Rajendra Dulal, Ph.D.


Rajendra Dulal
Assistant Professor of Economics

Ph.D., Wayne State University

master’s degree in economics, Western Illinois University

M.S. in applied physics, UMASS, Boston.

Contact Information

Dr. Dulal joined Bloomsburg University in Fall 2020. He received his Ph.D. from Wayne State University in 2016 with a concentration in health economics and labor economics. After completion of his Ph.D., Dr. Dulal worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University for a year and joined Tulane University as a visiting faculty. Before joining BU, he worked as a lecturer in the department of economics at the University of North Texas. Dr. Dulal received his master’s degree in economics from Western Illinois University and MS in applied physics from UMASS Boston.

Teaching areas/interests:

Principles of micro & macroeconomics, intermediate microeconomics, labor economics, health economics, mathematical economics, and statistics

Research Interests:

Primary fields of interest: Applied Microeconomics focused on health economics and labor economics
Secondary fields of interest: Applied Econometrics and Environmental Economics


1. Davide Gori, Dulal, R., Hernandez-Boussard et al. (2018). The use of prostate cancer quality measures in literature: a structured review The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 2018; 000:1-10
2. Dulal, R. (2017). Technical efficiency of nursing homes: do five-star quality ratings matter? Health Care Management Science, 1-8
3. Hernandez-Boussard, T., Kourdis, P., Dulal, R., Ferrari, M., Henry, S., Seto, T., McDonald, K., Blayney, D.W. and Brooks, J.D., (2017). A natural language processing algorithm to measure quality prostate cancer care. Journal of Clinical Oncology 35 (8_suppl), 232-232 (ASCO conference abstract)
4. Dulal, R. (2016). Cost efficiency of nursing homes: do five-star quality ratings matter? Health Care Management Science, 20(3), 316-325
5. Dulal, H.B., Dulal R., Yadav P.K. (2015). Delivering green economy in Asia: the role of fiscal instruments. Futures 73, 61-77
6. Dulal, R. (2012). Countervailing conflict interventions as a (potentially preventable) Prisoner's Dilemma outcome. The Southern Business and Economic Journal. Special issue on international business and political economy, 35(1), 1-10