Economics and Decision Sciences

Shankar Ghimire

Shankar Ghimire, Assistant Professor of Economics

Stipes Hall 430K
(309) 298-1153

Dr. Shankar Ghimire completed his high school education in Nepal before coming to the US in 2004. He completed BA in Community Development with minor in Economics from Saint Cloud State University in 2007, and received PhD in Applied Economics (with field specializations in development economics, international economics, and econometrics) from Western Michigan University in 2013. He taught courses in Economics at Maryville College, Tennessee for two years before he started his tenure at WIU in 2015.

With published research in the fields of foreign aid effectiveness, microfinance, trade performance of developing countries, Dr. Ghimire is an editor of the Journal of Development Innovations and serves as a research fellow with KarmaQuest Research Center, Canada. His research portfolio includes peer-reviewed journal articles in Economics Bulletin, Applied Econometrics and International Development, Journal of Development Innovations. His international teaching and research activities cover Nepal, Peru, Ecuador, and Puerto Rico.

Courses Taught at WIU

  • ECON 231: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 351: Global Economic Poverty Issues
  • ECON 420: Economic Development
  • ECON 471: International Trade
  • ECON 487: Econometrics
  • ECON 500: Advanced Macroeconomics
  • ECON 507: Advanced Econometrics
  • ECON 379/679: Study Abroad Courses focused on Nepal and Peru

Research Interests

Macroeconomic aspects of international economics, development economics, and applied econometrics.

Selected Research Papers

Ghimire, S., Rigatti, T., & Sexton, N. (2017). Effect of Credit Cooperative in Employment Generation: Evidence from Rural Nepal. Journal of Development Innovations, 1(1): 29-44

Ghimire, S., Mukherjee, D. and Alvi, E. (2016). Aid-for-Trade and Export Performance of Developing Countries”. Applied Econometrics and International Development, 16(1): 23-34.

Ghimire, S., Mukherjee, D. and Alvi, E. (2013). Sectoral Aid-for-Trade and Sectoral Exports: A Seemingly Unrelated Regression Analysis. Economics Bulletin. 33(4): 2744-2755.