Prof. O.G. Dayaratna Banda



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Educational Qualifications
  • Ph.D. : NUS
  • M.Phil. : Peradeniya
  • B.A. : Peradeniya
Appointments (Selected)
  • As Chief Editor, was responsible for bringing out the second volume of the Peradeniya Journal of Economics
  • Chairman, Faculty Higher Degrees Committee, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya
Visiting Appointments
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Memberships & Awards (Selected)
  • Member, Sri Lanka Economic Association
Research Interests
  • International Capital Flows and Economic Growth
  • Development Macroeconomics
  • Empirical Topics in Economic Growth and Convergence
  • Trade Openness
  • Free Trade Agreements
  • Empirical Topics in Macroeconomics
Research Publications (Selected)
  • Dayaratne Banda, O.G., A.D.H.K. Kankanamge 2011. “Can Sri Lanka Sustain More than 7 Percent Rate of Growth in the Next Decade”, in Kelegama, S. and D. Gunewardena (eds.) Economic and Social Development under a Market Economy Regime in Sri Lanka, Buddhadasa Hewavitharana Felicitation Volume 1, 107-131, Colombo: Vijitha Yapa Publications (jointly with A.D.H.K. Kankanamge)
  • ''Does Past information Help Predict Future Price Movements in Emerging Capital Markets?: Evidence from Colombo Stock Exchange'', South Asia Economic Journal, (forthcoming 2012) (jointly with T.N. Vidanage)
  • Dayaratne Banda, O.G. 2009. “Has the IMF Evolved into a Defunct Institution?” Economic Review People’s Bank, Colombo
  • Dayaratne Banda, O.G., “The Impact of Inflation on Economic Growth in Sri Lanka” Forthcoming in Professor W.D. Lakshman Felicitation Volume: The Dimensions of Open Economy in Sri Lanka.
  • Dayaratne Banda, O.G., J.M.A. Jayawickrama, M.B. Ranathilaka, “Sense and Nonsense of Rice Price Control in Sri Lanka” Peradeniya Journal of Economics, 2008, University of Peradeniya,
  • Dayaratne Banda, O.G. and Champika Dharmadasa. “Pro-poor Growth” in Sri Lankan Economy: Liberalization and Development”, 2008.
  • Dayaratna-Banda OG and John Whalley. “After the Multi-fiber Arrangements, China Containment Agreements” Asia Pacific Trade and Investment Review, 2008.
Other Credentials
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Consultancy Reports
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