Dr. Keshab Bhattarai

Senior Lecturer in Economics

Business School, The University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX, UK

Tel: 44-(0)1482-463207; Fax: 44-(0)1482-463484

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  • List of Publications

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  • Recent Conferences

  • Earlier Conferences

  • Economics Seminars in Hull University Business School


  • Research Project Working Papers

  • Publications in Standard International Journals

  • Bhattarai K (2016) Growth and Income Distributions in Four EU Economies, International Advances in Economic Research, 22:263-277

  • Bhattarai K (2016) Impact of Foreign Aid on Growth and Trade, Journal of Economics and Development Studies, Vol. 4 No. 2, forthcoming

  • Bhattarai K (2016) Unemployment-Inflation Trade-Offs in OECD Countries, Economic Modelling, 58 (2016) 93-103

  • Open access to Bhattarai K (2016) Unemployment-Inflation Trade-Offs in OECD Countries, Economic Modelling, 58 (2016) 93-103

  • Bhattarai K (2016) FDI and Growth, Advances in Management and Applied Economics, Volume 6, issue 2, pp.1-23, ScienPress Ltd.

  • Bhattarai K, J Haughton and D. Tuerck (2015) Fiscal Policy, Growth and Income Distribution in the UK, Applied Economics and Finance, 2:3:20-36

  • Bhattarai K, J Haughton and D. Tuerck (2015) The Economic Effects of the Fair Tax: Analysis of Results of a Dynamic CGE Model of the US Economy, International Economics and Economic Policy, 13, 3, 451-466

  • Bhattarai K, J Haughton and D. Tuerck (2016) The Economic Effects of the Fair Tax: Analysis of Results of a Dynamic CGE Model of the US Economy, International Economics and Economic Policy, Online Version, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10368-016-0352-4

  • Bhattarai K (2015) Financial Deepening and Economic Growth, Applied Economics, Vol. 47, No. 11, 1133-1150

  • Bhattarai K (2015) Financial Deepening and Economic Growth in Advanced and Emerging Economies, The Review of Development Economics, 19(1), 178-195

  • Bhattarai K and H. Dixon (2014) Equilibrium Unemployment in a General Equilibrium Model with Taxes, The Manchester School, 82, S1, 90-128

  • Bhattarai K (2014) Money and economic growth, Journal of Economic Asymmetries, 11 (2014), 8-18

  • Bhattarai K. and S. Mallick (2013) Impact of China’s currency valuation and labour cost on the US in a trade and exchange rate model. North American Journal of Economicsand Finance, 25:40-59

  • Basu P. and K. Bhattarai (2012) Government Bias in Education, Schooling Attainment and Long-run Growth, Southern Economic Journal, 79(1), 127-143

  • Basu P. and K. Bhattarai (2012) Cognitive Skills, Openness and Growth, the Economic Record, 88: 280: March, 18-38

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  • Bhattarai K. (2011) General Equilibrium Impacts of Monetary and Fiscal Policies on Welfare of Households in South Asia, Review of Development Economics, 15:4:745-757, October

  • Bhattarai K. and J. Whalley (2009) Redistribution Effects of Transfers, Economica, 76:3:413-431 July

  • Bhattarai K. (2008) " An Empirical Study of Interest Determination Rule, Applied Financial Economics, 18:4:327-343, March 2008

  • Bhattarai K. (2007)Economic Models of Humber Region, Atlantic Economic Journal, 35:473-490 December, 2007

  • Bhattarai K. (2007) " Welfare Impacts of Equal-Yield Tax Experiment in the UK Economy, Applied Economics, 39,1545-1563, 2007

  • Bhattarai K. and J. Whalley (2006) "Division and Size of Gains from Liberalization of Trade in Services", Review of International Economics,2006:14:3:348-361;
  • Bhattarai K. (2005)" Consumption, Investment and Financial Intermediation in Ramsey Models, Applied Financial Economics Letters, 2005, 1(6):1-5

  • Bhattarai K. and J. Whalley (2003) "Discreteness and the Welfare Cost of Labour Supply Tax Distortions" International Economic Review,Vol.44 No. 3, August, 2003


  • Bhattarai K. and J. Whalley (1999) "The role of labour demand elasticities in tax incidence analysis with heterogenous labour" , Empirical Economics, 24:4:.599-620, November

  • Bhattarai K., M. Ghosh and J. Whalley (1999)"On Some Properties of trade closure widely used in numerical modelling" , Economics Letters, Vol.62, no.1, pp. 13-21, 1999

  • Bhattarai K. (1997) Financial Deepening and Economic Development in Nepal: A Forward Looking CGE Model with Financial Intermediation, Ph.D. dissertation Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    Publications of in other Journals


  • Bhattarai K. and Mark Armah (2013)The Effects of Exchange Rate on the Trade Balance in Ghana: Evidence from Cointegration Analysis, African Journal of Business and Management, forthcoming

  • Bhattarai K. (2013)Coalition for constitution and economic growth in Nepal, International Journal of Global Studies (IJGS), 1:1, February, 1-4

  • International Journal of Global Studies (IJGS)

  • Bhattarai K. and E. Okyere (2013) Welfare and growth impacts of taxes: Applied generalequilibrium models of Ghana, International Journal of Global Studies (IJGS), 1:1, February, 5-19

  • Bhattarai K. (2011) Constitution and Economic Models for the Federal Republic of Nepal, Economic Journal of Nepal, Vol. 33, No.1, January_March, Issue No. 129, p. 1-15

  • Bhattarai K. (2011) Empty Core in a Coalition: Why No Constitution in Nepal?, Indian Journal of Economics and Business, 10:1:119-126,March 2011

  • Bhattarai K. (2011) Brain Gain (Drain), Immigration and Global Network: Nepalese Students in UK, International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies,4:4:345-365

  • Bhattarai K. (2011) Impact of Exchange Rate and Money Supply on Growth, Inflation and Interest Rates in UK, International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance, 4:4:355-371

  • Bhattarai K. (2011) Econometric and Stochastic General Equilibrium Models for Evaluation of Economic Policies, International Journal of Trade and Global Markets, 4:2: 212-241.

  • Bhattarai K. (2011) Trade, Growth and Poverty in South Asia, Handbooks of South Asian Economics from Routledge, Chapter 17 pp. 258-276 (ed. Raghbendra Jha; http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415553971/)

  • Bhattarai K. (2010) Why Fuel Poverty? Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting, 13:3:115-123

  • Bhattarai K. (2010) Strategic and general equilibrium models of poverty, Romanian Jounral of Economic Forecasting, 13:1:137-150

  • Bhattarai K. (2010) Why Fuel Poverty? Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting, 13:3:115-123

  • Bhattarai K. (2010) Strategic and general equilibrium models of poverty, Romanian Jounral of Economic Forecasting, 13:1:137-150

  • Bhattarai K. (2010) Taxes, public spending and growth in OECD countries, Problems and Perspective in Management, 8:1: 14-30

  • Bhattarai K and M. Bhattarai (2009) Radon exposure in homes and environmental health problems: causes and solutions in SK Paul ed. (2009) Poverty Health and Development, Worth Publishers

  • Bhattarai K. (2006) Macroeconomic Impacts of Taxes: A General Equilibrium Analysis, Indian Economic Journal, 54:2:95-116, July-Sept.


  • Bhattarai K. (2006) Consequences of April 2006 Revolutionary Changes in Nepal: Continuation of Nepalese Dilemma Bhattarai, Keshab; Indian Journal of Economics and Business, December, v. 5, iss. 2, pp. 315-21

  • Bhattarai K. (2004)"Multi-Sectoral Multi-Household General Equilibrium Tax Model: an Application," Problems and Perspectives in Management, 3/2004

  • Bhattarai K. (2003)"Efficiency and Factor Reallocation Effects and Marginal Excess Burden of Taxes in the UK Economy Bhattarai, Keshab; European Research Studies, v.6, iss. 3-4, pp. 177-205

  • "General Bhattarai K. and J. Whalley (2000) Equilibrium Modelling of UK Tax Policy" in S. Holly and M. Weale ed., Econometric Modelling Techniques and Applications, Cambridge University Press, UK 2000.

  • Bhattarai K. (2001) "Welfare Gains to UK from Global Free Trade" European Research Studies,Vol. IV 269, Issues 3-4, 55-72

  • Bhattarai K. (2001)"Welfare Gains to Small Asian Economies from a Global Free Trade" Economic Journal of Development Issues,Vol. II No. 1&2, Jan-June and July-December 2001.

  • Bhattarai K. and J. Whalley (1999)"The role of labour demand elasticities in tax incidence analysis with heterogenous labour"
  • with John Whalley, Empirical Economics, 24:599-619

    Bhattarai K. and J. Whalley (1999) The role of labour demand elasticities in tax incidence analysis with heterogenous labour, in R.Boadway and B.Raj (ed.) Advances in Publoic Economics, Physica-Verlag pp 47-70; ISBN:3-7908-1283-8

  • Bhattarai K., M. Ghosh and J. Whalley (1999)"More on Trade Closure" with Madan Mohan Ghosh and John Whalley A chapter in G. Ranis and L.K.Raut ed. "Trade, Growth and Development: Essays in Honor of Professor T.N. Srinivasan", Contributions to Economic Analysis, North-Holland.

  • Bhattarai K. (2001) "Multi-sectoral Multi-household General Equilibrium Tax Model" Problems and Perspective in Management,spring 2004; appeared also as the Working Paper no. 9, Hull Advances in Policy Economics Research Papers

    Teaching and Learning


  • Lectures in Advanced Macroeconomics (for MPhil/PhD)


  • Lectures in Advanced Microeconomics (for MPhil/PhD)


  • Lectures in Econometric Analysis (for MPhil/PhD)


  • Lecture Programmes in Economic Analysis (for BSc(Econ))


  • Lecture Programmes in Empirical Economics (for BA/BSc(Econ))

  • Reserch Techniques


  • Economic Models: How to Start?

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