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Udeni De Silva Perera is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics (CHE).  She holds a PhD in Applied Econometrics from Monash University and a Masters in Financial Economics from the University of Colombo (Sri Lanka). Prior to joining CHE she was a Research Fellow attached to the School of Economics Finance and Marketing at RMIT University and Lecturer in Statistics at the University of Colombo.

Her main research interests are in development economics particularly around child and maternal health in developing countries. Other research interests include economic evaluations of health interventions and use of Discrete Choice Experiments in healthcare settings.

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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Applied Econometrics, PhD, Essays on Child Growth in Sri Lanka: An Empirical Analysis of the Effects of Sectors, Interventions and Natural Disasters, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 10 Feb 2021

Financial Economics, Masters, University of Colombo

Award Date: 16 Feb 2013

Statistics, BSc (Hons), University of Colombo

Award Date: 1 Nov 2010

External positions

Research Fellow, RMIT University

5 Sept 20164 Dec 2020

Research area keywords

  • Health Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Applied Economics & Econometrics
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Discrete Choice Experiments

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