Dr. Bhandari earned his Ph.D. in Development Economics from Oklahoma State University, USA. He started his career as Economist in Kathmandu based project office of International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) from 2016 until he joined IIDS as Senior Economist in 2017. He has published widely in economics related areas. His research interests include rural development, education, migration, child labor and applied micro econometrics.
SENIOR ECONOMIST, Research Unit