Nayan Krishna  Joshi

Nayan Krishna Joshi

Economist, Macroeconomics, Trade, and Investment Global Practice (MTI), World Bank

Nayan Krishna Joshi is a Country Economist with the Macroeconomics, Trade, and Investment Global Practice (MTI) at the World Bank Nepal Country Office. Within the bank, he has been working on macro-monitoring, fiscal federalism, and the fiscal impact of climate change. Prior to joining the bank in 2019, he worked as a Research Associate in the Socioeconomics program of the South Asia Regional Office of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT International), Nepal. Before this, he worked at the Institute for Integrated Development Studies (IIDS) as a Senior Economist and the head of the Research Unit. At IIDS, he led the development of an open database (NepStat) and the preparation of the institute’s flagship publication Nepal Economic Outlook 2016-17. He also co-authored Nepal Infrastructure 2030: Investment and Financing Needs, a joint research report of IIDS and Confederation of Nepalese Industries, an apex body of Nepalese industrialists. A Nepali national, Joshi holds a PhD in Economics from Wayne State University, USA, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering Nepal. At Wayne State University, he was a recipient of Thomas C. Rumble University Graduate Fellowship and the Mendelson Endowed Award in Economics. He has published papers in Economics and Politics, International Journal of Health Economics, and Management, and South Asia Economic Journal, among others. He has also presented papers at several academic conferences including the Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association. In his free time, Joshi loves to code in R and contribute to promoting Nepal Bhasa and Newar culture.