Keshar Ghimire

Keshar M. Ghimire , PhD

Assoc Professor

Professional Summary

Dr. Keshar M. Ghimire is an Associate Professor of Economics at University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash. Besides teaching courses in economics, Dr. Ghimire conducts applied microeconomic research in the areas of labor economics and health economics. He has presented his research in several national and international conferences including the conferences of the American Economic Association, American Society of Health Economists, International Health Economics Association, and Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. As an expert in his area of research, he has been invited to review journal articles for several academic journals such as Health Economics, Journal of Policy Analaysis and Management, Journal of Economic Geography, and BMC Health Services Research among others. Dr. Ghimire's research has been discussed in media outlets including  National Public Radio (NPR), The Wall Street Journal - Marketwatch, Reuters, the Freakonomics radio, and more.

Dr. Ghimire also serves as the Program Director for Sports Administration program at UC Blue Ash and Course Director for Healthcare Economics in the Masters of Health Administration (MHA) program at the College of Allied Health Sciences. 

Courses Taught:

Health Economics- Graduate
Industrial Organization for Business Strategy - Graduate
Special Topics: Applied Research Methods - Undergraduate
Intermediate Macroeconomics - Undergraduate
Economics of Sports - Undergraduate
Introduction to Microeconomics  - Undergraduate
Introduction to Macroeconomics - Undergraduate
Introduction to Economics - Undergraduate
American Economy - Undergraduate    

Abouk, R., Ghimire, K. M., Maclean, J. C., & Powell, D. (2023). Pain management and work capacity: evidence from marijuana legalization. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (accepted). 

Dasgupta, K., Ghimire, K., Pacheco, G. (2022). How heavy is the price of smoking? Estimating the effects of prenatal smoking on child weight outcomes. Applied Economics, 1-17.

Dasgupta, K., Ghimire, K., Plum, A. (2021). Impact of state children's health insurance program on fertility of immigrant women. Applied Economics Letters, 1-13.

Ghimire, K. M. (2021). Supply of Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Native Entrepreneurship. IZA Journal of Development and Migration, 12(1). 

Maclean, J. C., Ghimire, K. M., Nicholas, L. H. (2020). Marijuana legalization and disability claiming. Health economics, 30(2), 453-469.

Ghimire, K. M., Maclean, J. C. (2020). Medical marijuana and workers' compensation claiming. Health economics, 29(4), 419-434. 

Ghimire, K. M. (2018). Impact of children's health insurance benefit on labor supply of adults: evidence from newly arrived immigrants. Economics Bulletin, 38(1), 234-247. 

Ghimire, K. M., Maclean, J. C. (2015). Economic Conditions at School-leaving and Self-employment. Economics Letters, 137, 154-156. 

Working Papers:

"Is it time to let go of the past? Effect of Clean Slate regulation on employment and earnings (with Kabir Dasgupta and Alexander Plum) (Revise an resubmit


PhD: Temple University Philadelphia, (Economics)

BA: Hunter College, City University of New York New York, NY, (Economics and Mathematics)

Research and Practice Interests

Applied Econometrics, Labor Economics, Health Economics,  Entrepreneurship, Immigration, Public Policy


Labor economics, Health economics, Immigration, Entrepreneurship, Econometrics