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Nimesh Salike

Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching

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Nimesh Salike is Senior Associate Professor in International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). He also serves as Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching at the school. He joined XJTLU in June 2011 and was Head of Economics from Feb 2014 to Apr 2017. Prior to that, he was Research Associate at Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Tokyo, Japan (2009-2011). He had been an adjunct lecturer at Sophia University and International Christian University, both in Tokyo. He also served as consultant for the World Bank, Kathmandu office (1999). He obtained his PhD and MA from Waseda University, Tokyo. He also holds MBA in Finance from Kathmandu University, Nepal and had been an exchange student at Brandeis University, US. His research interests lie on international and development economics, primarily focusing on trade, foreign direct investment and Asian integration.

Research interests

International economics

International trade

Foreign direct investment (FDI)

Development economics

Innovation and economic performance

Chinese economy and ASEAN economies

Economic and financial integration

Economic research related to Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)


Senior Associate Professor, IBSS, XJTLU - 2022 to Present

Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, IBSS, XJTLU - 2021 to Present

Associate Professor, IBSS, XJTLU - 2017 to 2022

Invited Specialist: Tsinghua University, School of Social Sciences- 2018 to 2022

​Head of Division (Economics), IBSS, XJTLU - 2014 to 2017

Lecturer, International Business School Suzhou, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University - 2011 to 2017

Adjunct Lecturer, International Christian University - 2010 to 2011

Adjunct Lecturer, Sophia University, Faculty of Liberal Arts - 2009 to 2010

Research Associate, Asian Development Bank Institute - 2009 to 2011

Research Associate, Asian Development Bank Institute - 2007 to 2008

Research and Strategy Officer, Necon Air Limited - 2000 to 2002

Consultant, World Bank , Kathmandu Country Office - 1999 to 1999

Research Assistant, Agricultural Development Bank of Nepal - 1998 to 1998


Executive Education: Applying economic thinking in global business: Macroeconomics. Client: CRRC Corporation Limited

Summer Programme: Fundamentals of financial markets and investment decision, School of Finance and Statistics, Hunan University, China.

ECO105 Introduction to Business and Economics

ECO205 Econometrics I

ECO216 Macroeconomics II

ECO312 International Economic Relations

ECO401 Econometrics

ECO405 Managing the Economic Context

MAN001 Business Essentials

MAN303 Final Year Project

MAN403 Dissertation

International Trade Policy

Money and Banking

Development Economics

Awards and honours

2017 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Cluster Award: Impact of remittance on household behavior: Case of Nepal, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University

2016 IBSS Teaching Innovation Award, International Business School Suzhou, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University

2005 Okuma Memorial Scholarship, Waseda University

2004 Honors Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Government of Japan

2002 Takemoto Scholarship (MA), Waseda University

2002 Honors Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Government of Japan

1999 Deans list (MBA), Kathmandu University

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD , Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan - 2009

Exchange student , Brandeis University, International Business School, USA - 2005

M.A. , Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan - 2004

MBA , Kathmandu University, Kathmandu,Nepal - 1999

BSc , Tribhuvan University, Tri-chandra College, Kathmandu, Nepal - 1995

ISc, Tribhuvan University, Amrit Science College, Kathmandu, Nepal - 1993

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