PhD Students at CELP

James Milner

James Milner

BSocSc (Malawi), MA Development Economics (Williams College, MA, USA)

James received his first degree in Social Science with a major in Economics and a minor in Demography from the University of Malawi in 1990. He then joined the civil service as a Malawi Government Economist before obtaining a Masters of Arts degree in Development Economics in 1994 at the Centre for Development Economics, Williams College, Massachusetts, USA. One year after his return to Malawi, he joined the Centre for Social Research at the University of Malawi as a Research Fellow in rural development and agricultural economics. However, his main interests have been in the field of environmental and natural resource economics and management.He has done research and consultancy work in the fields of natural resources management, environmental economics, food security, sustainable development and livelihoods, and development evaluation.

Thesis Topic: An Institutional Analysis of Stakeholder Responses to Wildlife Collaborative Management Arrangements in Malawi
This is an analysis of wildlife management reforms in Malawi looking at the impact on local communities’ access to protected areas’ resources and benefits and costs of collaborative management of protected areas.
Supervisor(s): Dr Jon Lovett and Dr Piran White
Research Interests: natural resources management, environmental economics, food security, sustainable development and livelihoods, development evaluation
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Bishnu Pariyar

Bishnu Pariyar

BA (York)

Bishnu is generally interested in a wide range of Social Policy and Environmental issues. In particular he is passionate about natural resource management (NRM) especially in the context of developing countries. He has a profound in interested in the institutional analysis of community based natural resource management (CBNRM). He is keen in exploring poverty-environment nexus. His current research focuses on property rights and its implications on trickle down effect of irrigation resources in Nepal.

Thesis Topic: Political Ecology of CPR Governance: Social Taxonomy, Socio-Economic Heterogeneity and Distributional Implication of Irrigation Development in Nepal
Supervisor(s): Dr Jon Lovett and Dr. Carolyn Snell Pomfret
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Web: http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/spsw/bishnupariyar.html