Higher Education

Dr Sudarshan Chalise




Qualification abbreviations

PhD (Economics), MPhil (Developmental Studies), MBS (Economics), MA (Sociology)


Dr Sudarshan is a Senior Lecturer at Holmes Institute. He completed PhD from Griffith University and double master and an MPhil from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. His research focuses on economics of climate change, computable general equilibrium (CGE) modelling and applications, land use change, sustainable development, and ecological economics.

Research and Teaching interest and areas

Teaching and Research         

  • Demonstrated high quality teaching skills on ‘Economics’ and ‘Quantitative Methods’; supervised computing practical and research projects
  • Demonstrated research qualities and analytical skills with a strong capacity to conduct independent research
  • Successfully conducted several seminars for undergraduate in the Department of Accounting Finance and Economics.

Software and Models

  • GEMPACK: Expertise in ORANI-G, TERM, MMRF and GEMNEP
  • STATA/EVIEWS/R: Expertise in microsimulation and linking it with CGE
  • DAD: Expertise in poverty analysis linking with microsimulation

Managerial Skills  

  • Experienced with juggling different tasks and bringing these to a successful conclusion
  • Coordinated many organisations and developed competent managerial skills

Scholarships / Awards

06/2017                        Ken Pearson Scholarship

03/2017 – 06/2017     Griffith University Publication Assistance Scholarship

12/2016                        Griffith University Economics Discipline Best Paper Award

04/2013 – 01/2017     Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship

04/2013 – 01/2017     Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

03/2010 – 08/2011     University Grant Commission Scholarship, Nepal

11/1997                        Rastriya Yuba Sewa Kosh Award, Nepal

Refereed Publications

Chalise, S. (2012), ‘Combating climate change: A real threat to Nepal’, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-8484-8677-9 Pages: 131 http://www.amazon.com/Combating-Climate-Change-Knowledge Transfer/dp/3848486776

Journal Article
Chalise, S., Naranpanawa, A., Bandara, J. S., & Sarker, T. (2017). A general equilibrium assessment of climate change–induced loss of agricultural productivity in Nepal. Economic Modelling, 62, 43-50. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2017.01.014

Chalise, S., Naranpanawa, A. (2016) ‘Climate change adaptation in agriculture: A computable general equilibrium analysis of land-use change in Nepal’, Land Use Policy, Vol. 59, pp. 241-250. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.09.007 (Awarded as ‘Best Paper’ by Griffith University)

Chalise, S., Maraseni, T.N. and Maroulis, J. (2015) ‘Adapting to climate variability: the views of peasant farmers in Nepal’, Int. J. Global Warming, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp.380–394. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJGW.2015.069369

Chalise, S. (2012), Combating climate change: A real threat in knowledge transfer, Dur Shikshya Magazine, Nepal

Chalise, S., Naranpanawa, A., & Bandara, J.S. ‘Climate change adaptation, agriculture and poverty: A general equilibrium analysis for Nepal’ (Under review)

Chalise, S., Naranpanawa, A., & Bandara, J.S. ‘How do climate change and land re-allocation affect household income? A general   equilibrium study of Nepal’ (Under review)

Conference Papers
Chalise, S., Naranpanawa, A., & Bandara, J. (2017). Climate change, adaptation in agriculture and poverty in Nepal: A computable general equilibrium analysis. Retrieved from Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN: https://www.gtap.agecon.purdue.edu/resources/res_display.asp?RecordID=5232

“Climate change adaptation in agriculture: A general equilibrium analysis of land re-allocation in Nepal”, EcoMod Conference, Portugal, 6-8 July 2016  http://www.waset.org/abstracts/47578

“Is land re-allocation supportive to climate change adaptation in agriculture? An economy-wide analysis of Nepal”, Griffith PhD Symposium in Economics, Griffith University, 9 October 2015

“Climate change adaptation in agriculture: a general equilibrium analysis of land re-allocation in Nepal”, Brown Bag Seminar, Griffith University, 24 April 2015

“Assessing climate change impacts and adaptation in agriculture using general equilibrium approach”, Poster Competition, Griffith University, 2015- Awarded as ‘Highly Commended’

“Economics of ‘land shifting as climate change adaptation’ to reduce Nepalese poverty”, Three Minute Thesis Competition, Griffith University, 2014

“Climate Change, Adaptation in Agriculture and Poverty in Nepal: A Computable General Equilibrium Micro-simulation Analysis”, Australian National University, 1 September 2014