Agribusiness, Ag Finance & Applied Economics Research

Dr. Khanal works in a variety of areas in agricultural and applied economics. His research has primarily focused on financial stress and income risks in farm households, climatic risk and response, food security, technology adoption and impacts,  and economic development. In addition, he has worked in the areas of food demand analysis and projections, land use, farmland values, productivity analysis, and factors influencing farmer's decision in insurance, marketing, and crop choice in developed and developing countries. These research activities has produced nearly 40 research publications including book chapters, referred conference/research/extension papers, proceedings, and peer-reviewed journal articles. He has presented his papers in many national and international conferences and has served as a moderator in different sessions during professional meetings. He also serves as a reviewer for various journals in agricultural and applied economics.
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As an agricultural economist, Dr. Khanal is interested in determining profitable and risk minimized practices for large and small farms, predictive and analytical models, farm and food business and entrepreneurship for different farm types, factors influencing farm household's decisions in land use, technology adoption, capital structure, credit, government programs and their influence on farm and household incomes and food security. He teaches decision making in agribusiness: quantitative applications (graduate level), agribusiness management and market analysis (graduate level)  and agricultural finance (undergrad level) classes in the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.