Dr. Pandey has been working on issues of international trade and economic development for more than 20 years and is Executive Chairman of South Asia Watch on Trade Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), a consortium of South Asian NGOs, working to build capacity of concerned stakeholders in the context of liberalization and globalization.

He holds Ph. D. degree in Economics and Master’s Degrees in Business Management and Economics. He was a Member of the National Planning Commission of Nepal, an apex policy making body of the Government of Nepal. He was one of the negotiators for Nepal’s accession negotiation for WTO membership.

He is in the indicative panelist of WTO Dispute Settlement Body. Dr. Pandey worked with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Nepal on the issues of multilateral trade integration and trade related capacity building. He was also a faculty member of the Central Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu. He has published research papers on international trade in various national and international journals/books.