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Rabindra Nepal

Senior Lecturer, Microeconomics

Room 115, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 6714 (phone)

Rabindra.Nepal@utas.edu.au

How economic thinking could help navigate the greatest challenge of our time: energy.

Changing our energy production and consumption in an era plagued by climate change is the greatest challenge of our time. It’s a global problem, and the end point, if we can’t solve it, is clear. What is not clear is how the world’s leaders can and should design energy policy to navigate this critical issue. How do we become sensible about the way we produce and consume energy?

Dr Rabindra Nepal says that society has competing desires that make this issue a multifaceted conundrum.

“Society wants cheap electricity and the lights on all the time, but we don’t want there to be a cost to the environment. And we want a healthy economy in a world where the input to production on nearly every activity requires electricity.

“Irrespective of economic and political status, every country on Earth is trying to navigate this issue. And energy policy has a critical role to play.”

Dr Nepal is an economist who became fascinated with the question: ‘How do we become sensible about the way we produce and consume energy, when every activity around us requires energy?’

“The answer requires a systems approach that encompasses and addresses the complexities of social, environmental, economic and welfare factors,” says Dr Nepal.

“The field of economics is well placed to analyse, navigate and describe systems that can balance these complex societal issues.”

But Dr Nepal is quick to point out that his research is not about designing and presenting an energy system for adoption as an applied policy economist. It is about educating policy makers and actioners about an economic way of thinking that they can apply to policy development in meeting the energy policy goals.

“There isn’t a silver bullet. The right policy for one country will not be appropriate in the next, because every country and context is different.

“Developing countries for example will need to establish the appropriate institutional structures before they can implement reform, and most importantly they need a robust economic regulatory framework in place.

“In more developed nations, privatisation of energy assets is often advantageous in terms of economic and operational efficiency gains, but again, an independent regulatory body is required, and it needs to be dynamic.”

Helping policymakers to navigate such a complex issue is supremely challenging. But the biggest challenge of all may not be recommending sound and viable solutions, but instead convincing policy makers and their constituents to accept and implement them.

Dr. Nepal is an internationally recognised academic with working experiences across universities in the UK, USA, Germany, New Zealand and Australia. He is well cited with a googlescholar ‘h index’ score of 13 already as of December 2018 and has also been ranked to be among the Top 20% authors in Economics in Australia by the Research Papers in Economics (RePEC) Ranking system. He has advised The World Bank, The European Commission and the International Centre of Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in the past. He was also nominated for the 2018 Lecturer of the Year award in New Zealand.

Biography

Before joining the University of Tasmania, Dr. Nepal was a Senior Lecturer in Economics (above bar) at Massey University, New Zealand. He also held academic appointments at Charles Darwin University in Australia as a Lecturer in Economics and as a Vice Chancellors Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Queensland prior to joining Massey University. He is currently an Honorary Fellow at the School of Economics of the University of Queensland and a Research Associate in the Energy and Climate Change Program of the Centre for Applied Macroeconomics (CAMA) at the Australian National University.

Dr. Nepal has a strong policy background in the theoretical and empirical analysis involving energy and financial economics, environmental economics and management, industrial organisation of network industries, development economics and tourism economics and management. Several of his papers has been published in internationally recognised A* and A journals on the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) list such as Energy Economics, The Energy Journal, Tourism Management, Energy Policy, Journal of Environmental Management and Economic Modelling.

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree

Thesis title

University

Country

Date of award

PhD

From State to Market: Essays on Electricity Sector Reforms

Heriot-Watt University

UK

20/06/2013

BA

 

Jacobs University Bremen

Germany

03/06/2008

GCUTL

 

Charles Darwin University

Australia

14/12/2017

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Economic Society of Australia
  • International Association of Energy Economics

Administrative expertise

Dr. Nepal has earlier undertaken the role of an Honours Course Coordinator (Bachelor of Accounting and Bachelor of Commerce). He has also been a seminar convenor and has represented the Business school in the Faculty Board with active membership of the Business School Learning and Teaching Committee and Research and Research Training Committee in the past.

Teaching

Dr. Nepal is experienced in teaching units and papers on Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Quantitative Methods, Economics Statistics and Ecological Economics.

Teaching expertise

Dr. Nepal already has around 9 years of university teaching experience. He has completed an International Teaching Assistant Training at the University of Oklahoma, USA in August 2009. In 2017, he also completed a degree of Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (GCUTL). He has been the coordinator for a number of undergraduate and postgraduate units and papers at the University of Queensland, Charles Darwin university and Massey University.

Teaching responsibility

  • BEA202 - International Economics
  • BEA305 - Industrial Organization

Research Appointments

Dr. Nepal was appointed as an Honorary Fellow by the School of Economics at the University of Queensland in January 2016. He is also an appointed Research Associate at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) of the Australian National University under their Energy and Climate Change Program since August 2017.

Research Invitations

Dr. Nepal was invited to participate in the inaugural Research and Matchmaking Conference of the Applied Research Programme on Energy and Economic Growth (EEG) held at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C on the 3rd and 4th of November, 2016 (with full travel, accommodation and meal expenses paid). He was among one of the leading researchers and influential policymakers invited from around the world. In March 2016, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) also invited Dr. Nepal (with full travel, accommodation and meal expenses paid) to serve as a Lead Author (LA) of the Meeting Future Energy Needs (Energy Security) of the HKH Region chapter of the Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) in recognition of his in-depth knowledge, international standing, experience and proven expertise in the field.

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Expertise

  • Energy and Financial Economics and Policy
  • Environmental Economics and Management
  • Development Economics and Policy
  • Tourism Economics and Management
  • Industrial Organisation of Network Industries
  • Resource Economics and Management
  • Agricultural Economics and Policy

Research Themes

Dr. Nepal’s research mostly aligns to the University’s research theme of Environment, Resources and Sustainability

Collaboration

Dr. Nepal has collaborated and is looking forward to continuing the collaboration with top energy economics researchers from the Development Policy Research Group of the World Bank, Durham University Business School and Durham Energy Institute, Oxford Institute of Energy Studies, School of Economics at the University of Queensland amongst others.

Awards

  • Outstanding Reviewer – Energy Policy – June 2018
  • Outstanding Reviewer – Economic Analysis and Policy – June 2017

Fields of Research

  • Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation (140209)
  • Environment and Resource Economics (140205)
  • Economic Development and Growth (140202)
  • Public Economics- Publically Provided Goods (140214)
  • Tourism Economics (140216)

Research Objectives

  • Industrial Organisations (910203)
  • Ecological Economics (919902)
  • Economic Growth (910103)
  • Industry Policy (910205)
  • Renewable Energy (850599)
  • Market-Based Mechanisms (910206)
  • Climate Change Mitigation Strategies (960302)
  • Economic Issues in Tourism (900301)
  • Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960810)
  • Energy Transmission and Distribution (excl. Hydrogen) (850604)
  • Energy Conservation and Efficiency (850799)
  • Industry Costs and Structure (910204)
  • Hydro-Electric Energy (850503)
  • Energy (859999)

Publications

Dr. Nepal is already well published in several ABDC recognised international journals. He is also a member of the editorial boards of two ABDC recognised journals, namely, International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy and International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues.

Total publications

38

Journal Article

(34 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Al Irsyad MI, Halog A, Nepal R, 'Estimating the impacts of financing support policies towards photovoltaic market in Indonesia: A social-energy-economy-environment model simulation', Journal of Environmental Management, 230 pp. 464-473. ISSN 0301-4797 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.09.069 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

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2019Nepal R, Paija N, 'A multivariate time series analysis of energy consumption, real output and pollutant emissions in a developing economy: New evidence from Nepal', Economic Modelling, 77 pp. 164-173. ISSN 0264-9993 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2018.05.023 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2019Nepal R, al Irsyad MI, Nepal SK, 'Tourist arrivals, energy consumption and pollutant emissions in a developing economy-implications for sustainable tourism', Tourism Management, 72 pp. 145-154. ISSN 0261-5177 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2018.08.025 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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2019al Irsyad MI, Halog A, Nepal R, 'Renewable energy projections for climate change mitigation: an analysis of uncertainty and errors', Renewable Energy, 130 pp. 536-546. ISSN 0960-1481 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2018.06.082 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

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2019Nepal R, Paija N, 'Energy security, electricity, population and economic growth: the case of a developing South Asian resource-rich economy', Energy Policy, 132, (September) pp. 771-781. ISSN 0301-4215 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2019.05.054 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2018Halawa E, James G, Shi X, Sari NH, Nepal R, 'The prospect for an Australian-Asian power grid: A critical appraisal', Energies, 11, (1) Article 200. ISSN 1996-1073 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/en11010200 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

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2018Nepal R, Jamasb T, Sen A, 'Small systems, big targets: Power sector reforms and renewable energy in small systems', Energy Policy, 116 pp. 19-29. ISSN 0301-4215 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2018.01.013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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2018Al Irsyad M, Nepal R, Halog A, 'Exploring drivers of sectoral electricity demand in Indonesia', Energy Sources. Part B. Economics, Planning, and Policy, 13, (9-10) pp. 383-391. ISSN 1556-7249 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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2018Shakya S, Nepal R, Sharma K, 'Electricity consumption and economic growth: empirical evidence from a resource-rich landlocked economy', International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 41, (5/6) pp. 226-247. ISSN 0954-7118 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1504/IJGEI.2018.097139 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Singh A, Jamasb T, Nepal R, Toman M, 'Electricity cooperation in South Asia: Barriers to cross-border trade', Energy Policy, 120 pp. 741-748. ISSN 0301-4215 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.12.048 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

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2018Sen A, Nepal R, Jamasb T, 'Have model, will reform: assessing the outcomes of electricity reforms in non-OECD Asia', The Energy Journal, 39, (4) pp. 181-209. ISSN 0195-6574 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5547/01956574.39.4.asen [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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2017Jamasb T, Nepal R, Timilsina GR, 'A quarter century effort yet to come of age: A survey of electricity sector reform in developing countries', The Energy Journal, 38, (3) pp. 195-234. ISSN 0195-6574 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5547/01956574.38.3.tjam [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

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2017Nepal R, Jamasb T, Tisdell CA, 'On environmental impacts of market-based reforms: Evidence from the European and Central Asian transition economies', Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 73 pp. 44-52. ISSN 1364-0321 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.01.078 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2017Nepal R, Menezes F, 'Regulatory Reforms in Small Energy Systems: Experience from Australia's Northern Territory Electricity Market', Economic Papers, 36, (3) pp. 300-316. ISSN 0812-0439 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1759-3441.12181 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2017al Irsyad MI, Nepal R, Koesrindartoto DP, 'Selecting tools for renewable energy analysis in developing countries: An expanded review', Frontiers in Energy Research, 5 Article 34. ISSN 2296-598X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fenrg.2017.00034 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2016Carvalho A, Nepal R, Jamasb T, 'Economic reforms and human development: evidence from transition economies', Applied Economics, 48, (14) pp. 1330-1347. ISSN 0003-6846 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2015.1100251 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

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2016Nepal R, Foster J, 'Testing for market integration in the Australian national electricity market', The Energy Journal, 37, (4) pp. 215-237. ISSN 0195-6574 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5547/01956574.37.4.rnep [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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2016al Irsyad MI, Nepal R, 'A survey based approach to estimating the benefits of energy efficiency improvements in street lighting systems in Indonesia', Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 58 pp. 1569-1577. ISSN 1364-0321 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.12.294 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15

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2015Jamasb T, Nepal R, 'Issues and options in the economic regulation of European network security', Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, 16, (1) pp. 2-22. ISSN 1783-5917 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/178359171501600101 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2015Nepal R, Jamasb T, 'Incentive regulation and utility benchmarking for electricity network security', Economic Analysis and Policy, 48 pp. 117-127. ISSN 0313-5926 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.eap.2015.11.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

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2015Nepal R, Jamasb T, 'Caught between theory and practice: Government, market, and regulatory failure in electricity sector reforms', Economic Analysis and Policy, 46 pp. 16-24. ISSN 0313-5926 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.eap.2015.03.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 15

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2015Nepal R, Foster J, 'Electricity networks privatization in Australia: An overview of the debate', Economic Analysis and Policy, 48 pp. 12-24. ISSN 0313-5926 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.eap.2015.10.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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2014Nepal R, Jamasb T, Tisdell CA, 'Market-related reforms and increased energy efficiency in transition countries: empirical evidence', Applied Economics, 46, (33) pp. 4125-4136. ISSN 0003-6846 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2014.952894 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

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2014Nepal R, Menezes F, Jamasb T, 'Network regulation and regulatory institutional reform: Revisiting the case of Australia', Energy Policy, 73 pp. 259-268. ISSN 0301-4215 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2014.05.037 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

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2013Growitsch C, Nepal R, Stronzik M, 'Price convergence and information efficiency in German natural gas markets', German Economic Review, 16, (1) pp. 87-103. ISSN 1465-6485 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/geer.12034 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 4

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2013Nepal R, Jamasb T, 'Security of European electricity systems: Conceptualizing the assessment criteria and core indicators', International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, 6, (3-4) pp. 182-196. ISSN 1874-5482 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcip.2013.07.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 13

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2012Nepal R, 'Roles and potentials of renewable energy in less-developed economies: The case of Nepal', Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 16, (4) pp. 2200-2206. ISSN 1364-0321 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2012.01.047 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 28

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2012Nepal R, Jamasb T, 'Reforming the power sector in transition: Do institutions matter?', Energy Economics, 34, (5) pp. 1675-1682. ISSN 0140-9883 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2012.02.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 22

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2012Nepal R, Jamasb T, 'Interconnections and market integration in the Irish Single Electricity Market', Energy Policy, 51 pp. 425-434. ISSN 0301-4215 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.08.047 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9

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2012Nepal R, Jamasb T, 'Reforming small electricity systems under political instability: The case of Nepal', Energy Policy, 40 pp. 242-251. ISSN 0301-4215 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2011.09.062 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 22

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2011Growitsch C, Nepal R, 'Electricity spot trading in Germany: Price formation and convergence', Energy Studies Review, 18, (1) pp. 34-46. ISSN 0843-4379 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.15173/esr.v18i1.528 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2010Jamasb T, Nepal R, 'Issues and options in waste management: A social cost-benefit analysis of waste-to-energy in the UK', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 54, (12) pp. 1341-1352. ISSN 0921-3449 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2010.05.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 60Web of Science - 58

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2010Jamasb T, Nepal R, Kiamil H, 'Waste to energy in the UK: policy and institutional issues', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Energy, 163, (2) pp. 79-86. ISSN 1751-4223 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1680/ener.2010.163.2.79 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2009Growitsch C, Nepal R, 'Efficiency of the German electricity wholesale market', International Transactions on Electrical Energy System, 19, (4) pp. 553-568. ISSN 2050-7038 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/etep.324 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 8

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Chapter in Book

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Dhakal S, Srivastava L, Sharma B, Palit D, Mainali B, et al., 'Meeting Future Energy Needs in the Hindu Kush Himalaya', The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment, Springer, P Wester, A Mishra, A Mukherji and A Shrestha (ed), Cham, pp. 167-207. ISBN 978-3-319-92287-4 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-92288-1_6 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Sen A, Nepal R, Jamasb T, 'Rethinking electricity sector reform in South Asia: balancing economic and environmental objectives', Routledge Handbook of Energy in Asia, Routledge, SC Bhattacharayya (ed), London, pp. 221-241. ISBN 9781138999824 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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2016Jamasb T, Nepal R, 'Delivering Energy Networks Security: Economics, Regulation and Policy', Delivering Energy Law and Policy in the EU and the US: A Reader, Edinburgh University Press, RJ Heffron and GFM Little (ed), Edinburgh ISBN 9780748696789 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Nepal R, 'Environmental Economics: An Introduction, 6th edition, by Barry C. Field and Martha K. Field (McGraw‐Hill, New York, 2012), pp. 458', The Economic Record, 91, (293) pp. 272-274. ISSN 0013-0249 (2015) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1111/1475-4932.12199 [eCite] [Details]

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Grants & Funding

  • Charles Darwin University: Small Grant Funding, Law, Education, Business, Arts (LEBA) Faculty, AU, $5,000 (2017)
    Project: Consumer Acceptances and Uncertainties Underlying Renewable Energy Technology Adoption: Uptake of Rooftop Solar in Darwin
    Role: Chief Investigator

  • Charles Darwin University: Supporting Stronger Research and Collaboration (SSRaC), Law, Education, Business, Arts (LEBA) Faculty, AU $10,000 (2016)
    Project: An Econometric Analysis of Liberal Energy Reforms in Island Economies
    Role: Chief Investigator

  • ICIMOD: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, US $20,000 (2016)
    Project: Projections of Future Energy Demand and Supply Options in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) Region
    Role: Chief Investigator

  • University of Queensland: Search and Visitors Funding Scheme (S&V), AU $5,500 (2016)
    Project: Regulatory Reforms in Small and Isolated Energy System: Experience from Australia's Northern Territory Electricity Market
    Role: Chief Investigator

  • The World Bank: Development Research Group, Energy and Environment Unit, US$ 40,000 (2014)
    Project: South Asia Electricity Cooperation and Public Policy Report (PRR) Project
    Role: Co-Investigator (together with Professor Tooraj Jamasb)

  • University of Queensland: UQ Vice-Chancellors Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Australia, AU $281,410 (2013-2016)
    Project: Enhancing Security of Supply in the Australian Energy System (ESSAES)
    Role: Chief Investigator

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$15,144

Projects

Volatility of Energy Prices and Economic Performances: Implications on Economic Growth and Energy Security (2019)$1,401
Description
Prepare, present and submit an original called-for paper on "Energy Consumption, Real Output and Pollution Emissions.
Funding
Asian Development Bank Institute ($1,401)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nepal R
Year
2019
Reforming State-Owned Enterprises in Asia (2019)$6,066
Description
To prepare, submit and present a paper titled From the Market to the State? Revisiting the Progress and Performance of the Power Sector Reforms in South Asia, based on an abstract submitted for consideration by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). ABDI have called for a paper titled: Reforming State-Owned Enterprises in Asia, as a candidate paper for publishing in the special issue of the journal Emerging Markets Finance and Trade. If selected, the proposed paper will be presented at the Policy Workshop on Reforming State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in Asia on 7 March 2019 at Hanoi in Vietnam (with ABDI funding the travel costs of one author per paper).
Funding
Asian Development Bank Institute ($6,066)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nepal R
Year
2019
Did Energy Market Reforms Promote Energy Security? A Global Empirical Assessment (2019)$6,217
Description
Power markets have been liberalised and some are undergoing liberalisation globally to achieve the energy policy goals of energy security, environmental sustainability and affordability. The actual linkages between energy markets liberalisation and energy security, however, remains to be quantified. The aim of this project is to examine the global relationship between energy markets liberalization and energy security captured through the channels of access to electricity or national electrification levels. The rationale lies in its scope to guide evidence-based energy policymaking towards promoting energy security based on the econometric assessment on the linkages between energy markets liberalisation and energy security. To achieve this rationale, panel-data econometrics is employed on a large-scale dataset. The outcome of this project is significant as achieving universal access to electricity by 2030 is one of the key sustainable development policy goals. The impacts of varied power markets structures and regulation on energy security is explored.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($6,217)
Scheme
Grant-Strategic Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nepal R; Lovell HC
Year
2019
Japans Lost Decade: Lessons for Asian Economies including Australia (2019)$1,460
Description
The objective of this seminar is to analyze the causes of Japans long-term economic recession which started following the real estate and stock market bubble burst of the 1990s and continued to recently and provides remedies for this recession that is useful for other Asian economies such as Australia where regional economies like Tasmania provides a building block to the national economy. This seminar addresses why Japans economy has stagnated since the bursting of its economic bubble and provides lessons to Australian economic policymakers on what to do and what not to do when the bubble bursts.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,460)
Scheme
Grant-Asia Institute Tasmania
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nepal R
Year
2019

Research Supervision

Dr. Nepal is keen to supervise HDR students in the areas of energy, environment, resource, tourism, development economics, policy and management. He has already undertaken a successful completion of a PhD supervision at the University of Queensland as an Associate Supervisor. He has also supervised two Masters by Research theses to successful completion as a Primary and an Associate Supervisor respectively at Charles Darwin University and at the University of Queensland. Besides, he has also examined the PhD theses of the University of Auckland (2018) and the University of Sunshine Coast (2018) as an external examiner. In 2017, he also examined a Masters by Research thesis from Macquarie University as an external examiner.

Current

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDEnvironmental Quality, Energy and Security Issues on Economic Growth in ECOWAS Member Countries2019
MastersWhat are the social, economic, taxation, finance and entrepreneurial issues facing Tasmanians engaged in small-scale grape-growing and wine-making in Tasmania?2019