Bahman Kashi is a Continuing Adjunct Assistant Professor at Queen’s University and the founder and an economist with Limestone Analytics. Before Limestone, he worked for eight years as a consultant in the areas of economic impact assessment, public investment management, economic analysis of development projects, and evaluation of social programs.

Dr. Kashi has worked on capacity building and technical advisory projects in Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Haiti, Malaysia, Canada, United States, Cyprus, Ghana, Lesotho, Indonesia, and Switzerland. His research interests include economics of energy, transport, and telecommunication markets; private sector engagement and innovative finance; integration of environmental and social impacts into cost-benefit analysis, monitoring and evaluation; and institutional aspects of impact analysis.

Dr. Kashi has held numerous professional positions under multi-year technical contracts, including the Research Director for USAID’s Learning, Evaluation, and Analysis Project (LEAP) III (2018 - 2022) and a Senior Advisor to the Economic Analysis division of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) (2018 - 2021).

Selected Publications

Kashi, Bahman, et al. "Multiple micronutrient supplements are more cost-effective than iron and folic acid: modeling results from 3 high-burden Asian countries." The Journal of nutrition 149.7 (2019): 1222-1229.

Kashi B, Simpson D, Simon C, Higgins M, Manion N, & Bruner A. (2018). Integrating Ecosystem Values into Cost-Benefit Analysis: Recommendations for USAID and Practitioners. Retrieved from USAID.

Belt, Juan AB, et al. "Cost Benefit Analysis of Power Sector Reform in Haiti." The ICER Chronicle Edition 8 (March 2018) (2017).

Watt J, Peyrow K, Schmidt S, Kashi B. (2017). Integrating Gender in Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. Prepared for USAID.

Kashi, Bahman. "Risk management and the stated investment costs by independent power producers." Energy Economics 49 (2015): 660-668.


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