Sanval Nasim

Dr. Sanval Nasim is Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in the Department of Economics (MGSHSS).  His primary research and teaching field is enviornmental and natural resource economics.

Dr. Nasim obtained his PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of California, Riverside, USA in 2015. His PhD research explored the effects of institutional constraints on the efficient allocation and optimal management of groundwater in Pakistan’s Indus Basin. Dr. Nasim is interested in discovering how human behavior contributes to the long term degradation of natural resource systems and how local institutions shape and inform economic policies for a sustainable environment and a healthy resource base. He first became fascinated by the field of environmental economics as an Undergraduate student at Colby College, USA, where he double majored in Economics and History. Prior to that, he completed the International Baccalaureate at the United World College, USA.

His research interests include water management, sustainability and conservation; air pollution mitigation; and climate change.

Content by Sanval Nasim
  • Project

    Emissions rating programme: Environmental impacts and firm behaviour

    Several countries have used emissions rating programmes to incentivise industrial plants to comply with emissions standards and maintain low levels of pollution. Such programmes function by using regularly monitored emissions data from major industrial plants to rate firms from the least compliant to the most compliant. Besides making environmental performance more...

    3 Feb 2020 | Michael Greenstone, Sanval Nasim, Usman Naeem, Ali Habib

  • Project

    Investigating the environmental and economic benefits of energy efficient brick kilns

    Conventional brick kilns—Bull’s Trench Kiln (BTK)—in Pakistan’s Punjab province are a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions and harmful particulates which exacerbate climate change and deteriorate ambient air quality. Targeting emissions from brick kilns provides an avenue for Punjab’s Environmental Protection Department (EPD) to bring the provincial...

    17 Sep 2018 | Faiza Sharif, Sanval Nasim, Ijaz Nabi