Department of Economics & Statistics

Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

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Dr. Anuruddha D.H.K. Kankanamge
Senior Lecturer I

Department of Economics & Statistics
Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya
Peradeniya, 20400, Sri Lanka

+94 (0)81 239 2622
+94 (0)77 553 6715
anuruddhak@pdn.ac.lk
kankanamge23@gmail.com

Biography


     Dr. Anuruddha Kankanamge serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics and Statistics. He also serves as the present Postgraduate Programme Coordinator in Economics. He holds a B.Sc. (Agriculture) from the University of Peradeniya and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Oklahoma, U.S.A. He teaches Industrial Organization, Econometrics, Research Methods in Economics and Energy Economics. His research interests are economic regulation, government procurement auctions and energy market analysis. Prior to joining the Department, he has also served as an Assistant Agricultural Economist at the Coconut Cultivation Board of Sri Lanka and a Research Officer at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo.


Educational Qualifications


  • Ph.D.: University of Oklahoma, USA (2005)
  • B.Sc. (Agric): University of Peradeniya (1992)

Positions Held


  • Coordinator: Postgraduate degree programmes (Economics) (2018 to date)
  • Chairperson, Venue Management and Session Coordination, PGIHS-RC- 2018 & 2019
  • Department Internship Coordinator: 2009-2019
  • Departmental Session Coordinator, Undergraduate Research Congress of the Faculty of Arts, URCFA -2016
  • Coordinator, Peradeniya Economics Research Symposium (PERS-2015)
  • Co-Coordinator PERS, 2013 and 2014.
  • Co-Editor, Modern Sri Lanka Studies (2015, Volumes VI, No. 1 & 2, 2016, Vol. VII, No. 1)


Visiting Appointments


  • Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility: Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Transilvania, University of Brasov, Romania, November, 2017
  • PGIA, PGIS, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya
  • PGIHS, PGIA, PGIS, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya


Memberships & Awards


  • Sri Lankan Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) – Life Member


Research Interests


  • Economic Regulation


Research Publications


Book Chapters

  • “Sustaining More than Seven percent Rate of Growth in the Next Decade?”, co-authored with O.G. Dayaratna-Banda, Economic and Social Development under a Market Economy Regime in Sri Lanka, Buddhadasa Hewavitharana Felicitation Volume 1, edited by Saman Kelegama and Dileni Gunawardhana, 2011, pp. 107-131, Vijithayapa Publications, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • “Industrial Diversification in Sri Lanka, An Analysis of Recent Trends,” in Sri Lankan Economy-Liberalization and Development, edited by O.G. Dayaratne-Banda, Ananda Jayawickrama, Anoma Abhayaratne and Malaka Ranathilaka, 2008, published by the Pathfinder Foundation of Sri Lanka (in Sinhala)
Journal Articles
  • Climate Change and Human Development: Extending the Vision of Dr. Mahbub ul Haq co-authored with Sumanasiri Liyanage, Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Volume 59(1), 2017, University of Karachchi, Pakistan
  • “Factors Affecting Total Factor Productivity Growth in Sri Lanka”, co- authored with G.G.S.N. Gamage, Modern Sri Lanka Studies, A Journal of the Social Sciences, Volume IV, No. 1, 2013, pp. 1-20, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • “Chlorpyrifos Contamination of Fresh Water in a Commercial Vegetable Cultivation in Sri Lanka and Factors Affecting Contamination,” co-authored with A.M.W. Menike, R. Shanthini, C.S. Kalpage and D.G.G.P. Karunaratne, published in the Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, Volume 40 (4), 2012, pp. 333-344
  • “Evaluation of Agrochemical Use Patterns of Vegetable Farmers in Matale District”, co-authored with P.G.B.S. Dharmakeerthi and H.K. Kadupitiya, published in the Annals of the Sri Lanka Department of Agriculture (ASDA), Volume 13, 2011, pp. 189-194.
  • “The Impact of Public Information on Bidding in Highway Procurement Auctions, co-authored with, Dakshina De Silva, Timothy Dunne and Georgia Kosmopoulou – published in European Economic Review, Volume 52, Issue 1, January 2008, pp. 150-181.
  • “The Impact of a Change in the Auction Format on Bidding Behavior”, co-authored with, Dakshina De Silva, and Georgia Kosmopoulou – published in Economics Letters, Volume 95(1), April 2007, pp. 60-65
Conference Presentations
  • Electricity Consumption and Economic Growth in the Presence of Structural Break: Evidence from Sri Lanka” Y. A. Hassan and A. Kankanamge, Peradeniya International Economics Research Symposium, 2018 (PEIRS), Proceedings, Volume VI, pp 108-111, presented by Y. A. Hassan
  • Effect of Price Change and Electricity Conservation - an Empirical Study, A.H.M.N.D.Aberathna and Anuruddha Kankanamge, Peradeniya Economics Research Symposium, 2016 (PERS), Proceedings, Volume IV presented by A.H.M.N.D.Aberathna
  • “The Effect of Exchange Rates on Industrial Exports”, E.M.G.P. Ekanayake and Anuruddha Kankanamge, Peradeniya Economics Research Symposium, 2015 (PERS), Proceedings, Volume III, presented by E.M.G.P. Ekanayake
  • Factors Affecting the Price of Coal, Imported to Sri Lanka, Sammani Tilakaratne and Anuruddha Kankanamge, Peradeniya Economics Research Symposium, 2015 (PERS), Proceedings, Volume III, presented by Sammani Tilakaratne
  • “Economic Regulation of the Milk Powder Market in Sri Lanka”, NadeekaPremachandra and Anuruddha Kankanamge, Peradeniya Economics Research Symposium, 2013 (PERS), Proceedings, Volume 1, paper presented by Nadeeka Premachandra
  • “The Relationship among Inflation, Exchange Rates and Sectoral Stock Price Indexes, in Sri Lanka”, U.P.G. Lakmali, A.D.H.K. Kankanamge, K. Perera, Peradeniya University Research Sessions, (PURSE-2012), Proceedings, Volume 17. Paper presented by U.P.G.Lakmali
  • “Forecasting All Share Price Index of the Colombo Stock Exchange”, Co-authored with J.M.W.K. Jayasinghe, Peradeniya University Research Sessions, (PURSE-2011), Proceedings, Volume 16. Paper presented by Anuruddha Kankanamge
Unpublished Thesis
  • Essays in Auctions and Information, (Ph.D), 2005 University of Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Reports
  • Member of the Writing Teams of SER (Self Evaluation Report), Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya
    • B.A. (General Degree) – 2017
    • B.Com. Degree - 2018
Reviewer
  • Sri Lanka Journal of Economic Research (SLJER) published by the Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists (SLFUE), Sri Lanka Journal of Social Sciences published by the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Karachi, Pakistan, Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, published by the Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Tropical Agricultural Research, Journal published by the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, Sri Lanka, Modern Sri Lanka Studies journal and Sambhavana (in Sinhala) published by the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lankan Journal of Business Economics, published by the University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, the Sri Lankan Journal of Agricultural Economics published by the Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, University of Peradeniya, Reviewer of the Research Reports published by the Hector Kobbakaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute.
  • Resource Person for the Workshop in Data Management and Data Analysis Using STATA statistical software, organized by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, Sri Lanka, (under HeTC project- Higher Education for 21st Century), March 2012


Other Credentials


  • Instructor, Department of Economics, University of Oklahoma, U.S.A., 2002-2004
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Oklahoma, U.S.A., 1999-2002
  • Assistant Agricultural Economist, Coconut Cultivation Board, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1996 - 1998
  • Research Officer, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Sri Lanka, 1994-1995
  • Tutor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, 1993-1994


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