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

National Economic Concern Society (NECS), Nepal

3rd National Economists’ Conference – 2080

Chaitra 23 & 24 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: Falgun 15, 2080

Full Paper submission: Chaitra 05, 2080

PPT Submission: Chaitra 10, 2080

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

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

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

Economists’ First National Conference 2022: Call for Papers

National Economic Concern Society (NECS), Nepal has announced Economists’ First National Conference 2022. The conference will be held in Kathmandu on February 11-12, 2022. Government authorities, policymakers, entrepreneurs and senior economists are scheduled to participate the conference. The conference will also set up common economic agenda needed for the prosperity of the nation. NECS would like to call papers from economists and research scholars for the upcoming conference. The theme and guideline of the papers are as follows.

Session A: Special Thematic Session

1. Structural Outline of Nepalese Economy and way forward towards Socialism Oriented Economy

2. Plan and Budget in Nepal: Coherence, Implementation and Effectiveness

3. Financial Inclusion, Productive Investment and Financial Stability

4. Challenges of Commercialization and Industrialization of Agriculture

5. Private Sectors in Industrial Development: Existing Situation and Future Prospect

Session B: Regular Session

  1. Strategies for Entrepreneurship Development
  2. Post-Covid Recovery and Development of Tourism Sector
  3. Prospect of International Trade
  4. Problems and Challenges of Industrialization
  5. Productive Investment and Employment Creation
  6. Fiscal Decentralization and Economic Growth
  7. New Paradigm for High Economic Growth
  8. Development through Cooperative Model
  9. Quality Education and Human Development
  10. Foreign Direct Investment
  11. Challenges in Revenue Mobilization


  1. Paper titles similar to aforementioned will also considered for presentation.
  2. Paper length must be between 5,000 to 7,000 words.
  3. Paper should be based in APA Referencing Style.
  4. Paper written in both English and Nepali are acceptable.
  5. Submission Deadline: Paush 25 (Abstract), Magh 15 (Full Paper)
  6. Acceptance/Rejection: Magh 3
  7. Submission E-mail:
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