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Dr Maneka Jayasinghe is currently a lecturer in Economics in the College of Business and Law. Her teaching areas include Economics, Business Statistics and Quantitative Methods. Her research interests include Feminist Economics, Consumer Demand Analysis, and Poverty and Income Inequality and her research mainly focuses on South Asia and Australia. She holds a PhD in Economics (Griffith University, Australia), Masters in Public Policy (National University of Singapore, Singapore) and Bachelor of Arts in Economics (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka). 

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Research Output 2016 2019

  • 5 Article
  • 1 Conference Paper published in Proceedings

An intertemporal analysis of expenditure elasticities under three expenditure specifications for Sri Lanka

Jayasinghe, M., E. A. Selvanathan & Saroja Selvanathan, 4 Jun 2019, In : Applied Economics. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Elasticity
Sri Lanka
Expenditure
Household
Household expenditure

Dynamic trends in household poverty and inequality in Sri Lanka: do gender and ethnicity matter?

Jayasinghe, M., Jun 2019, In : Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy. 24, 2, p. 208-223 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

female headed household
ethnicity
Sri Lanka
poverty
gender

Domestic technology, consumption economies of scale and poverty: evidence from Sri Lanka

Jayasinghe, M., Ratnasiri, S., Smith, C. & Chai, A., 2018, In : Applied Economics. 50, 16, p. 1777-1789 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Poverty
Household
Economies of scale
Sri Lanka
Technology adoption

Consumption Economies of Scale, Household Headship and Poverty: Evidence from Sri Lanka

Jayasinghe, M., Smith, C., Chai, A. & Ratnasiri, S., 2017, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Finance and Economics. Ly, P. T. M., Soukup, J., Dao, P. & Tuan, P. M. (eds.). Vietnam: Libuše Macáková - Melandrium, p. 179-193 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Paper published in ProceedingsResearchpeer-review

Poverty
Household
Economies of scale
Headship
Sri Lanka

The power of the vegetable patch: How home-grown food helps large rural households achieve economies of scale & escape poverty

Jayasinghe, M., Chai, A., Ratnasiri, S. & Smith, C., Dec 2017, In : Food Policy. 73, p. 62-74 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

economies of scale
economy of scale
Poverty
poverty
vegetables