Dr. Sanval Nasim
Dr. Sanval Nasim is an assistant professor of economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). His primary research field is environmental and natural resource economics. His current work investigates: the willingness-to-pay for air pollution information and masks through a randomized control trial in Lahore; the impact of informational nudges on water conservation behaviour using an experimental design; the benefits of incentivizing the adoption of “clean” brick kiln technologies in Punjab; and the effects of institutional constraints on the efficient allocation, optimal management, and pricing of groundwater in Pakistan’s Indus Basin.
Dr. Nasim obtained his PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of California, Riverside in 2015 and a BA in Economics-Mathematics and in History from Colby College in 2008. His research has been funded by several international organizations, including the International Growth Center (IGC) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and he has consulted for the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme, IGC, Punjab Government, and Urban Unit.