Gaeddu College of Business Studies


  1. PhD in Economics with specialization in Happiness Economics from QUT Business School, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia
  2. MMS (Economics) from Waikato Management School, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
  3. PGDip Economics (honors) from Waikato University, Hamilton, NZ
  4. PGCE from Samtse College of Education, Bhutan
  5. B.A Economics (honors) from Sherubtse College, Kanglung (Delhi University, India).

Teaching and Research Specialization

  • Economics
  • Economics of Happiness and GNH
  • Economics of Public Issues
  • Development Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Statistics
  • Data Analysis and Decision Making
  • Qualitative/Quantitative Research Methods
  • Concepts and measurements of GNH

Research Interests

  • GNH Measures
  • Policy Analysis
  • Wellbeing at workplace
  • Business Environment
  • Corporate Governance
  • Efficiency and productivity of firms/businesses/agencies

Research and Publications

  • PhD Thesis (2016): The Economics of Happiness: Insights into the Gross National Happiness in Bhutan, QUT ePrints.
  • Choiden, S. (2010). Management of community Forestry in Bhutan, Thimphu, Bhutan:Kuensel Publications.
  • Choiden, S. (2009). Fragile Mountain ecosystem: The Spine of Bhutan, RIM Newsletter, issue (6).
  • Choiden, S. et al (2007). Applicability of the programs offered at Sherubtse. college, Bhutan Journal of Research and Development(BJRD), ….(1).
  • Choiden, S. (2006). Middlemen as experts-A review, SherubDoenme: The Research Journal of Sherubtse College, 6(1).
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