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.
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
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, Xi'an 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
Foreign direct investment (FDI)
Innovation and economic performance
Chinese economy and ASEAN economies
Economic and financial integration
Economic research related to Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
SALIKE, N., WANG, J., & REGIS, P. (2022) ' Remittance and its Effect on Poverty and Inequality: A Case of Nepal', NRB Economic Review, vol. 34, no. 2, p. 1-29
THORBECKE, W., SALIKE, N. & CHEN, C. (2022). Product Complexity, Exports, and Exchange Rates: Evidence from the Japanese Chemical Industry. Japan & The World Economy, Vol. 62, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japwor.2022.101135
THORBECKE, W., CHEN, C., & SALIKE, N. (2021). China’s exports in a protectionist world. Journal of Asian Economics, 77, doi.org/10.1016/j.asieco.2021.101404.
THORBECKE, W., CHEN, C. & SALIKE, N. (2021). The Relationship between Product Complexity and Exchange Rate Elasticities: Evidence from the People's Republic of China's Manufacturing Industries. Asian Development Review. 38(2), 189-212.
SALIKE, N., HUANG, Y., YIN, Z., & ZENG, D. Z. (2021). Making of an innovative economy: a study of diversity of Chinese enterprise innovation. China Finance Review International, DOI 10.1108/CFRI-10-2020-0135.
THORBECKE, W. & SALIKE, N. (2020). Export Sophistication and Trade Elasticities. Journal of Asian Economic Integration, 2(1), 7-26.
CHEN, C., SALIKE, N. & THORBECKE, W. (2020). East Asian Flying Geese Paradigm and Product Space. Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies, 38, 24-43.
MORGAN, P., REGIS, P. J., & SALIKE, N. (2019). LTV policy as a macroprudential tool and its effects on residential mortgage loans. Journal of Financial Intermediation, vol. 37, p. 89-103
SALIKE, N. & AO, B. (2018). Determinants of Bank Profitability: Role of poor asset quality in Asia. China Finance Review International, Vol. 8 No. 2, 216-231.
DESMARCHELIER, B., REGIS, P. J., & SALIKE, N. (2018). Product space and the development of nations: A model of product diversification. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 145, no. , p. 34-51
HUANG, Y., SALIKE, N. & ZHONG, F. (2017). Policy effect on structural change: A case of Chinese intermediate goods trade. China Economic Review, vol. 44, no. , p. 30-47
AGBELIE, B. R. D., CHEN, Y. & SALIKE, N. (2017). Heterogeneous Economic Impacts of Transportation Features on Prefecture-Level Chinese Cities. Theoretical Economics Letters, vol. 7, no. , p. 339-351
THORBECKE, WILLEM & SALIKE, NIMESH (2016) 'Understanding FDI and production networks in East Asia', Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, vol. 30, no. 2
CHEN, Y., SALIKE, N., LUAN, F. & HE, M. (2016). Heterogeneous effects of inter- and intra-city transportation infrastructure on economic growth: Evidence from Chinese cities. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy, and Society, vol. 9, no. , p. 571-587
SALIKE, NIMESH (2016) 'Role of human capital on regional distribution of FDI in China: New evidences', China Economic Review, vol. 37
SALIKE, NIMESH & LU, BENLI (2015) 'An Examination of Nepal's Export Choice based on Revealed Comparative Advantage', NRB Economic Review, vol. 27, no. 1, p. 75-89
SALIKE, NIMESH (2010) 'Investigation of the China effect on crowding out of Japanese FDI: An industry-level analysis (1990–2004)', China Economic Review, vol. 21, no. 4, p. 582- 597
SALIKE, NIMESH (2010) 'Effect of Regional Integration Agreement on Foreign Direct Investment- A Theoretical Perspective', Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, vol. 22, no. 1, p. 211-226
SALIKE, NIMESH (2009) 'Is China taking away Foreign Direct Investment from other Asian Economies? - An analysis on Japanese, US and Korean FDI', GSAPS Journal, vol. 17, no. , p. 233- 248
Books, monographs, compilations and manuals
BRAKMAN S., MARREWIJK C., MORGAN P., SALIKE N. (Eds) (2018) China in the Local and Global Economy: History, Geography, Politics and Sustainability, London, Routledge.
SALIKE, N. (2012) Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment Inflows in Asia:The Impact of China on FDI Attracting Ability of Other Asian Economies- An Analysis of pre and post crisis Japanese FDI, Saarbrücken, Lambert Academic Publishing.
Chapters, cases, readings and supplements
KARKI, T. & SALIKE, N. (2020), ' Disaster Governance in South Asia: Special Reference to Nepal ' in S Bandyopadhyay, CR Pathak and TP Dentinho (eds) Urbanization and Regional Sustainability in South Asia: Socio-economic Drivers, Environmental Pressures and Policy Responses, Switzerland, Springer Nature.
SALIKE, N. & THORBECKE, W. (2018), 'International Trade and Supply Chains' in S Brakman, C van Marrewijk, P J Morgan and N Salike (eds) China in the Local and Global Economy, London. Routledge.
DING, X. & SALIKE, N. (2018), 'The role of the Exchange Rate in China's Outward Foreign Direct Investment' in Hung J and Chen Y (eds) The State of China's State Capitalism, Singapore, Palgrave Macmillan.
SALIKE, N. & THORBECKE, W. (2014), 'FDI in East Asia: The Role of Production Networks' in Sarah Tong (eds) Trade, Investment and Economic Integration (Volume II for Globalization, Development and Security in Asia), Singapore, World Scientific Publishing.
SALIKE, N. (2013), 'Economic Perspectives in Business' in D Hack-Polay and D Davies (eds) Understanding Business: A Beginner's Text, Hong Kong, Pearson.
2019: SALIKE, N., Principal Investigator, Production Networks and Innovation Capability: A case of East Asia Value Chain. XJTLU Research Enhancement Fund (REF-18-01-06), Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China.
2019: SALIKE N., Co-investigator, Deepening the Reform of State-owned Enterprises and Cultivating World-class Enterprises in the New Era, Tsinghua University Research Fund.
2017: SALIKE, N., Principal Investigator, Economic complexity, Product complexity and Sophistication of Exports. XJTLU Research Development Fund (RDF-16-02-38). Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China.
2012: SALIKE, N., Principal Investigator, Production Fragmentation and Regional Integration: Case for Trade and FDI in East Asia, XJTLU Research Development Fund (RDF-11-03-08), Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China.
Professional service activities
Media Coverage: South China Morning Post, The Straits Times, Nikkei Asian Review
2019: China outlook, DUSA European Association Suzhou, China.
2018: Business in China: Policy Trends and Economic Outlook 2019, Suzhou Executive Academy, China.
2018: China-US trade dispute: A Tough reality vs A Tough opportunity, IMBA Alumni talk, IBSS, XJTLU.
2018 Institute of Industrial Economics, The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
2017 The 5th Global Economic Leaders Summit: Belt & Road Forum for Economic Cooperation and Trade, Changchun, Jilin.
2017 Kathmandu University, School of Management.
2017 Journal of Regional Science.
2016 Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy, and Society (CJRES).
2016 A New Paradigm for the World Trade System: Emerging Economies and its Role, Wuhan University.
2014 International Seminar on the Asia Pacific Economies.
2014 The Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry: Discussion Paper.
2014 British Council.
2013 International Seminar on the Asia Pacific Economies.
2013 Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development.
2013 China Social Science Forum, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), National Institute of International Strategy.
2013 Pacific regional economic cooperation and development, Central University of Finance and Economics.
2013 China Economic Review.
2013 PRSCO 2013- The 23rd Pacific Conference of RSAI & The 4th IRSA Institute.
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
ECO405 Managing the Economic Context
MAN001 Business Essentials
MAN303 Final Year Project
International Trade Policy
Money and Banking
Higher Education Academy, Fellow, 2014, York, United Kingdom.
Certificate for Professional Studies (CPS), 2014, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Regional Science Policy & Practice (RSPP), Wiley, Editorial Board, Regional Science Association International
Awards and honours
2017 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Cluster Award: Impact of remittance on household behavior: Case of Nepal, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
2016 IBSS Teaching Innovation Award, International Business School Suzhou, Xi'an 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 Honor's Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Government of Japan