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GOVINDA TIMILSINA is a Senior Research Economist in the Development Research Group. He has more than 15 years experience across a board range of energy and climate change economics at the international level. His key expertise includes general equilibrium and input-output modeling; project based mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol; climate change science, impacts and mitigation; GHG market; energy sector modeling and electricity economics & planning. Prior to joining the World Bank, Mr. Timilsina was a Senior Research Director at the Canadian Energy Research Institute, Calgary, Canada where he was engaged mainly on climate change policy analysis, economic impacts assessment and electricity issues. Mr. Timilsina served as a member of the Small-scale CDM Panel and the Registration and Issuance Team (RIT) of the Clean Development Mechanism Executive Board (CDM-EB) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). He holds a masters and a doctoral degree in energy economics from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok.

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World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Understanding the interactions between emissions trading systems and renewable energy standards using a multi-regional CGE model of China
2 .Reducing traffic congestion in Beirut : an empirical analysis of selected policy options
3 .The nexus of energy supply and human health
4 .Fuel efficiency versus fuel substitution in the transport sector : an econometric analysis
5 .Technology strategies for low-carbon economic growth : a general equilibrium assessment
6 .Impacts of carbon pricing in reducing the carbon intensity of China's GDP
7 .How do we prioritize the GHG mitigation options ? development of a marginal abatement cost curve for the building sector in Armenia and Georgia
8 .Development of low-carbon energy supply system in Romania
9 .Long-term energy demand forecasting in Romania : an end-use demand
10 .The economics of policy instruments to stimulate wind power in Brazil
11 .How much could South Asia benefit from regional electricity cooperation and trade ?
12 .A quarter century effort yet to come of age : a survey of power sector reforms in developing countries
13 .The economic viability of jatropha biodiesel in Nepal
14 .Economics of transiting to renewable energy in Morocco : a general equilibrium analysis
15 .Household cooking fuel choice and adoption of improved cookstoves in developing countries : a review
16 .Why has energy efficiency not scaled-up in the industrial and commercial sectors in Ukraine ? an empirical analysis
17 .Transaction costs of low-carbon technologies and policies : the diverging literature
18 .An economic model of Brazil's ethanol-sugar markets and impacts of fuel policies
19 .Are biofuels economically competitive with their petroleum counterparts ?production cost analysis for Zambia
20 .Climate change in the Himalayas : current state of knowledge
21 .How much does an increase in oil prices affect the global economy ? some insights from a general equilibrium analysis
22 .Macroeconomic and distributional impacts of jatropha-based biodiesel in Mali
23 .Should Zambia produce biodiesel from soybeans ? some insights from an empirical analysis
24 .The effect of biodiesel policies on world oilseed markets and developing countries
25 .Economic implications of moving toward global convergence on emission intensities
26 .Economic implications of reducing carbon emissions from energy use and industrial processes in Brazil
27 .Potential gains and losses of Biofuel production in Argentina: a computable general equilibrium analysis
28 .Demand side instruments to reduce road transportation externalities in the greater Cairo metropolitan area
29 .Impacts of large-scale expansion of biofuels on global poverty and income distribution
30 .A review of solar energy : markets, economics and policies
31 .The role of inventory adjustments in quantifying factors causing food price inflation
32 .Biofuels and climate change mitigation : a CGE analysis incorporating land-use change
33 .Under what conditions does a carbon tax on fossil fuels stimulate biofuels ?
34 .World oil price and biofuels : a general equilibrium analysis
35 .The World Bank research observer 26 (1)
36 .The impacts of biofuel targets on land-use change and food supply : a global CGE assessment
37 .Advanced biofuel technologies : status and barriers
38 .Second-generation biofuels : economics and policies
39 .Biofuels : markets, targets and impacts
40 .An analysis of various policy instruments to reduce congestion, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in Beijing
41 .Impacts of policy instruments to reduce congestion and emissions from urban transportation : the case of Sao Paulo, Brazil
42 .Pricing externalities from passenger transportation in Mexico city
43 .Why have CO2 emissions increased in the transport sector in Asia ? underlying factors and policy options
44 .Lock-in effects of road expansion on CO2 emissions : results from a core-periphery model of Beijing
45 .On interfuel substitution : some international evidence
46 .A review of regulatory instruments to control environmental externalities from the transport sector
47 .Energy demand models for policy formulation : a comparative study of energy demand models
48 .Wind power development : economics and policies
49 .The growth of transport cector CO2 emissions and underlying factors in Latin America and the Caribbean
50 .Fiscal policy instruments for reducing congestion and atmospheric emissions in the transport sector : a review
51 .A general equilibrium analysis of demand side management programs under the clean development mechanism of the kyoto protocol
52 .The role of revenue recycling schemes in environmental tax selection : a general equilibrium analysis
53 .Atmospheric stabilization of CO2 emissions : near-term reductions and intensity-based targets

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