keshab bhattarai

Dr Keshab Bhattarai

Senior Lecturer in Economics

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • Hull University Business School

Qualifications

  • PhD

Summary

Keshab Bhattarai is a senior lecturer in economics, specialising in general equilibrium analysis of macro and micro economic policy issues and econometrics.

He is involved in teaching advanced macroeconomics, advanced microeconomics and econometric analysis for PhD students, economics and research methods for MSc students, and macroeconomics at undergraduate level.

Dr Bhattarai has also served as an external examiner of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and PhD theses for reputed universities in the UK and abroad.

He has given seminars to other departments and presented papers and chaired sessions regularly in high level conferences including the RES, AEA, EEA, EEFS, AIEFS and IAES.

Led dynamic general equilibrium modelling tasks of the energy sector under the Supergen research project from 2005-2007 in the University of Hull.

Contributed to the dynamic general equilibrium modelling of the US economy with colleagues at the Beaconhill Institute of the Suffolk University, Boston, USA for analysis of tax reform proposals of presidential candidates in the general election 2016 under a large scale grant from the National Council for Policy Analysis in Texas, US. Results of an earlier study on the impacts of fair tax system led to papers for policy debates in 2006-2007 and a publication in the IEEP in 2016.

Invited speaker to universities and institutions in the UK and India, such as UWE and Loughborough Universities in the UK, the Economics and Growth Institute in Delhi, the University of Hyderabad in India, and TU and KU in Kathmandu.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

- Dissertation

- Empirical Economics

- Further Economic Analysis

Postgraduate

- Advanced Macroeconomics

- Advanced Microeconomics

- Econometric Analysis

Journal Article

Simulating corporate income tax reform proposals with a dynamic CGE model

Bhattarai, K., Haughton, J., Head, M., & Tuerck, D. G. (2017). Simulating corporate income tax reform proposals with a dynamic CGE model. International Journal of Economics and Finance, 9(5), 20-35. https://doi.org/10.5539/ijef.v9n5p20

Dynamic CGE model of the Chinese economy for fiscal and financial policy analysis

Bhattarai, K. (2017). Dynamic CGE model of the Chinese economy for fiscal and financial policy analysis. USA-China business review, 16(4), 141-164. https://doi.org/10.17265/1537-1514/2017.04.001

The distributional effects of the Trump and Clinton tax proposals

Haughton, J., Bachman, P., Bhattarai, K., & Tuerck, D. G. (2017). The distributional effects of the Trump and Clinton tax proposals. Atlantic Economic Journal, 45(4), 453-472. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11293-017-9554-6

Tax plan debates in the US presidential election : a dynamic CGE analysis of growth and redistribution trade-offs

Bhattarai, K., Bachman, P., Conte, F., Haughton, J., Head, M., & Tuerck, D. G. (2018). Tax plan debates in the US presidential election : a dynamic CGE analysis of growth and redistribution trade-offs. Economic modelling, 68, (529-542). doi:10.1016/j.econmod.2017.08.031. ISSN 0264-9993

Impacts of Trump tax reforms on growth, inequality and debt

Bhattarai, K., Haughton, J. H., & Tuerck, D. (2017). Impacts of Trump tax reforms on growth, inequality and debt. 00 Journal not listed, 20-21

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Bhattarai welcomes applications in

- Tax policy analysis and public finance

- UK, EU and US and other advanced economies

- Developing and emerging economies

- Dynamic CGE and applied microeconomics

- DSGE models and applied macroeconomics

- Finance and growth

- Applied econometrics

Completed PhDs

As first supervisor

- Dr Abraham Adu (2017) Banking sector efficiency in Ghana: General Equilibrium and Econometric Analysis

- Dr Kennedy Abrokwa (2016) Role of energy sector in the Ghanaian economy

- Dr Dawid Trzeciakiewiecz (2015) Three Essays in Fiscal Policy of the UK: DSGE Analysis

- Dr Emmanuel Okyere (2013) Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis of Economic Policies in Ghana

- Dr Andrew Sloan (2009) Macroeconomic dynamics among UK Regions, HUBS

- Dr Sehm Negm (2009) Free Trade and Economic Growth in Egypt; Tanta University, Egypt

- Dr Mark K Armah (2007) Econometric and General Equilibrium Analysis of Exchange Rate in Developing Economies

- Dr Francesco D Bispham (2006) Panel-Cointegration and Unit Roots and Efficiency of Asymptotic Estimators

- Dr Naveed Hassan Naqvi (2003) The Relationship Between Private and Public Capital and Impact on Economic Growth: The Case of Pakistan

As second supervisor

- Dr Fu Tong (2015) Ex post contract adjustment in public private partnership projects (with Steve Trotter)

- Dr Ahmet Al-Busaidy (2009) Industrial Clustering in Oman (with Steve Trotter)

- Dr Hoessein Panahi (2008) Geographic Proximity and Economic Growth (with Richard Green)

Current PhD supervisions

- Xinxing Sima, General Equilibrium Analysis of Role of Education and Health in Economic Growth in China, viva taken in August, revising for resubmission

- Chonlakan Benjasak, Financing energy for growth: general equilibrium and econometric analysis, study leave from Walailak University, Thailand

- Ben-Naser Abdulhamid, Impacts of exchange rate fluctuations on macroeconomic performance in Libya, study leave, University of Misurata Libya

- Abdelatif Taloba, Models of economic growth and redistribution in Libya, study leave from Misurata Libya (revising his upgrade proposal)

- Thi Kim Dung Nguyen, A CGE model for fiscal and monetary policy analyses of Vietnam, study leave, NEU, Honoi, Vietnam

- Resham B Thapa Parajuli, Economic liberalisation and its impact on Growth and Income distribution: a dynamic CGE modelling analysis, upgraded (2015); In leave - TU (Nepal) and Hull University tuition scholarship

- Alloysius Egbulonu, Corruption in Nigeria, self-finance and transferred supervisee