Prayash Pathak Chalise

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Research Assistant - Applied Economics
Research Interests

My research interest lies in the intersection of population, health and environment. I am primarily interested to see how changes in environment affects human health and population dynamics. My past research experience was focused mainly on developing countries, however now I am also interested in studying similar topics in developed countries. I mostly work with DHS and CPS datasets.


Prayash Pathak is a first year Ph.D. student in the Applied Economics department at the University of Minnesota. His research focus lies on understanding the complex dynamics between health, population and environment of developing and developed countries. His M.S. thesis was focused on understanding the effects of long term climate changes on child health parameters of South Asian countries. Building on these research experiences, he now plans to focus his Ph.D. research within similar studies of human health and environment interactions.