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Chandan Sapkota
Worked at South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE)
Attended Dickinson College
Lives in Kathmandu, Nepal
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Fishing sector in Nepal
Fishing sector in Nepal is growing (though not at a faster rate given the growing internal demand). Its share of GDP reached 0.62% in FY2013, up from 0.48% in FY2002. There is a huge and growing domestic demand for fish, which is taken as a substitute for m...
Fishing sector in Nepal is growing (though not at a faster rate given the growing internal demand). Its share of GDP reached 0.62% in FY2013, up from 0.48% in FY2002. There is a huge and growing domestic demand for fish, whic...
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Nice article for weekend reading! The subtle wounds of #Nepal’s remittance boom. http://goo.gl/9NiU8h @knightktm @AjEnglish @ADB_HQ 
Remittances have been responsible for poverty reduction, increase in foreign exchange reserves, and caused dependency.
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[Presentation] Nepal's economic outlook for FY2014 and FY2015
ADO 2014 Nepal country outlook presentation during the press conference. Here is a link to the video . ADO 2014_2014-04-01_NEPAL
ADO 2014 Nepal country outlook presentation during the press conference. Here is a link to the video. ADO 2014_2014-04-01_NEPAL
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Infrastructure gap in South Asia: Between 6.6% and 9.9% of GDP per year
A latest  World Bank report argues that South Asia faces infrastructure gap (transport, electricity, water supply and sanitation, solid waste, telecommunications and irrigation) of between US$1.7 trillion and US$2.5 trillion (at current prices) until 2020 [...
A latest World Bank report argues that South Asia faces infrastructure gap (transport, electricity, water supply and sanitation, solid waste, telecommunications and irrigation) of between US$1.7 trillion and US$2.5 trillion (...
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Electricity shortages and productivity in India
Here is an interesting study about the impact of electricity shortages on firm productivity in India. As expected, productivity is hit negatively, but in much less intensity than revenue . This is due to the adjustments done at the firm level when there is ...
Here is an interesting study about the impact of electricity shortages on firm productivity in India. As expected, productivity is hit negatively, but in much less intensity than revenue. This is due to the adjustments done a...
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Effects of remittances on Nepalese economy
This post is adapted from a feature story published on Al Jazeera 's website. For more on remittances in Nepal, see earlier blog posts . The subtle wounds of Nepal’s remittance boom Remittances have been responsible for poverty reduction, increase in foreig...
This post is adapted from a feature story published on Al Jazeera's website. For more on remittances in Nepal, see earlier blog posts. The subtle wounds of Nepal’s remittance boom Remittances have been responsible for po...
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An interesting theory on inequality: Wealth gap (including inherited) will be the main issue in the long run
An interesting review of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century by Matt Yglesias at Vox . The main point is that: Wealth to income ratio & rate of return on capital to GDP growth ratio are increasing = Top very few already wealthy are getting wealthie...
An interesting review of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century by Matt Yglesias at Vox. The main point is that: Wealth to income ratio & rate of return on capital to GDP growth ratio are increasing = Top very few al...
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Take some time and read this very interesting interview with #Rwandan President Paul Kagame.@ForeignAffairs
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Nepal's economic outlook for FY2014 and FY2015
[This blog post is adapted from Nepal country chapter of Asian Development Outlook 2014 .] A significant drop in agriculture and delay in introducing a full budget dragged down GDP growth. Inflation remained high, and the current account surplus contracted ...
[This blog post is adapted from Nepal country chapter of Asian Development Outlook 2014.] A significant drop in agriculture and delay in introducing a full budget dragged down GDP growth. Inflation remained high, and the...
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[Presentation] Mid-FY2014 macroeconomic update of Nepal and key economic challenges
Presentation to SEJON Executive Members. It also includes detailed slide notes. Macroeconomic Update 2014_SEJON Presentation_2014-03-21
Presentation to SEJON Executive Members. It also includes detailed slide notes. Macroeconomic Update 2014_SEJON Presentation_2014-03-21
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  • 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
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Nepal - PA, DC (USA) - Kathmandu (Nepal)
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Researcher.

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 graduated with a major in economics and a minor in mathematics from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA in May 2009. 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. 

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