The Peradeniya International Economics Research Symposium (PIERS) is organized annually by the Department of Economics and Statistics at the University of Peradeniya since 2013 with the participation of foreign and local academics researchers and policy makers. The 7th symposium, PIERS - 2019 is jointly organized by the Department of Economics & Statistics, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and Faculty of Economic Sciences & Business Administration, Transylvania University of Brasov, Romania, in collaboration with South Asia Economic Policy Network (SAEPN), World Bank and South Asian University (SAU), New Delhi, India.
This year Conference theme is “Nothing to be Left Behind: Integrating Sub-national Dynamics Towards Global Sustainable Development".
Through PIERS 2019, we aim to provide a platform for economic research which would contribute the above theme. The symposium is open to researchers from economics, development and other related disciplines, enable them to present their research works to a wider audience and to engage in an intellectual discussion with peers, academics and other researchers.
This will also be an interactive forum for junior academics and researchers as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students to engage in dialogue and expose themselves to high quality research in economics with senior academics and policy makers from locally and internationally. There will be a session in the symposium aimed at providing opportunities for themselves to present their research findings.
All extended abstracts presented and the keynote speech delivered in the PIERS are published as Symposium Proceedings. Past Symposium Proceedings are available in the Department and the extended abstracts and keynote address can be downloaded from the PIERS website.
Previous symposia had provided opportunities to young economists and scholars engage themselves in vibrant intellectual discussions. We believe that this year event too will able to incorporate creative criticism and suggestions from researchers and expected that it will be a productive symposium.
Besides the formal events the Symposium will provide an excellent opportunity for participants to network with present/past and local/international economists.
Department of Economics and Statistics, Faculty of Arts
University of Peradeniya (UOP), Sri Lanka
Faculty of Economic Sciences and Business Administration,
Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
South Asia Economic Policy Network, The World Bank
South Asian University, New Delhi, India
Prof. Arup Mitra
Dean: Faculty of Economics, South Asian University,
New Delhi, India
Prof. Ananda Jayawickrama
Director: Postgraduate Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities (PGIHS), University of Peradeniya,
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Dr. Muditha Karunarathna
Peradeniya International Economics Research Symposium 2019
Department of Economics & Statistics, Faculty of Arts
University of Peradeniya
Tel: +94 812 392 622, +94 718 061 246
Fax: +94 812 392 620
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