Krishna P. Paudel

Professor

ADDRESS:
225 Martin D. Woodin Hall

EMAIL ADDRESS:
kpaudel@agcenter.lsu.edu

OFFICE PHONE:
225-578-7363

COLLEGE:
College of Agriculture

DEPARTMENT:
Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Environmental and Resource Economics

 

Curriculum Vitae

Vitae

 

 

Education

Ph. D. Agricultural & Applied Economics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA, May, 1999

M. S. Agricultural Economics, Auburn University, AL 36849, US, August, 1995

B. Sc. Ag. with Distinction, Agricultural Sciences, IAAS/Tribhuvan University, Nepal, August, 1992

 

Experience


Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 2014 – to Present

Visiting Professor, College of Business and Economics, south china agricultural university, China, 2015-2017

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 2007 to June 2014.

Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, vanderbilt university, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2009.

Consultant, World Bank, October 1, 2008 – August 31, 2009

Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 2001 – June 2007.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, January 1999 - March 2001.

Current Research

I am working on several aspects of water quality and water quantity issues in Louisiana. Specifically, my work relates to irrigation technology adoption, conjunctive groundwater surface water use, water salinity issues and best management practices adoption. I am also involved in understanding technology adoption and other environmental problems in developing countries primarily in China, Nepal and Uganda.

 

Publications

Amir Mani, Frank T-C. Tsai, Krishna Paudel. 2016. Mixed integer linear fractional programming for conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater. Forthcoming Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management (2014 ISI MPACT FACTOR: 2.676]

Krishna Paudel, Mahesh Pandit, and Roger Hinson. 2016. Irrigation Water Sources and Irrigation Application Methods Used by U.S. Plant Nursery Producers. Water Resources Research DOI: 10.1002/2015WR017619 (2014 ISI MPACT FACTOR: 3.549)

Bingqing Wu, Bhaba Sarkar, and Krishna Paudel. 2015. Sustainable energy from biomass:
biomethane manufacturing plant location and distribution problem. Applied
Energy 158(11):597-608. (ISI MPACT FACTOR: 5.613]

Dayton Lambert, Krishna Paudel and J. Larson. 2015. Bundled Adoption of Precision Agriculture Technologies by Cotton Producers. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 40(2):325-345. (ISI MPACT FACTOR: 0.526)

Krishna Paudel and Biswo Poudel. 2013. Functional form of water pollutants-income
relationship under the environmental Kuznets curve framework. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 95:261-267.

Biswo N. Poudel, Krishna Paudel, Govinda Timilsina, David Zilberman. 2012. Providing Numbers for a Food versus Fuel Debate: An Analysis of a Future Biofuel Production Scenario. Agricultural Economics Perspective and Policy 34(2012):637-668.

Krishna Paudel and Upton Hatch. 2012. Global warming, impact on agriculture and adaptation strategy. Natural Resource Modeling 25:456-481.

Hector Zapata and Krishna Paudel. 2009. Functional form of the environmental Kuznets curve. Advances in Econometrics 25:471-494.

Krishna Paudel and Mark Schaefer, 2009. The Environmental Kuznets Curve under a New Framework: Role of Social Capital in Water Pollution. Environmental and Resource Economics 42:265-278.

Krishna P Paudel, Wayne Gauthier, Larry Hall and John Westra, 2008. Factors Influencing and Steps Leading to the Adoption of Best Management Practices by Louisiana Dairy Farmers. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 40:203-222.

Krishna P. Paudel, Hector Zapata, and Dwi Susanto. 2005. An Empirical Test of Environmental Kuznets Curve for Water Pollution. Environmental and Resource Economics 31:325-348.

Teaching

Course Number Course Name
AGEC 3413 Agricultural Business Decision Making
AGEC 7523 Nonmarket Valuation
AGEC 7513 Dynamic of Natural Resource Economics

Grants

Krishna Paudel and Guidry: Costs and returns from Irrigating Soybeans in Louisiana. Louisiana Corn and Soybean Promotion Board. Amount funded: $31,270

Krishna Paudel and Kurt Guidry. Economic Impacts of Groundwater Salinity in Soybean and Grain Production in Louisiana. Louisiana Corn and Soybean Promotion Board. Amount funded: $35,570

Krishna Paudel and Frank Tsai. Transboundary Water Management under the Threat of Salt Water Intrusion. Louisiana BOR funding $127,000

Krishna Paudel. BHEARD Program – Uganda. USAID/Michigan State University, Amount funded: $148,383