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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

  • 9 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 2 Discussion paper
  • 1 Conference Paper published in Proceedings

Are Effects of Violence on Life Satisfaction Gendered? A Case Study of Indigenous Australians

Jayasinghe, M., Selvanathan, E. A. & Selvanathan, S., 20 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Happiness Studies. p. 1-24 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Examining Multidimensional Poverty in Sri Lanka: Transitioning Through Post War Conflict

    Mahadevan, R. & Jayasinghe, M., May 2020, In : Social Indicators Research. 149, p. 15-39 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Exports, imports and sustainable economic growth in Bangladesh

    Selvanathan, S., Jayasinghe, M. & Selvanathan, E. A., 2020, Climate Adaptation for a Sustainable Economy: Lessons from Bangladesh, an Emerging Tiger of Asia. Hossain, M., Ahmad, Q. K. & Islam, M. M. (eds.). Nova Science Publishers, Inc., p. 195-218 24 p. (Asian Political, Economic and Social Issues).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Modelling the Demand for Meat in Bangladesh

    Selvanathan, E. A., Jayasinghe, M., Moazzem Hossain, M. & Selvanathan, S., 2020, Science and Technology Innovation for a Sustainable Economy. Springer, Cham

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Nexus between drinking patterns, gender and life satisfaction: Some evidence from Indigenous Australians

    Selvanathan, E. A., Selvanathan, S. & Jayasinghe, M., 15 Mar 2020, In : Australian Journal of Social Issues. p. 1-22 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle