1980 …2022

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Sisira Jayasuriya, is a development economist with a focus on economic policy issues in Asia. His current research is on the economic impact of Covid-19 in Asia, food security and agriculture, 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) Professorial Affiliate at the Institute of Social and Economic Studies, Osaka University, Japan, Distinguished Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, 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.

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 2 - Zero Hunger

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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