Honorable Ram Kumar Phuyal
Dr. Ram Kumar Phuyal is Member of the National Planning Commission for the Government of Nepal since April, 2018. He is an accomplished economist with over 17 years of solid experience in teaching and conducting evidence-based policy research in Nepal and abroad. Dr. Phuyal’s expertise lies in development economics, industrial organization, regulatory economics, international trade, development planning, public policy analysis, and applied policy research. Before his current assignment, he was a faculty member of Centre for Economic Development and Administration, Tribhuvan University since 2013. Besides, he has also served as an adjunct faculty member in Kathmandu University, Pokhara University, HELP University, and Mid-Western University affiliated colleges. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Chonnam National University (CNU), South Korea, where he was honored with outstanding Ph.D. fellowship awards in 2006 and 2007. Dr. Phuyal has received the prestigious ‘Nepal Vidhya Bhushan Padak–First Class’ award from the Government of Nepal.