Dr. Uma Shankar Prasad
Dr. Uma Shankar Prasad
Dr. Uma Shankar Prasad Chairperson
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Dr.Uma Shankar Prasad

Uma Shankar Prasad is an Associate Professor at the Central Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University (TU), Kirtipur, Kathmandu. He has been working at TU for around the last 18 years. Dr. Prasad has completed a PhD Degree in Economics from the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP), School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi in 2009. He has been involved in teaching, research, and publication.

Dr. Prasad has been teaching public economics, Nepalese economy, macroeconomics, and thesis writing courses. He teaches topics like fiscal federalism, budget, black economy, public enterprises, public debt, and public policies including agriculture, insurance, investment, industry, foreign investment, and technology transfer, foreign employment and remittance, etc.

Dr. Prasad has worked as Guest Researcher at the Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg, Switzerland in 2012. He also delivers expert services to the Government of Nepal (Ministry of Finance, Inland Revenue Department, etc.), Public Service Commission, National Planning Commission, Nepal Cooperative Board, the UN system, bi-lateral and multi-lateral organizations, INGOs and NGOs. Dr. Prasad has successfully completed around 55 research projects under his leadership on fiscal federalism and decentralization, taxation and expenditure policy, business development and livelihood, governance, disaster risk management, and socio-economic issues.

Specialized in globalization, fiscal policy, and poverty, Dr. Prasad has contributed around 15 research articles in national and international journals and books. His book ‘Fiscal Federalism in Nepal’ is published in 2016. He frequently writes in newspapers like the Kantipur, the Kathmandu Post, the Himalayan times, Telegraphnepal.com, etc.

Dr. Prasad has presented research papers in national and international seminars, workshops, and symposiums organized in Nepal, India, China, Switzerland, Finland, etc.

He can be reached at umashankarceda@gmail.com

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Key Publications

  •  “Poverty in Nepal”, The Economic Journal of Nepal, Volume 37, Number 1 & 2, pp. 12-25, June 2014, Kathmandu: Central Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University.
  • “Fiscal Federalism in Nepal”, Book, 2016.
  • “Study of Nepal’s Economic Relations with China” The Journal of Development and Administrative Studies (JODAS), Volume 23, Number 1-2, pp. 23-32, 2015, Kathmandu: Centre for Economic Development & Administration (CEDA).
  • “Nepal’s Fiscal Federalism Model in the New Constitution: Agendas for Amendments”, NRB Economic Review, Volume 27 Number 2, pp. 91-108, October 2015, Kathmandu: Nepal Rastra Bank.
  • “Nepal’s Excise Systems and the Legal Frameworks: Agendas for Reform”, World Customs Journal, Volume 9 Number 2, pp. 51-69, October 2015, Australia.
  • “Political Economy of Federal Nepal (in Nepali) “in Lok Raj Baral and Krishna Hachhethu (eds.), Structure of Federal Nepal, Nepal Centre for Contemporary Studies (NCCS), pp. 89-119, 2013, Kathmandu.
  • “Health Service Delivery in Federal Nepal”, The Journal of Development and Administrative Studies (JODAS), Volume 20/21, Number 1-2, pp. 63-72, 2013, Kathmandu: Centre for Economic Development & Administration (CEDA).
  • “Government Expenditure in Madhesh: Problems and Prospects” in Ruhi Tewari and Anirudh Prasad Sah (eds.), The Landscape of Madhesh, Nepal Madhesh Foundation (NEMAF), pp. 43-80, 2013, Kathmandu.
  • “Constitution as a Mechanism for Peace Building in Nepal” in Hari Bansh Jha (ed.), Peace Building in Nepal, Centre for Economic and Technical Studies (CETS), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and Alliance for Peace Building, pp. 132-147, 2012, Kathmandu.
  • “Economic Interdependence: Implications for Nepal” in Shrawan Sharma, Sean Rourke and Upendra Poudel (eds.), Nepal: State of the State, Centre for Economic & Social Development and Action Aid Nepal, pp. 133-148, 2010, Kathmandu.
  • “Nature of Poverty and Delivery of Goods and Services in the Era of Globalization in Nepal” in A. P. Shrestha and Hari Upreti (eds.), Distribution of Goods and Services in Nepal’s Conflict Situation, Nepal Foundation for Advanced Studies (NEFAS) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Nepal, pp. 151-172, 2006, Kathmandu.
  • “Impact of New Economic Policy on Poverty in Nepal”, Bhartiya Samajik Chintan, A Quarterly Journal of Indian Academy of Social Sciences, Vol. V, No. 1 (New Series), April-June, pp. 20-32, 2006.