ARTNeT Advisor: Research Programme
Mr. Prema-chandra Athukorala is Professor of Economics in Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, College of Asia and The Pacific at the Australian National University, Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (since 2003), and Honorary Professional Research Fellow at the University of Manchester (since 2012). He specializes in economics of development with a focus on international capital mobility and financial crises, structural adjustments and stabilization reforms, determinants of economic growth, multinational enterprises and international production, patterns and determinants of trade flows, and international labor migration. His publications include Trade Policy Issues in Asian Development (Rutledge, 1998), Structural Adjustment and labor Migration in East Asia (Oxford University Press). Liberalization and Industrial Adjustment: Sri Lanka in International Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2000), Saving, Investment and Growth in India (Oxford University Press, 2002), Crisis and Recovery in Malaysia: The Role of Capital Controls (Edward Elgar 2003), Multinational Enterprises in Asian Development (Edward Elgar 2007), five other books, and over 150 papers in scholarly journals and multi-author volumes. At various times he has served as a consultant to the World Bank, ADB, ILO, UNDP, UNIDO, UNCTAD, ESCAP and the Australian Agency for International Development. These assignments have resulted in work on, inter alia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Jordan and Georgia.