Seminar Papers

  • ‘Managing Growth for Social Inclusion in South Asia’, a presentation made in the plenary during an International conference on “Prosperity, Equality and Sustainability: Perspectives and Policies for a Better World”, jointly organized by the World Bank and Institute for Human Development, New Delhi , 1-3 June 2016.
  • An Overview of Nepal’s Growth: Constraints and Opportunities, a paper presented during Nepal Day, German Nepal Friendship Association, Cologne, April 30-May 1, 2016.
  • Possibilities of Cooperation at the Sub-regional level in South Asia, a presentation made during Advancing the BBIN Agenda: Exploring possibilities in Trade, Energy and Water Cooperation Conference, jointly organized by the Asia Foundation and Observer Research Foundation, Kolkata, India 3-4 December, 2015.
  •  “Challenges and trade-offs with regard to trade in food staples”, in Agricultural Transformation in Asia: Policy Options for Food and Nutrition Security, IFPRI, Washington, D.C. and Cambodia Development Resource Institute, Siem Reap Province, Kingdom of Cambodia, September 26, 2013.
  • “Economic Growth In Nepal: Need for Economic Reforms?, 6th International Conference on South Asia on the theme “Prospects for Stability and Growth in South Asia”, Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, November 6, 2012.
  • “Policy Priorities for Foreign Aid Reform”: a case for Nepal”, International Conference on Policy Priorities for Aid Reform in South Asia, Institute of Policy Reform and Freidrich Ebert Stiftung, Colombo, 29-30 July, 2010.
  • “Constitution Making Process and Fiscal Federalism in Nepal”, Organized by Embassy of Nepal and Association of Nepalis in the Americas, Virginia, Arlington Library, USA, March 07, 2010.
  • Recent Policy Agenda in Nepal: Constraints to Growth”, International Symposium on Contemporary Issues of Public Policies in Asia: Challenge after the Financial Crisis, Fukino Project, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, February 20, 2010.
  • “Global Financial Crisis in South Asia: Nepalese Perspective”, Second South Asian Economic Summit, New Delhi, December 11, 2009.
  • “Global Financial Fall-out: Assessing impact on Nepalese economy”, Presented at the 4th anniversary of Nepal Agriculture Association, August 29, 2009, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Kathmandu.
  • “Nepal: Fiscal Decentralization under Proposed Federal Structure (Expenditure Assignment & Revenue Sharing), Presented at the Workshop on New Constitution-building Process in Nepal, Patan Bar Association, July 21, 2009, Kathmandu.
  • “Global Economic Recession: Impacts on Remittances”, Presented at the seminar organized by Nepal Remitters Association, December 15, 2008, Kathmandu.
  • Issue of Food crisis and its Impact on Nepal: linking with global financial fall out”, Presented during 4th South Asia Conference on Trade & Development, Center for Trade and Development (CENTAD), December 17, 2008, New Delhi.
  • Removing Growth Constraints: Investigating the Role of Non-resident Nepali, Presented during NRN Day 2008, October 12, 2008, Janakpur, Nepal.
  • “Accessing Nepal’s Trade Flow Gains”, prepared for third annual South Asian Conference on Trade and Development entitled, Harnessing Gains from Trade: Domestic Challenges and Beyond, December 19-20, 2007, New Delhi.
  • Nepal’s Trade and Investment Opportunities: Exploring possibilities for bilateral ties with China, Seminar organized by Nepal-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry, September 7, 2007, Kathmandu.
  • Capital Account Convertibility in India: It’s Implications in Nepal, Seminar organized by South Asian Institute of Management, July 27, 2007, Kathmandu,
  • Economic Development in South Asia: Possibility for Complimentarity, Seminar on “D&B Forum”, Dun & Bradstreet Business Services India Private Limited, April 26, 2007 Kathmandu.
  • Transparency for Corporate Governance: A Nepalese Central Banking Perspective, Workshop on Press and Public Relation Functions of Nepal Rastra Bank, April 8, 2007 Kathmandu.
  • Comparative and Competitive Advantages of Nepal: Issues in the integration of industrial activities and regional cooperation, “Young Entrepreneurs’ Summit: Exploring Possibilities”, organized by Young Entrepreneurs’ Society, Pokhara in cooperation with PCCI, Pokhara and HWK-RH, Mainz, Germany, December 14-16, 2006.
  • Conflict: Economic Implications on the State and People, A paper presented at the seminar on “Discourses on Conflict, Democracy and Peace: Transformations in Nepali Society”, organized by Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies, Tribhuvan University, July 11, 2005, Kathmandu.
  • Globalization of Agriculture and Its Impact in Nepal, A paper prepared for the South Asia Regional Conference (SARC) on “Globalization of Agriculture in South Asia: Has it made a Difference to Rural Livelihoods?”, Co-sponsored by International Association of Agricultural Economics (ISAE), Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing (ISAM) and hosted by the Center for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), March 23-25, 2005, Hyderabad, India.
  • Trade Facilitation Initiatives: An Overview of Measures, Assessing Nepal’s Status in Current International Trade Practices, A paper prepared for Regional Seminar Cum Training Program, South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics & Environment (SAWTEE) and Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS), 30 November- 2 December, 2004, Kathmandu.
  • An Evaluation of Investment Climate and Appropriate Approach: a case for Nepal’s FDI, A paper prepared for the Joint Economic Forum of the Confederation of Nepalese Industries, June 2, 2004, Kathmandu.
  • Trade Facilitation: Nepalese Priorities, A paper presented at the one-day workshop on “Trade Facilitation: Nepalese Priorities” jointly organized by the Institute of Foreign Affairs and SAWTEE, July 9, 2004, Kathmandu.
  • Nepal’s Conflict Economy, Cost, Consequences and Alternatives, A keynote presentation in the colloquium organized by Nepal Economic Association, December 31, 2004, Kathmandu.
  • Establishing Link Between Health and Poverty, A paper presented at the National Seminar in Health and Poverty Reduction in Nepal jointly organized by Ministry of Health/HMG, Nepal and WHO, February 14-15, 2002, Kathmandu.
  • Indo-Nepal Trade Treaty of 1996: Position of Nepalese Ghee Industries, A paper presented at the seminar organized by Nepal Ghee Industries Association, September 11, 2001, Kathmandu.
  • Nepal-India: New Vistas of Economic Cooperation, A paper presented at a half-day seminar hosted by Indian Embassy, Indian Investment Center and Nepal-India Chamber of Commerce and Industry, September 19, 2000, Kathmandu.
  • Strategy for SME Development: Issues in Policy and Legal Reforms, A paper presented at a round-table on Strategy for Development of Small and Medium Enterprises, organized by Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Center for Development and Governance, September 18, 2000 Kathmandu.
  • Industrial Complementarities: Sub-regional Study on South Asia, A paper presented in the seminar organized by the Central Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University, August 20, 2000, Kathmandu.
  • Valuation of Natural Resources and Environmental Services: The Case of Nepal, A paper prepared for the National Workshop on Environmental Economics, organized by National Environmental Agency, Policy and Legislation Division, Hanoi, Vietnam, October 21, 1999.
  • Environment and Trade and Areas Extraneous to Trade: A WTO Perspective, A paper prepared for a workshop on “World Trade Organization: Implications for Developing Countries” jointly organized by FNCCI and CII in association with SAARC Secretariat, Kathmandu, October 8, 1999.
  • Scoping Paper on the Economics of Biodiversity for Internet Site (Region 4: South and South East Asia), A Paper Prepared for the Expert Review Meeting for http://economics.iucn.org, held in Gland, Switzerland, 29-30 Sep, 1998.
  • Prospects of Financing Biodiversity Conservation in Nepal, A paper presented at the 10th session of the Global Biodiversity Forum workshop on “Financial Innovations for Biodiversity” held in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, (1-3 May, 1998).
  • Local Resource Mobilization and Municipal Planning, A paper presented in Bellagio Study and Conference Center of the Rockefeller Foundation held in Bellagio (Como), Italy, Oct 4, 1996.
  • Economic Liberalization in Nepal, A paper presented at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, South Asia Seminar Series, October 24, 1994.
  • Investment Climate and Industrial Development in Nepal, Position paper prepared for Nepal-India Trade and Investment Linkages, organized by FNCCI/Nepal in association with ICRIER/India, Kathmandu, Sept 17-18, 1992.