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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 working papers and publications

1 .Transaction costs of low-carbon technologies and policies : the diverging literature
2 .An economic model of Brazil's ethanol-sugar markets and impacts of fuel policies
3 .Are biofuels economically competitive with their petroleum counterparts ?production cost analysis for Zambia
4 .Climate change in the Himalayas : current state of knowledge
5 .How much does an increase in oil prices affect the global economy ? some insights from a general equilibrium analysis
6 .Macroeconomic and distributional impacts of jatropha-based biodiesel in Mali
7 .Should Zambia produce biodiesel from soybeans ? some insights from an empirical analysis
8 .The effect of biodiesel policies on world oilseed markets and developing countries
9 .Development of biofuels in China : technologies, economics and policies
10 .Economic implications of moving toward global convergence on emission intensities
11 .Economic implications of reducing carbon emissions from energy use and industrial processes in Brazil
12 .Potential gains and losses of Biofuel production in Argentina: a computable general equilibrium analysis
13 .Demand side instruments to reduce road transportation externalities in the greater Cairo metropolitan area
14 .Impacts of large-scale expansion of biofuels on global poverty and income distribution
15 .A review of solar energy : markets, economics and policies
16 .The role of inventory adjustments in quantifying factors causing food price inflation
17 .Biofuels and climate change mitigation : a CGE analysis incorporating land-use change
18 .Under what conditions does a carbon tax on fossil fuels stimulate biofuels ?
19 .World oil price and biofuels : a general equilibrium analysis
20 .The World Bank research observer 26 (1)
21 .The impacts of biofuel targets on land-use change and food supply : a global CGE assessment
22 .Advanced biofuel technologies : status and barriers
23 .Second-generation biofuels : economics and policies
24 .Biofuels : markets, targets and impacts
25 .An analysis of various policy instruments to reduce congestion, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in Beijing
26 .Impacts of policy instruments to reduce congestion and emissions from urban transportation : the case of Sao Paulo, Brazil
27 .Pricing externalities from passenger transportation in Mexico city
28 .Why have CO2 emissions increased in the transport sector in Asia ? underlying factors and policy options
29 .Lock-in effects of road expansion on CO2 emissions : results from a core-periphery model of Beijing
30 .On interfuel substitution : some international evidence
31 .A review of regulatory instruments to control environmental externalities from the transport sector
32 .Energy demand models for policy formulation : a comparative study of energy demand models
33 .Wind power development : economics and policies
34 .The growth of transport cector CO2 emissions and underlying factors in Latin America and the Caribbean
35 .Fiscal policy instruments for reducing congestion and atmospheric emissions in the transport sector : a review
36 .A general equilibrium analysis of demand side management programs under the clean development mechanism of the kyoto protocol
37 .The role of revenue recycling schemes in environmental tax selection : a general equilibrium analysis
38 .Atmospheric stabilization of CO2 emissions : near-term reductions and intensity-based targets

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