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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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Sri Lanka Social Sciences
poverty Social Sciences
female headed household Earth & Environmental Sciences
economy Social Sciences
food consumption Social Sciences
economy of scale Earth & Environmental Sciences
ethnicity Earth & Environmental Sciences
vegetables Social Sciences

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Research Output 2016 2019

  • 6 Article
  • 2 Discussion paper
  • 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, 20 Dec 2019, In : Applied Economics. 51, 59, p. 6376-6392 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Sri Lanka
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
Sri Lanka

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

Mahadevan, R. & Jayasinghe, M., 26 Nov 2019, In : Social Indicators Research. p. 1-25 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Sri Lanka
Social Conditions
Ethnic Groups

The Impact of Sectoral Government Expenditure on Economic Growth: Evidence from Sri Lanka

Tharshan, S., Liyanage, W. L. M. A., Nilakna, P. G. K., Selvanathan, E. A., Jayasinghe, M. & Selvanathan, S., 2019, Griffith University, p. 1-11, 11 p. (The Economics and Business Statistics Discussion Paper Series).

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paperResearch

Open Access
Economic growth
Government expenditure
Sri Lanka
Real GDP

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

Economies of scale
Sri Lanka
Technology adoption