ARTNeT Advisor: Research Programme
Mr. Sisira Jayasuriya is Director of Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability, Professor of Economics at Monash University, Melbourne and 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. His research interests cover a range of areas in policy-oriented development economics, and he has published extensively on trade, macroeconomics, resource and environmental issues of developing countries, with a primary focus on 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 an Adjunct Professor at the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics at the Australian National University, Canberra. Prof Jayasuriya's underegraduate education was at the University of Ceylon (Peradeniya), and Masters and PhD in Economics from the Australian National University.