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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.

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Organising Partners
Department of Economics and Statistics, Faculty of Arts
University of Peradeniya (UOP), Sri Lanka

and
Faculty of Economic Sciences and Business Administration,
Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania


Collaborative Partner
South Asia Economic Policy Network, The World Bank


Supportive Partner
South Asian University, New Delhi, India


KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Prof. Arup Mitra
Dean: Faculty of Economics, South Asian University,
New Delhi, India

 

CHAIRPERSON

Prof. Ananda  Jayawickrama
Director: Postgraduate Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities (PGIHS), University of Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka

Download PIERS 2019 Notice


CONTACT US

Dr. Muditha Karunarathna
Symposium Coordinator
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
Email: pierspera2013@gmail.com, econ@pdn.ac.lk
Web: http://arts.pdn.ac.lk/econ/piers2019/


Important Dates

  Call for Extended Abstracts: 10.07.2019
  Deadline for Submission of Extended Abstracts: 20.08.2019
  Notification of Acceptance and Review Comments: 25.08.2019
  Deadline to re-submit corrected Extended Abstracts: 10.09.2019
  Notice of Final Acceptance: 17.09.2019

Date and Venue of the Symposium

On October 17th  and 18th, 2019
at the Auditorium of the Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (PGIHS),
Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya