Faculty Biography

Shital Sharma, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Economics/Statistics
PhD, Clark University

Shital Sharma has a Ph.D. in Economics with an expertise in using applied econometric methods to measure efficiency and productivity. His main research interests are Environmental Economics and Productivity and Efficiency Analysis. In addition to working as a graduate researcher in the U.S. Census – Boston Research Data Center, he previously taught Economics for 4 years and was a program officer for Management Association of Nepal. He has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Management.

Research Interests

Efficiency and Productivity Analysis using DEA and SFA, Environmental Economics

Teaching Courses

Quantitative Methods for Managers
Statistical Methods
Management Decision Models

Key Publications and Presentations

Sharma, Shital. 2016. "Environmental Performance or Productivity Loss?" In Information, Models, and Sustainability: Policy Informatics in the Age of Big Data and Open Government, edited by Jing Zhang, Felipe Luis Luna-Reyes, A. Theresa Pardo, and S. Djoko Sayogo, 39-66. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 

Sharma, S., Zhang, J., and Jin, W. "A resource-based perspective on information technology, policy, and environmental performance." In Proceedings of the 16th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, pp. 107-116. ACM, 2015.

Presented "A Resource Based Perspective on Information Technology, Policy and Environmental Performance," with Jing Zhang and Wang Jin at 16th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, Phoenix, AZ. (June 2015)

Presented "Does IT improve Environmental Performance? Evidence from the U.S. Manufacturing Industry," with Wang Jin at 80th International Atlantic Economic Conference, Boston, MA (October 2015)