Professor Kishor Sharma

MA (Econ), PostGradDipMgt, PhD (Econ)

Professor of Economics

Professor Kishor Sharma is a trade and development economist with over three decades of experience in the Asia-Pacific region. 

Prior to his current academic appointment in Australia (since July 1992), he was a Project Economist under the UNV program of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Western Samoa for four years, where he was involved in developing the 5th Development Plan of the Government of Western Samoa.  He has been a consultant to the UN agencies and the Asian Development Bank to assist governments in Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Nepal to develop trade and industrial policies, leading to significant policy reforms. 

His publications include about seven books/edited books and over 80 journal acticles/book chapters on trade and development issues.  Professor Sharma's work has appeared in leading Australian and International journals, including the Australian Economic Review, The Work Economy and World Development.

Professor Sharma has about 25 years of experience in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Australian Universities.  He has successfully supervised over five PhD and DBA students and two honours level students in the area of trade and development issues.

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Research interests

  • Trade flow analysis
  • Analysis of industrial structure and investment pattern
  • Trade and development issues
  • WTO issues
  • Skills shortages in regional Australia

Professional associations

Member of the Economic Society of Australia,

Member, Research Associate of The Northern Institute

Publications (since 2012)

 Peer reviewed publications

Sharma, K. and Wang, W. (2018) ‘Foreign Investment Policy and Changing Patterns of Chinese Exports: What are the Implications?’, International Journal of Public Policy, 14 (3/4), pp 224-234.

Li, Y., Sin, Q., Bandara, Y., Sharma, K., Hicks, J. and Basu, PK (2018), ‘Economic Impact of Tourism in Regional China: Evidence from Yunnan and Sichuan Provinces’, Global Business Review,19.3., pp. 1-10.

Davaakhuu, O., Sharma, K. and Bandara, Y. (2018), ‘Trade Liberalisation and Import-intensity in Mongolian Manufacturing’, Global Business Review, 19.6 (November - December 2018) forthcoming.

Shakya, Shishir, Nepal, Rabindra and Sharma, Kishor (2018), ‘Electricity Consumption and Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from Resource Rich Land-Locked Economy’, International Journal of Global Energy Issue, forthcoming.

Oczkowski, E., Wang, A and Sharma, K. (2018) ‘The Impact of Major Fuel Retailers on Regional New South Wales Petrol Prices’, Economic Analysis and Policy, 44, pp. 44-59.

Sharma, K., Oczkowski, E.  and Hicks, J. (2017), ‘Skills Shortages in regional NSW: The case study of the Riverina’, Economic Papers, 3.1, pp. 3-16.

Shi, Y, Hick, J., Base, PK, Sharma, K., Bandera, Y. and Murphy, T. (2017), ‘Balancing Act: Adjustment of China's Economy to Secure Sustainable Growth’, Singapore Economic Review, 65.5, pp. 1197-1114.

Sharma, K., Oczkowski, E.and Hicks, J. (2016), Skills Shortages in regional Australia: A local perspective from the Riverina’, Economic Policy and Analysis, vol. 52, pp34-44.

Sharma, K., Oczkowski, E. and Hicks, J. (2016), 'Skills Shortages in regional Australia: A local perspective from the Riverina', Economic Policy and Analysis, vol.52, pp34-44.

Sharma K., 'Skill Shortages in Regional New South Wales: The Case of the Riverina', Economic Papers, forthcoming (with Oczkowski and Hicks)

Shi, Y, Hick, J., Basu, PK, Sharma, K., Bandara, Y. And Murphy, T. (2015), ‘Balancing Act: Adjustment of China's Economy to Secure Sustainable Growth’, Singapore Economic Review, 60 (4).

Sharma, K and Davaakhuu, O. (2015), ‘Trade Policymaking in a Resource Rich Landlocked Country: The WTO Review of Mongolia’ The World Economy, 38 (9), pp: 1350-1367.  Doi: 10.1111/twec.12271

Davaakhuu, O., Sharma, K. and Bandara, Y. (2015), ‘Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment During Economic Transition in Mongolia’, Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, Vol. 21 (1), pp. 138-158.

Davaakhuu, O., Sharma, K. and Oczkowski, E. (2015), ‘Has foreign investment played a role  in Mongolia’s export success? Post-Communist Economies, Vol. 27 (2), pp. 256-267.

Sharma, K. (2015), ‘Trade Policymaking in a Landlocked Developing Countries: The WTO Review of Nepal’, The World Economy, 38 (9), pp: 1335-1349. DOI: 10.1111/twec.12235

Sharma, K. & Davaakhuu, O. (2015) Trade Policymaking in a Resource-rich Landlocked Country: The WTO Review of Mongolia, The World Economy, Vol 36, Iss. 9. pp 1350-1367.

Sharma, K. and Wei, W. (2014), Foreign investment and vertical specialization: Emerging trends in Chinese exports, Economic Papers, 33 (3), pp 285-294.

Davaakhuu, O., Sharma, K. and Bandara, Y (2014), Export performance during economic transition in Mongolia', Economic Analysis and Policy. 44 (3), pp 442-450.

Bopage, L. and Sharma, K. (2014), Trade liberalization and productivity performance: Evidence from the Australian passenger motor vehicle industry, Global Economy Journal, 14 (3), pp 467-485.

Bopage, L., & Sharma, K. (2014). Liberalization and Structural Change in Australian Automotive Industry: An Analysis of Trade and Productivity Performance: 1962 - 2008. Global Business Review, forthcoming.

Bopage, L., & Sharma, K. (2014). An Analysis of Trade Performance of Australian Passenger Motor Vehicle Industry: Trends, Patterns, and Determinants. The Journal of Asia Pacific Business, forthcoming. 

Sharma, K., & Bhattaria, B. (2013). Aid, Policy and Growth in Nepal. Journal of Economic Issues, 47(4), 895-910.

Shi, Y., Sharma, K., Murphy, T, Hicks, J. &  Arther, L. (2013).  Trade and Environment in China: An Input-Output Perspective on the Pollution-haven Hypothesis. International Journal of Economics and Business Research, Vol 5 (4), 420-432.

Jiag, N., Wang, L. &  Sharma, K. (2013). Trends, Patterns and Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in China', Global Business Review.

Sharma, K., & Gunawardana, P. J. (2012). Role of Price and Non-price Factors in Predicting Australia's International Competitiveness. Applied Economics, (21), 2679-2686.  

Yutian,S., Sharma, K., Murphy, T., Hicks, J. & Arthur, L. (2012). Exports and energy consumption in China: an input –output perspective, Interdisciplinary Environmental Review ,13(4), 279-293.

Sharma, K. (2012). Global production sharing in Australian automotive industry. World Economics, Vol 13 (4), 61-74.


Morrissey, O., Lopez, R., & Sharma, K. (Eds.) (2015) Handbook on Trade and Development. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing


Professor Kishor Sharma


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