Dr. J.G. Sri Ranjith

Senior Lecturer

 

Email sriranjith@pdn.ac.lk, sri_ranjith@hotmail.com
Tel +94 (0)81 239 2622, +94(0)77-5393462
 
     
 
Educational Qualifications
  • Ph.D. : in Economic Development, NMSU
  • M.A. : UBC
  • B.A. : Peradeniya
 
Visiting Appointments
  • Visiting Lecturer in the Faculty of Science, 1997/98
 
Memberships & Awards
  • Merit-based Enhancement Fellowship” for the academic year 2010-2011 by the Graduate School, New Mexico State University
 
Research Interests
  • Urban Poverty
  • Child Poverty
  • Microenterprises and Poverty
  • Community Economic Development
  • Regional Development Project Planning and Evaluation
 
Teaching Areas
  • Macroeconomics
  • Money and Banking
  • Development Economics
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Regional Development and Planning
  • Project Planning and Appraisal
  • Economic History
 
Ongoing Research
  • Microenterprises and urban poverty in the U.S.
  • Microenterprises and rural poverty in the U.S.
  • Water and land right issues in Afghanistan
 
Research Publications

    Chapter in Book

  • Ranjith, Sri (2004) Struggling to Create Self-help Organizations in an Urban Slum: Mahaiyawa in Hasbullah and Barrie M. Morrison(eds.) Sri Lankan Society in an era of Globalization: In Struggling to Create a New Social Order.Sage Publishers, New Delhi.

  • Journal Articles

  • Ranjith, Sri & A. Rupasingha“Social capital and religious adherence as determinants of child poverty in the United States.”Journal of Economic Issues XLVI (1) (2012): 119-141.
  • Ranjith, Sri & B. Widner“Sri Lanka’s Garment Industry: Prospects for agglomeration, challenges and implications for regional development.”South Asian Journal of Management18, (4) (2011): 7-22.
  • Ranjith, Sri (2007) “Governance and Community Participation: A Collective Approach to Regional (Urban) Development in Sri Lanka.”The Peradeniya Journal of Economics 1, (1 & 2) (2007): 28-58.

  • Working Papers

  • Ranjith, Sri and A. Rupasingha.Local Land Policy Framework for Afghanistan. Afghanistan Water, Agriculture, and Technology Transfer (AWATT) Project, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.
  • Ranjith, Sri and A. Rupasingha.Local Land Policy Framework for Afghanistan.Afghanistan Water, Agriculture, and Technology Transfer (AWATT) Project, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.
  • Ranjith, Sri and A. Rupasingha.Annotated Bibliography on Land Right Issues in Afghanistan.Afghanistan Water, Agriculture, and Technology Transfer (AWATT) Project, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.
  • Ranjith, Sri and B. Widner. The Effect of Microenterprises on Poverty: A cross-county analysis on U.S. urban poverty


  • Conference Papers


    Presentations

  • BREAD-IGC-ISI Summer School in Development Economics 2012 held at Indian Statistical Institute Center, New Delhi (21-25 July, 2012). Presented a paper titled: "Microenterprises and Poverty: A cross-county analysis of US rural poverty"
  • 58th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International 2011, Miami, Florida. Presented a paper titled: “The effect of Microenterprises on Poverty: A cross-county analysis on US urban poverty,” (Authors Sri Ranjith& Benjamin Widner).

  • Proceedings

  • 36th Annual Conference of Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ASBE), Fort Worth, TX, October, 2010. The paper titles: “The State of Entrepreneurship in New Mexico: Prospects and Challenges”.

  • Papers Reviewed

  • 36th Annual Conference of Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ASBE), Fort Worth, TX, October, 2010. Papers reviewed;

    1. A Comparison of Buying Impulsiveness
    2. The Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on Export of SMEs in Asian Developing Countries
    3. Entrepreneurial Value Chain Analysis: A case study

 

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