Department of Economics & Statistics

Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

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Priyatharsiny Thujiyanthan
Lecturer (Probationary)

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

+94 (0)81 239 2622
+94 (0)76 736 1032
priyathushy@gmail.com

Biography


         Ms. Priyatharsiny Thujiyanthan is currently reading Master in Economics and Finance at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy and holds M.A. in Economics and B.A. (Honours) in Economics from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka where she has been working as a Lecturer (Probationary). She was awarded a Gold Medal for “Excellent in Economics” in the General Convocation-2016 of the University of Peradeniya and awarded a MEF scholarship from University of Naples Federico II, Italy in 2019. Her research interests includes International Economics, Transportation Economics, Health Economics and Gender Economics.


Educational Qualifications


  • MA: Master in Economics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and Master in Economics and Finance (Reading), University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • BA: Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka


Research Interests


  • International Economics
  • Transportation Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Gender Economics


Research Publications


Journal Articles

  • Sangaran Vijesandiran and Priyatharsiny Selvarasa. (2018). ‘Effects of Fiscal Policy on Human Development in Sri Lanka: An Empirical Analysis’. Journal of Smart Economic Growth (JSEG). 3(3). ISSN: 2537-141X [Online] www.jseg.ro.
  • Priyatharsiny.S. (2017). ‘The Impact of Exchange Rate On Balance of Payment: An Econometric Investigation on Sri Lanka’. Proceedings of 7th International Symposium, SEUSL, 7th & 8th December 2017.
Conference Presentations
  • Priyatharsiny,S and Vijesandiran,S. (2016). ‘An Economic Analysis on Water Pollution Impact of Fossil Fuel Power Station on Agriculture: A Case of Onion Cultivation in Sri Lanka’. Proceedings of 4th Peradeniya Economic Research Symposium, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Peradeniya, Held on 18th November 2016. 4: 27-34. [Online] arts.pdn.ac.lk/econ/persweb/index.html.
  • Vinayagathasan,T. and Priyatharsiny,S (2016). ‘The Impact of Food and Non-Food Inflation on Poverty: A Case Study to Sri Lanka’. Proceedings of 4th Peradeniya Economic Research Symposium, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Peradeniya, Held on 18th November 2016. 4: 27-34. [Online] arts.pdn.ac.lk/econ/persweb/index.html.
  • Priyatharsiny.S and Sri Ranjith, J.G. (2017). ‘Relationship between Budget Deficit and Economic Growth: Evidence from Sri Lanka’. 6th International Conference of the Sri Lanak Forum of University Economists, 23rd & 24th November 2017 at Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.
  • Vinayagathasan,T. and Priyatharsiny,S. (2017). ‘Impact of Interest Rate on Foreign Direct Investment in Sri Lanka: An Empirical Analysis’. International Conference on the Humanities and Social Science, 2017 July 28 & 29, University of Peradeniya.
  • Sangaran Vijesandiran & Priyatharsiny Selvarasa. (2018). ‘An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Fiscal Policy on Human Development in Sri Lanka’. International Bank for Reconstruction & Development, South Asia Economic Focus, World Bank. Presented by co-author on Regional Workshop on Fiscal Policy in South Asia held on September 17th and 18th, 2018 at Dwarika’s Hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal organized by World Bank South Asia Region.
Unpublished Thesis
  • Priyatharsiny Thujiyanthan- ‘The Impact of Exchange Rate Volatility on Foreign Direct Investment in Sri Lanka’.
  • Priyatharsiny Thujiyanthan and Sangaran Vijesandiran - ‘Impact of Fossil Fuel Power Station Caused Water Pollution on Onion Production in Sri Lanka: An Econometric Analysis


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University of Peradeniya
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Sri Lanka
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