PhD [Griffith University, Australia]
Master of Commerce [University of the South Pacific]
Post Graduate Diploma in Economics [University of the South Pacific]
Trade, poverty and growth in Pacific Island Countries; Economic Performance of Pacific Island Countries; Banking sector and financial development in Pacific Island Countries; Governance and Institutions
Economics of Institutions and Governance [EC412]; WTO and Trade Liberalization in Developing Countries [EC416]
Graduate Research Supervision
PhD: Radhika Kumar [completed 2017]
PhD: Nilesh Nitin Chand [In progress]
Master of Commerce: Amit Prakash [In progress]
Greg Taylor Award [2016/2017]
Australian Prime Minister Pacific Australia Award 
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P. Sharma and N. Gounder (2015), Resilient through the GFC and beyond: What drives bank profitability in small, open Pacific economies, Journal of Asia Pacific Business, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 191-209.
P. Sharma, N. Gounder and D. Xiang (2015), Level and determinants of foreign bank efficiency in a Pacific Island country, Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 1-26.
P. Sharma, N. Gounder and D. Xiang (2013), Foreign banks, profits, market power and efficiency in PICs: Some evidence from Fiji, Applied Financial Economics, Vol. 23, No. 22, pp. 1733-1744.
N. Gounder (2013), Correlates of Poverty in Fiji: An Analysis of Individual, Household and Community Characteristics of Poverty, International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 40, No. 10, pp. 923-938.
P. Sharma and N. Gounder (2013), Supply side obstacles to financing the private sector: Empirical evidence from a small island developing state, Journal of Pacific Studies, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 4-24.
P. Sharma and N. Gounder (2012), Obstacles to Financing Small and Micro Enterprises: Empirical Evidence from a Small Island Developing State, Asia Pacific Development Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 49-75.
N. Gounder and P. Sharma (2012), Determinants of bank net interest margins in Fiji, a Small Island Developing State, Applied Financial Economics, Vol. 22, No. 19, pp. 1647-1654.
N. Gounder and B. C. Prasad (2012), Trading Preferentially and Protection: Good for Pacific Island Countries?, Journal of Pacific Studies, Vol. 32, pp. 59-66.
N. Gounder (2011), Financial Development and Economic Growth in Fiji: New Empirical Evidence, Fijian Studies, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. pp. 2 – 12.
N. Gounder and B. C. Prasad (2011), Regional Trade Agreements and the New Theory of International Trade: Implications for Trade Policy in Pacific Island Countries, Journal of International Trade Law and Policy, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 49-63.
N. Gounder, M. Reddy, and B. C. Prasad (2010), Support for Democracy in the Fiji Islands: Does Schooling Matter?, International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 136 – 149.
G. Singh, M. Reddy, and N. Gounder (2009), How demographic differences influence customer satisfaction with the public service delivery in Fiji, International Journal of Services and Standards, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 276 – 289.
B. Rao, R. Singh, and N. Gounder (2007), Investment Ratio in Growth Equations, Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 14, No. 8, pp. 565 -568.
N. Gounder, P. K. Narayan, and A. Prasad (2007), An empirical investigation of the relationship between government revenue and expenditure: The case of the Fiji Islands, International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 34, No. 30, pp. 147-158.
N. Gounder and M. Reddy (2007), Pacific Islands Labour Market: Will a Minimum Wage Help?, Asia Pacific Economic Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 139-154.
N. Gounder and B. C. Prasad (2006), Affirmative Action in Fiji: Is it justified?, Development Bulletin, 70, pp. 60-64.