Friday, August 21, 2009

Collection of my op-eds


  • "Ceiling Salary: Is it NRB's job to cap pay of executives?" Republica, 1 September 2010:6 (related blog here)



  • "Remittance's ugly face." Republica, 18 august, 2010:6 (related blog here)



  • "Future of Nepal's exports: Everything ain't good, but everything ain't bad either." Republica, 1 August, 2010:6 (related blog here and exports sophistication of Nepal)



  • "Convenient Conclusions?" Republica, 14 July, 2010:7 (related blog here)



  • "NTIS 2010: A strategy without a comparative advantage." Republica, 3 July, 2010:6 (related blog here)



  • "Economic discourse & accountability." Republica, 16 June, 2010:7 (related blog here)



  • "Industrial Policy 2010: Good but inadequate reform." Republica, 29 May, 2010:6 (related blog here)



  • "Impending economic tsunami: Definite economic meltdown with indefinite bandas." Republica, 7 May, 2010:7 (related blog here)



  • Five Reform Agendas.” Republcia, 22 April, 2010:6 (related blog here)



  • Nepal-US TIFA & Exports.” Republica, 10 April, 2010:6 (related blog here)



  • Exchange Rate: Stay the Course.” Republica, 23 March, 2010:6 (related blog here)



  • Constraints on NTY 2011.” Republcia, 14 March, 2010:6(related blog here)



  • Is Nepali export passé?”. Republcia, 28 February, 2010:6(related blog here)



  • Don’t forget the starving poor.” Republica, 18 February, 2010:7(related blog here)



  • High costs of Nepal bandas.” Nagarik, 9 February, 2010:6.(related blog here)



  • Costs of Nepal bandas.” Republica, 30 January, 2010: 4.(related blog here)



  • Demise of garment industry.” Republica, 19 January, 2010: 5.(related blog here)



  • Dahal’s trade deficit.” Republica, 30 December, 2009: 4.(related blog here)



  • Strike-unemployment cycle.” Republica, 17 December, 2009: 4.(related blog here)



  • Regional integration & growth.” Republica, 2 December, 2009: 4.(related blog here)



  • Futile efforts.” Republica. 10 November, 2009: 4.(related blog here)



  • Don’t prolong death of NDB.”Republica. 23 October, 2009: 4.(related blog here)



  • State of no reform.” Republica. 1October, 2009: 4.(related blog here)



  • Is Nepal gaining from WTO?Republica. 9 September, 2009: 4.(related blog here)



  • "Nepal's aid industry." Republica. 20 August, 2009:4 (related blog here)



  • Sticky inflation & policy options.Republica 6 August, 2009: 4.(related blog here)



  • Budget lacks focus: Macro issues in mammoth budget.” Republica 20 July, 2009: 4.(related blog here and here)



  • Dismal progress in trade facilitation.” Republica 14 July, 2009: 4.(related blog here)



  • Views from the bottom.” Republica 1 July, 2009: 4.(related blog here)



  • Let NDB go away.” Republcia 21 June, 2009: 4.(related blog here)



  • Economy under the Maoist administration.” Republica 6 June, 2009:  4.(also see Report Card and related blog here)



  • What’s holding back growth?.” Republica 14 May, 2009: 4.(related blog here)



  • Growth Strategies for Nepal.” Republica 27 April, 2009:  4.(related blog here)



  • Poverty, conflict & armed rebellion.” Republica 14 April, 2009: 4.(related blog here)



  • Reality about Nepal’s GDP growth rate.” Republica 24 March, 2009: 4.(related blog here)



  • High hopes amidst weak foundation." Republica 8 March, 2009: 4.(related blog here)



  • Pay taxes, become responsible citizens." Republica 15 February, 2009: 4.(related blog here)



  • Bust factors: Poor appropriability and load-shedding." Republica 6 January, 2009: 4.(related blog here and here)



  • Impact Of Global Financial Crisis On The Nepali Economy." Republica 8 December, 2008: 4.(related blog here)



  • "Roads to progress: Nobel thoughts about the Nepali economy." The Kathmandu Post 15 October, 2008: 4.(related blog here)



  • "Enter Socialism with Inflation." The Kathmandu Post 23 September 2008: 5.(related blog here and here)



  • "Industrial Policy for Nepal." The Kathmandu Post 2 September 2008: 5.(related blog here)



  • "Times up for the garment industry." The Kathmandu Post 19 August 2008: 4.(related blog here)

  • "Leaking customs and weak trade." The Kathmandu Post 2 August 2008: 4.(related blog here)



  • "Red tapes under the red flag." The Kathmandu Post 10 June 2008: 4.(related blog here)



  • The Economics of Reservation, December 2007, Business Journal, Kathmandu



  • Untangling the threads associated with defaulters , July 2007,New Business Age,Kathmandu (related link here)



  • Consequences of weak industrial relations, March 2007, New Business Age, Kathmandu



  • Troubles in Nepal, March 1, 2004, Letter to the Editor, Time magazine



  • Assault on freedom of press, April 21, 2004, The Himalayan Times



  • Partial attitude, September 24, 2004, The Kathmandu Post

  • The burning culture, September 8, 2004, The Kathmandu Post