Economics, UNM,; (Land management, non-market valuation, institutional economics)

Don Coes, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Economics, UNM,; (Development economics, Latin American Economics)

Christine Sauer, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Economics, UNM,; (International, emerging economies, macro)

Philip ganderton, Ph.D. Department of Economics,; (Hazard risk management, benefit-cost analysys)

Louis Scuderi, Ph.D., Earth and Planetary Sciences, UNM,; (GIS and geography)

Matias Fontenla, Ph.D., Department of Economics, UNM,, (Macroeconomics, development)

Gail Houston, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director, Women Studies; UNM (Women’s issues and empowerment)

Michael Campana, Ph.D., Professor, Director, Water Resources Program, UNM (Hydrology, water resources in developing countries, environmental science)

Susan Tiano, Professor, Chair, Sociology, UNM (Gender and development)

Nina Wallerstein, Ph.D., Professor, Director of the Masters in Public Health Program, School of Medicine, UNM, (women’s health intervention; community health; supports the broad themes for Nepal as well as for other regions with special emphasis on health)

Other US Universities

Professor Neil Mitchell;; Chair in Politics; School of Social Sciences; University of Aberdeen

Gil Merkx, Ph.D., Vice Provost for International Affairs, Duke University (Latin American studies)

Kishore Gawande, Ph.D., Helen and Roy Ryu Chair in International Affairs at Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M; (Trade, Lobbying, and Development)

John A. List, Ph.D., Professor, University of Maryland; Director (Joint Global Change Research Institute), senior economist (President’s Council of Economic Advisors), Faculty Research Fellow (National Bureau of Economic Research), Associate Editor (American Economic Review), (Environmental economics and public policy)

Robert F. McNown, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Economics, (Former Fulbright scholar to Nepal), University of Colorado, Boulder, (Population Studies and Macro)

Thomas Rutherford, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Economics, University of Colorado, Boulder; (Computable General Equilibrium Analysis, poverty and the environment)

Ford Ballantyne, Ph.D., Post-doctoral researcher, Institute of Oceanography, University of California San Diego; (Ecology)

Keshav Bhattarai, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Central Missouri State University (Spatial analysis, urbanization, GIS and Geography)

Mukti Upadhyay, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Eastern Illinois University; (International, Development)

Kamal Upadhyaya, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of New Haven, Connecticut; (Industrial organization, exchange rates)

Ken Roberts, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Political Science, Cornell University,; (civil unrest; Peru)

Jose Pagan, PhD; Chairman And Professor - Sph Health Mgmt & Policy; Dept: Health Management and Policy; Address: Sph Health Mgmt & Policy

Gaury S Adhikary, MD; Clinical Assistant Professor; 1H/247 Department of Anesthesiology; University of Michigan; 1500 E Medical Center Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48109


John Cockburn, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Laval University, Canada (Co-director: Poverty and Economic Policy (PEP) research network (; development, poverty, child poverty, macro-micro linkages)


Alejandro Islas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, ITAM, Mexico (Financial crisis, development, Latin American economies)


Mahendra P. Lama, Ph.D., Professor, South Asian Studies Division, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India; (South Asian Studies, conflict, human development index)

United Kingdom

Sherman Robinson, Ph.D., Professor, Economics Department, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9RH, United Kingdom, (Trade, sectoral linkages, distribution, and poverty)
(An Institute Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Was a Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley; on the President's Council of Economic Advisers (in the Clinton administration), Division Chief in the Research Department of the World Bank)


Dr. Suresh R. Sharma; Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu university

Dr. Madhav Karki, Deputy Director General, ICIMOD

Dr. Siddhartha Bajracharya, NTNC

Professor Subas KC; Dean Kathmandu University School of Management

Prakash R. Sapkota, Executive Director, Himalayan Institute of Development, Kathmandu, Nepal; (Socio-economic development and poverty)

Madan K. Dahal, Ph.D., Department Head, Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal; (Public Finance)

Sangita Rayamajhi, Ph.D., American Studies, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal; (women’s issues)

Dr. Mani Nepal, Reader, Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal and Environmental Economist, SANDEE

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