Economic Journal of Nepal


The Economic Journal of Nepal (EJN) is a quarterly publication of Central Department of Economics (CEDECON), TU. The primary objective of this journal is to publish articles and research papers on economic and social issues facing Nepal and other developing countries of the world. Thus, it aims to provide an intellectual forum for the communication of ideas among economists and social scientists in the areas of economic and social development. The EJN first appeared in 1977 and since then 128 issues of the EJN have been published regularly during the last twenty-five years. The authors are invited to send in their research papers and articles for publication in the standard format prescribed by the EJN

For further enquiry write to Prof. Dr. D. P. Shrestha and/or Dr. R.P. Gautam, Executive Editors, The Economic Journal Of Nepal, GPO. Box: 3821, Kathmandu, Nepal Phone: 977-01-4330950, 977-01-4333616, Fax: 977-01-4333539, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Executive Editor

Prof. Devendra P. Shrestha

Dr. Rudra P. Gautam

Editorial Board, EJN

Prof. Rudra P. Upadhyay

Prof. Sharad Sharma

Prof. Bishwambher Pyakuryal

Prof. Nav Raj Kanel

Prof. Pitamber B. R. Chhetri

Dr. Rudra P. Gautam

Prof. Devendra P. Shrestha

Guidelines to the Contributiors

• Articles, Research Papers and Book Reviews are welcome. Papers submitted to the journal should be in English.

• The submission of an article to this Journal assumes that the article has not been published and it is not submitted elsewhere for publication.

• The length of article should not exceed 6000 words excluding tables, annex, footnotes, end notes and references. The paper must be in 12 points font Times New Roman, 1.5 spaced with one inch margin on all sides.

• Manuscript should be accompanied by an abstract (of about 150 words). Its structure should tightly follow that of the paper itself, concentrating on main findings and conclusions.

• The author can submit the article either in a virus-free CD or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Each submission should also include a brief note about the author(s) including name and complete mailing address of the institution where he/she belongs, his/her position in the institution, email, telephone and fax-numbers. 

• The opinions expressed in the articles are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect and views of Executive Editor(s) or the publisher.

• Articles are accepted on the understanding that they subject to editorial changes and revisions.

• Mathematical and other formulas and symbols should be clearly typed. Diagrams/figures should be clearly drawn on separate page(s).

• References of the paper and citation in the main text should complete and accurate and needs to arrange according to the American psychological Association (APA) style.

• A complete list of footnotes numbered serially may be given on a separate page at the end of the paper.


Nepalese Economy: Towards Building a Strong Economic Nation-State

Besides these regular publications, CEDECON has occasionally been publishing books relating to the contents of contemporary issues . The current published book entitled Nepalese Economy: Towards Building a Strong Economic Nation State, edited by Professor Dr. Madan Kumar Dahal is a maiden scholastic venture of CEDECON. The book contains twenty-eight papers on Nepalese economy authored by prominent economists and scholars from within and outside the country. The contour and contents of the book cover a wide spectrum of Nepalese economy ranging from poverty, environment, remittances to conflict economy; from agriculture, tourism, human resources to industrial development; from monetary policy, balance of payments, unemployment to value added taxation (VAT); from WTO, regional cooperation, financial sector reform, local financing to women and development. CEDECON has also published selected thesis prepared by master’s level students of economics. 



Vol.33, No. 4

October-December 2010


Issue No. 132
Udaya Raj Regmi 231 Relationship between Financial Development and Economic Growth in Nepal

Janaranjana Herath

Thushara Ranasinghe

241 Economics of Water Poverty: An Empirical Analysis in Dry Zone of Sri Lanka
Rudra Prasad Gautam 249 Wage Differentials in Nepal: A Case of Manufacturing Sector
Bhim Prasad Bhurtel 262 Nexus between Financial Sector Development and Economic Growth: Some Empirical Observations
Nandakaji Bhudhathoki 288 Microcredit and Women Empowerment in the Rural Areas of Nepal
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Vol.33, No. 3

July-September 2010


Issue No. 131
T.P. Koirala 143 Fiscal Policy and Econimic Growth in Nepal: An Endogenous Growth Framwork
Hridaya L. Koirala 168 Sustainable Development: Is it an Attainable Strategy or Just Utopia?

Sarbapriya Ray

Miihir Kumar Pal

181 Some Aspects of Crisis in Indian Iron and Steel Industry under Liberalized Scenario
Pustan Pradhan 204 Patent System and its Legislation in Nepal: An Overview
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Vol.33, No. 2

April-June 2010


Issue No. 130
Apsara Nepal/ Mani Nepal 77 Inflation Transmission between Nepal and India under Fixed Exchange Rate
Hikmat Bahadur Bhandari 88 An Empirical Analysis of Export Concentration and Export Earnings Instability:The Case of Nepal
Ramchandra Dhakal 106 Impact of Informal Sector on Poverty and Employment in Nepal: A Micro Level Study of Chitwan District
R.K. Shah 126 The Performance of Nepalese IPOs
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Vol.33, No. 1

January-March 2010


Issue No. 129
Keshab Bhattarai 1 Constitution and Economic Models for the Federal Republic of Nepal

Arjun Kumar Baral

Rajendra Adhikari

16 An Econometircs Analysis on Saving and Economic Growth : Evidences from Nepal
Abu Nurudeen 32 Economic and Political Determinants of Public Sector Budget deficites: The Case of Nigeria
S.N. Gupta 46 An Optimum Strategy for Bliss in Life
Khim Lal Devkota 54 Performance Based Grant System to the Local Bodies of Nepal: A Good Practices for the Grant Allocation