Ashani Amarasinghe



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Ashani obtained her PhD in Economics from Monash University, and is currently a Research Fellow at Monash SoDa Labs. Her research interests are in the broad areas of political economy, network empirics, conflict and development. She is particularly interested in identifying how economic shocks propagate within and between various types of societal networks that bind economic agents together through an invisible thread. Ashani is passionate about using innovative data and tools to explore the world's complex social, political and economic landscapes through a new lense.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, Essays on Economic Shocks in Networks

Research area keywords

  • Political Economy
  • Economic Development
  • Alternative Data
  • Network Economics
  • Conflict

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