Bhawani Mishra

Bhawani Mishra
Working Title
Senior Research Associate
People Type
214 Gentry Hall

Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia

MS, Chiang Mai University, Thailand


Bhawani Mishra is a Senior Research Associate at the Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA)/ Institute of Public Policy (IPP), Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri. He received a doctoral degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics (with a minor in statistics) from the University of Missouri, Columbia. His research interests include economic impact analysis, poverty, food security, regional economics, and health economics. Before joining the doctoral program here at the University of Missouri, he has worked as an agricultural economist for 13 years at the Ministry of Agriculture Development, Nepal.

Dr. Mishra has extensive experience working with projects related to Missouri's Medicaid program. Recently, he worked on projects like childhood asthma, telehealth, HEDIS measures, and Mental health. Dr. Mishra has published research using secondary datasets and secondary data on impact analysis, food security, poverty, technical efficiency, and health care.

Selected Publications

Nagykaldi, Zsolt; Scheid, Dewey; Zhao, Daniel; Mishra, Bhawani; Greever-Rice, Tracy. 2017.“An Innovative Community-Based Model for Improving Preventive Care in Rural Counties”. The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 30(5), pp583-591.

Krishna Lal Poudel, Bhawani Mishra, and Thomas G. Johnson, 2016. “Farm Efficiency and its Determinants in Different Farm Size and Altitude Categories: A case of Organic Coffee Cultivation in Nepal.” 2017. Journal of Economic Insight vol 43(1) pp1-18.

Bhawani Mishra, KL Poudel, and Dilli R Mishra. 2016. “Effect of Change in Indian Rice Price on Nepalese Rice Market: A Partial Equilibrium Model.” Agricultural Economics Research Review 29(1), pp 127-134.

Bhawani Mishra, Shriniwas Gautam, and Thomas G. Johnson. 2016. A Spatial Analysis of Creative Class Worker Growth Convergence in US Counties. “Romanian Journal of Regional Science.10 (1). pp 43-66.

Book Publications

Bhawani Mishra, 2013. Food Security at the Household Level: A Case of Kailali District, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.

Project Reports

Johnson, Thomas G., Shriniwas Gautam, Bhawani Mishra, and Timothy L. Haithcoat.2011. The Benefits of Expanded Broadband for Missouri Farms and Agribusinesses. Community Policy Analysis Center, University of Missouri, Columbia.

Johnson, Thomas G., James Rossi, and Bhawani Mishra. 2011. Potential Economic Contributions of a University of Missouri School of Medicine Clinical Campus in Springfield, Missouri. Community Policy Analysis Center, University of Missouri, Columbia.

Johnson, Thomas G., Dennis Robinson, and Bhawani Mishra. 2010. The Importance of Animal Agriculture to the Missouri Economy. Community Policy Analysis Center, University of Missouri, Columbia.