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Chandan Sapkota
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Key economic achievements under late PM Sushil Koirala
Former Prime Minister and President of Nepali Congress (NC) party, Sushil Koirala passed away yesterday at the age of 78. He was known for a simple lifestyle and a clean career. Here are the key economic achievements during his tenure: Landmark power develo...
Former Prime Minister and President of Nepali Congress (NC) party, Sushil Koirala passed away yesterday at the age of 78. He was known for a simple lifestyle and a clean career. Here are the key economic achievements during h...
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2016 growth outlook for South Asia
The latest Global Economic Prospects 2016 , the World Bank's flagship publication, has revised downward its growth forecast for India, Nepal and Pakistan and revised upward by 0.2 percentage points for Bangladesh (in fiscal year basis).  Indian economy is e...
The latest Global Economic Prospects 2016, the World Bank's flagship publication, has revised downward its growth forecast for India, Nepal and Pakistan and revised upward by 0.2 percentage points for Bangladesh (in fiscal ye...
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Triple whammy: 2015 was a notably bad year for the Nepalese economy on three fronts- earthquake, blockade and politics. http://goo.gl/dFCfZC

2015 was a notably bad year for the economy on three fronts
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For Japan, raising inflation target and increasing wages by 5-10 percent may be better
While some countries are grappling with high inflation, Japan (and in relative terms the developed countries) are struggling with persistent low prices, stagnating wages, low economic growth despite massive monetary stimulus for the last few years, and unem...
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Deaton vs Friedman: Is income more volatile than consumption?
Angus Deaton was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in economics  for his "analysis of consumption, poverty and welfare."   Here you can read about his work summarized and analyzed by the Nobel committee. One of the micro-macro issues that Deaton tackled was if i...
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#‎Nepal‬ earthquake reconstruction conference and the way forward to recovery. http://goo.gl/TWVqPg
Just last week, the Nepal government gathered high-level representatives from over 50 countries and multilateral agencies for an international conference for Nepal’s reconstructio. ADB pledged $600 million—including $200 million emergency assistance—to cover a part of the need to rebuild school buildings, roads and public buildings.
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5 points about the low global oil prices and one point about the Nepalese economy
Five main points from an article in The Economist about the low oil prices, plus one additional note on the Nepalese economy. Over the past 18 months oil price has decreased by about 75%, from $110 a barrel to below around $25.  1. Oil importers are gaining...
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Nepalese economy in 2015: Triple whammy of earthquake, blockade and bad politics
Triple whammy :  2015 was a notably bad year for the economy on three fronts The April earthquake destroyed physical infrastructure and livelihoods, the trade embargo has disrupted economic activities, and finally Prime Minister Oil-led government is underm...
Triple whammy: 2015 was a notably bad year for the economy on three fronts The April earthquake destroyed physical infrastructure and livelihoods, the trade embargo has disrupted economic activities, and finally Prime Mini...
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The quality of politicians and economic growth
The quality of growth depends on the quality of politicians you elect!  That’s the main point of a working paper by Prakash, Rockmore and Uppal, who summarized their findings in a VoxEU column . Apparently, the findings are based on their working papers, bu...
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Earthquake and Blockade: A wrecked Nepalese economy
Earthquake and economy The catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25 April and subsequent aftershocks (two of them very strong) crippled the economy on all fronts: agricultural output as well as agricultural land was lost, and industrial and services sect...
Earthquake and economy The catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25 April and subsequent aftershocks (two of them very strong) crippled the economy on all fronts: agricultural output as well as agricultural land was lo...
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Poverty in Nepal and South Asia based on $1.90 a day poverty line
The World Bank recently updated its global poverty line , which
is now re-estimated at $1.90 a day, up from $1.25 a day earlier. Accordingly,
poverty estimates for all countries have been revised, mostly downward. Nepal’s absolute poverty at $1.90 a day sto...
The World Bank recently updated its global poverty line, which is now re-estimated at $1.90 a day, up from $1.25 a day earlier. Accordingly, poverty estimates for all countries have been revised, mostly downward. Nepal’s ...
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For folks interested in #Nepal's latest macroeconomic update, here is the presentation from last week's press meet: http://goo.gl/fb/I0Dodu
Here is the FY2016 growth and inflation outlook from Macroeconomic Update, August 2015, Vol.3, No.2 (executive summary here). It includes FY2015 update on real, fiscal, monetary and external sector, and growth and inflation o...
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  • Asian Development Bank
    Economics Officer, 2014 - 2015
  • South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE)
    Researcher, 2010 - 2012
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
    Junior Fellow, 2009 - 2010
  • Asia America Initiative (AAI)
    Research Assistant, 2008 - 2008
  • The Kathmandu Post
    Business reporter, 2004 - 2005
  • Ministry of Commerce and Supplies (MoCS), Government of Nepal
    National consultant, 2010 - 2011
  • Food and Agriculture Organization
    Consultant, 2011 - 2011
  • UNDP
    Consultant, 2011 - 2012
  • Centre for International Migration and Development - CIM
    Consultant, 2012 - 2012
  • Asian Development Bank
    Associate Economics Officer, 2012 - 2014
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Kathmandu, Nepal - Pennsylvania, USA - Washington, DC, USA
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Formerly, Economics Officer at Asian Development Bank, Nepal Resident Mission.

Worked as researcher at SAWTEE; National consultant at Ministry of Commerce & Supplies, Government of Nepal; FAO, UNDP and CIM, GIZ among others; Was Op-Ed Columnist at Republica, December 2008- June 2012.

Former Junior Fellow for Trade, Equity & Development program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C. I am interested in trade policy, economic growth, human development and social protection.

I regularly blog on issues related to economic development, trade policy, public policy, and development in the developing countries. 

BLOG POSTS ARE PERSONAL. THEY NEITHER REFLECT THE VIEWS OF NOR ENDORSED BY THE INSTITUTIONS I AM ASSOCIATED WITH.

Education
  • Dickinson College
    Economics, Mathematics, 2005 - 2009
  • Budhanilkantha School
    Economics, Mathematics, 1997 - 2003
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