Dr. Lekha Nath Bhattarai

lekhnathbhattaraiDr. Lekhnath Bhattarai
Associate Professor
Department of Economics
Tribhuvan University
PrithviNarayan Campus
Pokhara Nepal
Mobile: 00977-9846084092
Email: lekhnath2020@gmail.com



  • Doctor of Philosophy (PH.D.) : 2004. Center for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (Development Economics)

Ph.D. Thesis: Poverty Environment Linkage: A Study of Use and Management of Forest Resources in Mahabharat Tract West Nepal’

  • Master of Philosophy (M. PHIL.) : Course Completed, 2001-02. At Center For the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jabaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
  •  Master’s Degree: 1988, Central Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION: Development and Environment

INTEREST AREA: Development and Environment, Political Economy, Regional Economics, Agricultural Economics, Labour Economics.


  •  2011 “Nature and Intensity of Rural Indebtednees in Syangja: A Study form Chinnebas Village Development Committee.” Pokhara Management Review, vol.2, No.2, January 2011.
  • 2007 “Issues in Poverty Measurement: An Appraisal based on Existing Literature”; Economic Literature, Vol. VIII, May 2007.
  • 2006 “Poverty Environment Linkages: An Appraisal based on Available Literature”; The Economic Journal of Nepal, Vol. 29, No. 4, Sept.-Dec.
  • 2005  Forest Management System in Western Hill Nepal: A Study of Mahabharat Tract, Arghakhanchi District, The Journal of Nepalese Business Studies, Vol. II, No 1, Dec. 2005.
  • 2005 “Dependency Theory in Development Discourse: A Review”, Himalayan Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, Vol. II.
  • 2004  “Patterns of Manufacturing Industries in Nepal: A National and   Regional Analysis”, Economic Journal of Development Issues, Vol 5, No 1.