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Sr Research Economist
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.

World Bank Research Dataset

Lakner-Milanovic (2013) World Panel Income Distribution (LM-WPID)
Trade Flows and Trade Disputes dataset

World Bank working papers and publications

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

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