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Economists’ First National Conference- 2022 Successfully Completed

NECS Nepal successfully organized National Economists’ Conference for the first time in Nepal in March 25-26, 2022. Ganga Bahadur Thapa Chaired the opening ceremony of the conference. The chief guest of the conference was honorable Finance Minister Janardan Sharma. Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, former Prime Minister of Nepal participated as a special guest delivering key note. Other distinguished key note speakers were honorable Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat, Leader, Nepali Congress Party; honorable Ghanashyam Bhushal, Leader, Communist Party Nepal, UML; honorable Shakti Basnet, leader, Nepal Communist Party (Maoist Centre) and honorable Ram Kumar Phuyal, member of National Planning Commission; Prof. Dr. Shiva Raj Adhikari, Head, Central Department of Economics, Tribhuan Uniersity and Min Raj Kandel Chairman, National Cooperative Federation of Nepal. The welcome Speech was delevered by Prof. Dr. Jiba Nath Dhital, Member of NECS Nepal.

Dr. Jeeban Amgain, Vice Chairman of National Economic Concern Society Nepal presented the theme paper entitled “Outlook of National Economy and Contemporary Issues”.

In the conferece, there were eight different thematic papers. Session Chair, Presenter and Discaussant were as follows.

Session 1

Title : Utilization of Natural Resources for Sustainable Economic Development

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Jiba Nath Dhital

Presenter: Dr. Sunil Kumar Pokharel

Discussant I:  Dr. Chadra Mani Adhikari

Discussant II: Dr. Nirmal Kumar Raut

Session 2

Title : Socialism in Nepali Context

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Surendra Lav Karna

Presenter: Hari Roka

Discussant I:  Dr. Uttam Khanal

Discussant II: Dr. Surendra Upreti

Session 3

Title : Overview of Periodic Plan and Development in Nepal

Session Chair: Deependra Bahadur Kshetri

Presenter: Dr. Min Bahadur Shrestha

Discussant I:  Prof. Dr. Surendra Lav Karna

Discussant II: Prof. Dr. Govinda Nepal

Session 4

Title : Transformation of Agricultural Sector in Nepal : Challenges and Opportunities

Session Chair: Dr. Dil Bahadur Gurung

Presenter: Dr. Ganesh Raj Joshi

Discussant I:  Dr. Yam Bahadur Thapa

Discussant II: Dr. Sushil Pandey

Session 5

Title : Role of Industrialization on Socialism Oriented Economy

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Surya Thapa

Presenter: Dr. Uttam Khanal

Discussant I:  Babul Khanal

Discussant II: Ganesh Ghimire

Session 6

Title : Sixty Five Years of Nepalese Cooperative Movement and Its Direction

Session Chair: Lila Mani Paudyal

Presenter: Dr. Gyanendra Paudel

Discussant I:  Paritosh Paudel

Discussant II: Dr. Chandra Kanta Paudel

Discussant III: Gopi Mainali

Session 7

Title : Financial Inclusion and Productive Investment for Self Sustained Economy

Session Chair: Dr. Raghu Bir Bista

Presenter: Siddha Raj Bhatta

Discussant I:  Nar Bahadur Thapa

Discussant II: Ananta Raj Dahal

Session 8

Title : Dichotomy of Neoliberalist Policy Framework in Nepal

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Bishwombhar Pyakurel

Presenter: Baikuntha Pandey

Discussant I:  Assoc. Prof. Ananta Kumar Mainali

Discussant II: Dr. Dilli Raj Khanal

Discussant III: T.N. Acharya

Call for Papers for 3rd National Economists’ Conference-2080

National Economic Concern Society (NECS), Nepal

3rd National Economists’ Conference – 2080

Chaitra 2 & 3, 2080

Kathmandu, Nepal,

Call for Paper

National Economic Concern Society (NECS), Nepal is a leading Economists’ Organization devoted to advocate better policies for ensuring economic prosperity of the country. It was established in 2007 with the motive of “Empowering national economy as self-sustained, self-governed and nationalistic-natured”. One of the way of achieving this motive is to create environment for the presence of economists and political leaders to discuss on contemporary issues by organizing National Economists’ Conference. In this context, we invite papers (articles, reviews, and perspectives) from all the interested intellectuals, experts, and students in our 3rd National Economists’ Conference-2080, on the following contemporary Issues.

Contemporary Issues of Nepal

Ø Economic growth and prosperity trap

Ø Sustainable development of Information Technology, Tourism and agricultural sector

Ø Trade deficit, Balance of Payment and Foreign Exchange

Ø Disaster management, Climate change and possible threats to community life

Ø Foreign and domestic employment, Remittance

Ø Changing Regional-Global Order and its Possible Impact on Nepal

Ø Role of local government in sustainable development

Ø Restructuring Cooperatives and Microfinance

Ø Industrial activities, value chain, and value addition

Ø Political system, planning, and economic development

Ø Banking and Investment, Money and Capital Market

Important Deadlines

Abstract submission: Poush 25, 2080

Full Paper submission: Falgun 15, 2080

PPT Submission: Falgun 25, 2080

Highly qualified papers will be published in conference proceeding book and Journal “The Journal of Economic Concerns” [listed in Nepjol]

Conference Proceeding of “Second National Economists’ Conference-2079” has been Published

NECS Nepal successfully organized Second National Economists’ Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal on March 10-11, 2023. In the second session (Technical Session) of the conference, sixteen different thematic papers were presented. The Conference Proceeding has been published with presented papers. The published papers are attached below with pdf link.

  1. मुलुकको वर्तमान आर्थिक परिदृष्य र रुपान्तरणका सवालहरु – डा.जीवन अंगाई, बैकुण्ठ पाण्डे
  2. वर्तमान बैंकिङ्ग प्रणालीका समस्याहरु र उत्पादनशील लगानीका आधारहरु – नर बहादुर थापा
  3. कृषि उद्यम विकास, कृषिमा लगानी : कृषि आयात प्रतिस्थापनको आगामी बाटो – डा. गणेश राज जोशी, डा. लक्ष्मण न्यौपाने
  4. नेपालको स्वदेशी उत्पादन र बजार सम्भावना: आयात प्रतिस्थापनका ज्वलन्त सवालहरु – डा. उत्तम खनाल
  5. एकिकृत कृषि वन प्रणाली तथा इकोलोजीकल पार्क – राजाराम थापा
  6. लघु, घरेलु तथा साना उद्योगको वर्तमान अवस्था, भूमिका, समस्या र चुनौतीहरु – शोभा गुरुङ्ग
  7. वर्तमान आर्थिक अवस्था र अर्थतन्त्र पुनरुत्थानका लागि सुझाव – दिपकराज जोशी
  8. अर्थतन्त्रको पुनर्उत्थानको लागि सामाजिक एकता अर्थतन्त्र – परितोष पौड्याल
  9. सूचना प्रविधी क्षेत्रको सरकारी राजस्वमा योगदान र यसको प्रयोग – सुनिल कुमार पोखरेल, पि.एच.डी.
  10. समृद्ध अर्थतन्त्र निर्माणमा सहकारी – मिनराज कडेल
  11. आर्थिक समृद्धी, रोजगारी सृजना र वैदेशिक मुद्रा आर्जनको लागि जलविद्युत – प्रकाश दुलाल
  12. नेपालमा भूमि सम्बन्धको विकास र कृषि संरचना – सुदीप श्रेष्ठ
  13. नेपालमा दिगो विकास लक्ष्य कार्यान्वयनको वर्तमान अवस्था – डा. नारायण राज पौडेल
  14. Nepal, India and China Economic-Diplomatic (NICED) Relationship – Jagannath Kafle
  15. Analysis of Efficient Supply Chain Models of Vegetables: Case of Nepal – Durga Thapa
  16. Improving Indigenous Technology for Revitalizing Industrialization in Nepal: A Content Analysis Study – Durga Bahadur Oli Chhetri
  17. Issue of Import Substitution – Bimala Dahal Regmi, PhD

The Journal of Economic Concerns  vol. 13 Issue 1, 2022



Bank Interest Rates and Deposit Growth in Nepal– By Arjun Bahadur Pathak

FDI and Total Factor Productivity Nexus in Nepal – By Raghu Bir Bista, PhD

Awareness of Household Energy Consumption and its Impact on the Environment: A case of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal – Bhintuna Vaidya, Keshav Raj Panthee, Jeeban Amgain, PhD

Herding to Market Consensus: An Empirical Investigation of its Presence in Nepal Stock Exchange – Aman Rijal

Perception of Relationship Marketing in Commercial Bank: Empirical Evidence from Kathmandu Valley – Krishna Dhakal, Anil Prasad Khatiwada, Dr. Niranjan Devkota, Dr. Devid Kumar Basyal, Dr. Surendra Mahato, Udaya Raj Paudel, Dr. Sahadeb Upretee, Ujjwal Bhattarai

Expanding Access to Finance for Small and Medium Enterprises: An Analysis of Demand and Supply Side Constraints of Nepal – By Jeebanath Adhikari

Factors Influencing Stock Price Variability of Commercial Banks in Nepal -By Joginder Goet, Kiran Kharel

Cognitive Ergonomics on Employee Wellbeing: A Literature Review – By Ranjana Koirala, Kiran Maharjan

Second National Economists’ Conference-2079 Successfully Completed

NECS Nepal successfully organized Second National Economists’ Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal in March 10-11, 2023. The president of the organization Ganga Bahadur Thapa chaired the opening ceremony of the conference.

On behalf of the organization, Dr. Jeeban Amgain presented his paper on “Current economic scenario and transformation issues in Nepalese economy”. Prof. Dr. Shiva Raj Adhikari, Head of Central Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University, put his remarks on it. Bhim Prasad Pant, General Secretary of the organization, gave a congratulatory speech on behalf of the organization. The Former Chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudyal highlighted the purpose of the conference and justification of the program. And at last Dipendra Bahadur Chhetri reviewed the first opening session of the conference as a whole.

Other distinguished key note speakers were honorable Gagan Thapa, Mahamantri of Nepali Congress Party; Dr. Bijaya Paudel, Leader of CPN-US; honorable Ram Kumar Phuyal, Member of National Planning Commission; Maha Prasad Adhikari, Governer of Nepal Rastra Bank; Shiva Lal Bhusal, VC of TU; Min Raj Kandel Chairman of National Cooperative Federation of Nepal and Krishna Acharya, chairman of IPPAN and representative of private organizations. And the end of the first day ceremony Dipendra Bahadur Chhetri, advisor of NECS Nepal put vote of thanks.

In the second session (Technical Session) of the conference, there were sixteen different thematic papers. Session Chair, Presenter and Discussant were as follows.

Session 1

Title: Chain management in vegetable supply: Durga Thapa

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Arjun Baral

Discussant: Dr. Raghu Bir Bista

Session 2

Title: Integrated Agroforestry System and Ecological Park: Rajaram Thapa

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Arjun Baral

Discussant:  Bal Krishna Sharma

Discussant:  Dr. Uttam Khanal

Session 3

Title: Possible bases of import substitution: Dr. Bimala Dahal

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Arjun Baral

Discussant:  Baikuntha Pandey

Session 4

Title: Basics of development of domestic and small industries: Shobha Gurung

Session Chair: Lilamani Paudel

Discussant: Dr. Gyanendra Prasad Paudel

Discussant:  Dr. Niranjan Devkota

Session 5

Title: Utilization of local technology to strengthen industrialization: Durga Bahadur Oli

Session Chair: Dr. Homanath Chalise

Discussant :  Dr. Laxman Neupane

Session 6

Title: Domestic Production and Market Potential of Nepal: Burning Questions of Import Substitution: Dr. Uttam Khanal

Session Chair: Dr. Homanath Chalise

Discussant :  Dr. Laxman Neupane

Session 7

Title: Establishment of enterprise development and importation: Dr. Laxman Nuepane

Session Chair: Dr. Ram Prasad Ghimire

Discussant:  Dr. Surendra Upreti

Session 8

Title: Implementation status of the Sustainable Development Goals: Dr. Narayan Raj Paudel

Session Chair: Dr. Ram Kumar Phuyal

Discussant:  Prof. Dr. Madhav Prasad Dahal

Discussant: Prof. Dr. Pushpa Raj Kandel

Session 9

Title: Hydropower for Economic Prosperity, Job Creation and Independent Economy: Prakash Dulal

Session Chair: Dr. Homanath Chalise

Discussant: Pramod Rijal

Discussant: Bhim Prasad Gautam

Session 10

Title: Development of Nepalese land potential and agricultural structure: Sudip Shrestha

Session Chair: Dipendra Bahadur Chhetri

Discussant: Dr. Raghu Bir Bista

Session 11

Title: Current economic conditions and suggestions for revival of the economy: Deepak Raj Joshi

Session Chair: Dr. Jeeban Amgain

Discussant: Prof. Dr. Shambhu Kattel

Session 12

Title: Co-operative mobilization in the national economy: Min Rraj Kandel

Session Chair: Dr. Raghu Bir Bista

Discussant: Dr. Gyanendra Prasad Paudel

Discussant: Durga Bahadur Oli

Session 13

Title: Nepal’s economic and diplomatic relations with India and China: Jagannath Kafle

Session Chair: Dr. Chandrakant Paudel

Discussant: Sudip Shrestha

Discussant: Prof. Dr. Madhav Dahal

Session 14

Title: Social solidarity economy for revitalization of the economy: Paritosh Poudyal

Session Chair: Dipendra Bahadur Chhetri

Discussant: Dr. Ramesh Ananda Vaidya

Session 15

Title: The impact of information technology development on the economy: Dr. Sunil Pokharel and CK Khanal

Session Chair: Dr. Ramesh Ananda Vaidya

Discussant: Dr. Chandramani Adhikari

Session 16

Title: The problems of the present banking system and the foundations of productive investment : Nar Bahadur Thapa

Session Chair: Dr. Neelam Dhungana Timsina.

Discussant : Dr. Prakash Shrestha

Discussant: Keshav Acharya

Second National Economists’ Conference 2023: Call for Paper

National Economic Concern Society Nepal (NECS Nepal), in cooperation with some national corporate bodies and their umbrella organizations, has announced Second National Economists’ Conference 2023. The conference is going to be held on 10th March, 2023 in Kathmandu. The major objective of this conference is to bring current economic issues into public discourse among national economists and other stakeholders, and explore the ways for solution. This year we have the conference theme on Facilitate for investment, promote domestic production and utilization to strengthen national economy. The high level government authorities, policymakers, economists, researchers and entrepreneurs are expected to participate at the program.

We would like request you to contribute a paper for presentation at this conference. We have selected some special thematic topics for panel discussion and other open papers for general sessions.

Special thematic topics include

  1. Promotion of Local Industries and Focus on Utilization of Domestic production
  2. Liquidity Management and Productive Investment of Banking Sector
  3. Domestic Productions of Nepal and Market Potential
  4. Strategies to Import Substitution and Export Promotion
  5. Creating Youth’s Employment
  6. Mobilization of National Cooperatives for Business Promotion in Nepal

Open research topics include (but not limited to)

  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • Foreign Trade
  • Industrial Development
  • Productive Investment
  • Poverty Reduction
  • Employment Creation
  • Fiscal and Monetary Policy
  • Economic Development
  • Capital Market

If you are interested to contribute in any topic, please let us know. Full paper can be submitted by Feb 20, 2023. The detail about the venue and program schedule will be published soon.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us.

Sincerely yours,

Office secretariat NECS Nepal

Contact: 9851129335

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