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

The Journal of Economic Concerns  vol. 12 Issue 1, 2021

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Impact of Microfinance Outreach on Social Unrest in Nepal – By Ram Sharan Subedi

Identifying Trade Deficit Reduction Strategies for Fresh Vegetables in Nepal – By RupeshTha, Jeeban Amagain, Shreedhar Gautam

Evidence on Presence of Adaptive Market Hypothesis in Nepal Stock Exchange – By Sunil Kumar Jha, Ajaya Dhungana

Binary Choices of Forest User’s Group of the Community Forest about Familiarity of REDD in Nepal – By Raghu Bir Bista. PhD

Determinants of Relationship Marketing that Improves Customer Satisfaction in Banking Industry of Pakistan – By Zeeshan Maqsood, Niranjan Devkota, Iqra Sardar, Arzoo Kanwal

Effect of Determinants of Lending Behavior on Loan and Advances in Joint Venture Commercial Banks in Nepal – By Joginder Goet

COVID-19 and its impact on Socio-economic Life of Private Sector and Self-employed Job Holders in Kathmandu – By Chet Narayan Acharya

The Trend Analysis of Foreign Trade and Economic Growth of Nepal – By Udaya Bdr. Rana Magar

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:

Call for paper Vol.12 Issue 1 , January-June, 2021

The Journal of Economic Concerns is the peer reviewed semiannual journal published by NECS, Nepal. The journal publishes the original articles relevant to the contemporary economic issues. Authors are requested to submit their articles  by June 20, 2021 through our email  Our reviewers will review the article  and send comments within one month.

The Journal of Economic Concerns  vol. 11 Issue 1, 2020

Nexus Between Public Expenditure and Economic Growth in Nepal By Prof. R. K. Shah, PhD

Assessing Economic Cost and Effectiveness of the Vulnerable Household’s Recovery Measures in Rural Hills of Nepal By Raghu Bir Bista, PhD

Role of Information Technology on Banking Service Delivery in Kathmandu Valley
By Pitri Raj Adhikari

Financial Literacy of Nepalese Stock Market Investors By Shyam Kumar Thapa, Raju KC

Impact of Organizational Climate on Job Performance in Nepalese Supermarket: Evidence from Bhatbhateni Supermarket By Bipana Sapkota, Niranjan Devkota, Udaya Raj Paudel, Seeprata Parajuli

Performance of Nepalese Tax System By Suren Babu Kadel

Identifying the Role of Paddy in the Economic Development of Nepal By Udaya Rana Magar

Do Investors Think Big of Themselves? Testing Overconfidence Bias in Nepalese Stock Market: A VAR and IRF Approach By Aman Rijal

Socio-economic Status of Dalit Community: An Evidence from Nepal By Ghanashyam Khanal

Trade Elasticities and Marshall – Lerner Conditions for Nepal By Arjun Bahadur Pathak

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