Neelesh Gounder

Senior Lecturer, Griffith University

Neelesh Gounder is Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. His research focuses on trade liberalization, poverty and income distribution. Neelesh is also a member of South Pacific Studies Group within Griffith Asia Institute at Griffith University.


  • 2013–present
    Lecturer in Economics, University of the South Pacific


  • 2013 
    Griffith University, PhD (Economics)
  • 2008 
    University of the South Pacific, Master of Commerce (Economics)

Research Areas

  • Economic Models And Forecasting (140303)
  • Economic Development Policy (160505)


Australian Prime Ministers Pacific Australia Award (PMPA) - 2012