Bio: Rohit Jindal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Decision Sciences at MacEwan University School of Business. Dr. Jindal has a PhD from Michigan State University (USA) and an MSc from the University of Edinburgh (UK). He has previously worked at University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business and at University of Alberta. He is also a recipient of the inaugural Banting Fellowship of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the highest level research award for postdoctoral work in Canada. Among his other grants include research awards and fellowships from the University of Alberta, Michigan State University, the World Agroforestry Centre, the University of Edinburgh, Australian National University, and the Shell Foundation. Rohit has also consulted on projects funded by the World Bank, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the German Bank for Reconstruction (Kfw).
Teaching: Rohit Jindal teaches the following courses in quantitative methods in the School of Business.
- MGTS 103: Probability and Statistics I – Introduction to statistics, probability distributions, hypothesis testing, decision analysis.
- MGTS 312: Probability and Statistics II – Simple and multiple linear regression, model building, advanced topics in business statistics.
Research: Dr. Jindal has published his research in top international journals such as World Development, Land Use Policy, and Ecological Economics. He works on the crosscutting themes of international environmental policy and sustainable resource management that affect businesses, development organizations, and local communities:
(1.) Applied econometrics/statistics: Using advanced econometric and statistical tools to conduct feasibility assessment and impact evaluation of environmental management projects.
- Reducing poverty through carbon forestry? Impacts of the N’hambita community carbon project in Mozambique; R Jindal, JM Kerr, S Carter – World Development, 2012.
- Exploring demand for forestry in lake Victoria Basin (western Kenya): An econometric approach; R Jindal, 2008.
(2.) Environmental policy & resource economics: A key research area especially the interaction between land use change and climate change mitigation. Main focus on Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) and on international carbon markets.
- Payments for environmental services: evolution toward efficient and fair incentives for multifunctional landscapes; M Van Noordwijk, B Leimona, R Jindal, GB Villamor et al, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 2012.
- Payments for watershed services in Asia: a review of current initiatives; M Huang, SK Upadhyaya, R Jindal, J Kerr – Journal of Sustainable Forestry, 2009.
- Forestry-based carbon sequestration projects in Africa: Potential benefits and challenges; R Jindal, B Swallow, J Kerr – Natural Resources Forum, 2008.
- Sustainable development in the Clean Development Mechanism: constraints and opportunities; J Kerr, C Foley, K Chung, R Jindal – Journal of Sustainable Forestry, 2006.
(3.) Experimental and behavioral economics: Incentives – both monetary and non-monetary play an important role in shaping human behavior and preferences. Within this broad and rapidly expanding field, focus on field experiments in different contexts across North America, Africa and Asia.
- Prosocial behavior and incentives: Evidence from field experiments in rural Mexico and Tanzania; J Kerr, M Vardhan, R Jindal – Ecological Economics, 2012.
- Social dimensions of procurement auctions for environmental service contracts: Evaluating tradeoffs between cost-effectiveness and participation by the poor in rural Tanzania; R Jindal, JM Kerr, PJ Ferraro, BM Swallow – Land Use Policy, 2011.
For a more updated list of Dr. Jindal’s publications, visit Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=Jpypjc0AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao