ACEF Speaker 2021

Ram Manohar Shrestha

Professor, the School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD),
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Ram M. Shrestha is an Emeritus Professor at the School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand and a former Chairman of the Academic Senate of AIT.

He has served as a Visiting Professor of the Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University in Japan and the Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University in Nepal. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Gandaki University in Nepal.

Professor Shrestha has served as the Editor-in-Chief of International Energy Journal; as an Associate Editor of Energy Economics, Energy – The International Journal and Journal of Energy Engineering of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); and as a Guest Editor of Energy Policy. He has also been a member of International Advisory Board of Carbon Management.

His areas of research are energy economics, climate policy, and energy-economic modeling. He has published 12 books and several scientific papers in reputed peer-reviewed international journals. He is a recipient of The Energy Journal’s Best Paper Award from the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).

Professor Shrestha holds a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in resource economics and a master’s degree in industrial engineering and management from the Asian Institute of Technology. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the M.S. University of Baroda, India. He also holds a Bachelor of Law from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.


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