Ramesh C. Kumar

Professor Emeritus

Ramesh C. Kumar.BStat, MStat (Indian Statistical Institute); MA, PhD (Toronto)

Email​: rkumar@uwaterloo.ca

Retired: 2010
Areas of specializationComparative economic growth; Resource and environment economics

Research interests

Comparative economic growth

  • Role of government in economic growth
  • Role of multilateral institutions (eg. IMF, IBRED)
  • Third world debt

Resource and environment economics

  • Contingent valuation
  • Econometrics of travel cost models
  • Exhaustible resources and development

Selected publications

Chapters in books

  • "Poverty reduction and the poverty reduction facility at the IMF: carving a new path or losing its Way ", in J.A. Brox and P. Koveos (eds).  Globalization, governance and public policy (Waterloo North Academic Press, 2007) pp 83-107. 
  • "The rationality of violent conflict", jointly with M.C. Howard, in J.A. Brox and P. Koveos (eds), Globalization, governance and public policy (Waterloo North Academic Press, 2007) pp 3-20.
  • "Re-engaging India: upgrading the Canada-India bazaar relationship", jointly with N. Narain, in A.F. Cooper and D. Rowlands (eds), Canada among nations 2005: split images (McGill University Press, 2005) pp 169-184.

Articles in refereed journals

  • “How to eat a cake of unknown size: a reconsideration", Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 50: 408-21, 2005.
  • “Estimating willingness to pay for improved water Quality in the presence of potential item non-response bias”, jointly with J. Brox and K. Stollery, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 85: 414-428, 2003.

Technical reports

  • "Poverty reduction and poverty reduction facility at the IMF: carving a new path or losing its way", CIGI Working Paper # 18, Centre for International Governance Innovation, 2007.
Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo