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Sisira Jayasuriya, is a development economist with a focus on economic policy issues in Asia. His current research is on food security in Asia agricultural policy reforms in India, political economy of Sri Lanka, economics of natural disasters, and trade and macroeconomic issues in Asia. He has held previous appointments at the International Rice Research Institute (Philippines), the Australian National University, Melbourne University and La Trobe University, and has been a consultant to the Asian Development Bank, International Food Policy Research Institute, World Bank and several United Nations agencies such as ESCAP, FAO and ILO. He is also Honorary Professor at the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics at the Australian National University, Canberra, Institute of Social and Economic Studies, Osaka University, Japan, and Non-Resident Senior Fellow, National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi. Prof Jayasuriya has a BA (Hons in Economics) from the University of Ceylon (Peradeniya), and a Masters and PhD from the Australian National University.

External positions

Honorary Professor, Australian National University

1 Sep 20151 Sep 2018

Research area keywords

  • Development Economics
  • Asian Economies
  • Food Security
  • Natural Disasters
  • International Trade

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Projects 2012 2020

Research Output 1980 2017

Comments by Sisira Jayasuriya, on Markets Matter: The Potential of Intra-Regional Trade in ASEAN and Its Implications for Asian Regionalism

Jayasuriya, S., 1 Jun 2017, In : Asian Economic Papers. 16, 2, p. 24-26 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

Comments by sisira jayasuriya, on trade liberalization and the aggregate matching function in India

Jayasuriya, S., 1 Jan 2017, In : Asian Economic Papers. 16, 1, p. 139-141 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Volatile capital flows and macroeconomic performance in Indonesia: an SVAR analysis

Jayasuriya, S. & Leu, S., 1 Jan 2017, In : Economic Papers: A Journal of Applied Economics and Policy. 36, 2, p. 135-155 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The Japanese macroeconomic mystery

Corden, W. M. & Jayasuriya, S., 1 Nov 2016, Managing Globalization in the Asian Century: Essays in Honour of Prema-Chandra Athukorala. Hill, H. & Menon, J. (eds.). Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, p. 297-332 36 p. 12

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Victory in war and defeat in peace: Politics and economics of post-conflict Sri Lanka

Athukorala, P. & Jayasuriya, S. K., 2015, In : Asian Economic Papers. 14, 3, p. 22 - 54 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review