Department of Economics & Statistics

Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

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Dr. Thanabalasingam Vinayagathasan
Senior Lecturer- Gr II

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

+94 (0)81 239 2622
+94 (0)77 076 4638
vinayagamkili@yahoo.com

Biography


     Dr. T.Vinayagathasan holds a doctorate in Public Economics and Masters of Public Policy from National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan and M.A. in Economics and B.A. (Honours) in Economics from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka where he has been working as a Senior Lecturer. His researches which include empirical analyses relating to Economic Growth, Monetary Policy, Inflation, Poverty, FDI, Finance, Governance, Corruption and Exchange Rate have been published in international journals and discussion paper series. He was awarded with MEXT scholarship and GRIPS fellowship. He had worked in International non-governmental organizations such as World Vision and Save the Children.


Educational Qualifications


  • Ph.D. : GRIPS (Japan)
  • M.P.P. : GRIPS (Japan)
  • M.A. : Peradeniya
  • B.A. : Peradeniya

Positions Held


  • Senior Lecturer Gr-II (2018 to Present)
  • Lecturer (2013 to 2018
  • Temporary Lecturer (From July 2007 to January 2009)
  • Project Assistant (From March 2009 to September 2009)
  • Project Monitor (From September 2005 to November 2006)


Visiting Appointments


  • Visiting Lecturer:The Open University of Sri Lanka (Vavuniya Branch)
  • Visiting Lecturer:Eastern University of Sri Lanka
  • Visiting Lecturer:PGIHS, University of Peradeniya


Memberships & Awards


Awards

  • National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) Fellowship for PhD in Policy Analysis (Economics): Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan (Oct 2010 to September 2013).
  • Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship for Masters of Public Policy: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan at GRIPS (Oct 2009 to Sep 2010).
Membership
  • Senior Treasurer, Hindu Student Union, University of Peradeniya (2019 to date)
  • Treasurer, Hindu Graduate Union, University of Peradeniya (2014 to 2019)
  • Assistant Treasurer, Sri Lankan Student Association of Japan (SLSAJ) (2009/2010).


Research Interests


  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Policy and Monetary Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Good Governance and Corruption
  • Econometrics
  • International Economics


Research Publications


Book Chapters

  • Does Inflation Affect Economic Growth in Non-Linear Manner: A Vector Autoregressive Analysis for Sri Lanka, (2014) in Economic Issues in Sri Lanka, Vijayakumar (eds), Guru Printers, Jaffna, pp. 102-114.
Journal Articles
  • Vinayagathasan, T (2020). The Time-Varying Tradeoff between Inflation and Unemployment: Evidence from SAARC Economies with a State Space Approach, Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting (Forthcoming) (Jointly with Xiangcai Meng)
  • Vinayagathasan, T (2020). An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Economic and Noneconomic Determinants on Foreign Direct Investment of Sri Lanka, Regional Development Research journal (Forthcoming) (Jointly with Vijesandiran, S).
  • Vinayagathasan, T. (2020). The Role of Political Stability, Labor Market and Education on Migration: The Empirical Evidence from Sri Lanka. Business and Economic Research, 10(2), 372-391.
  • Vinayagathasan, T (2019). Do Governance Indicators Matter for Economic Growth? The case of Sri Lanka, Indian Journal of Public Administration, 65(1), 1-21. (Jointly with Ramesh, R)
  • Vinayagathasan, T (2016). Unemployment Poverty Nexus: Empirical Evidence from Sri Lanka. Modern Sri Lankan Studies: A Journal of the Social Sciences, 7(1), 95-114 (Jointly with Sri Ranjith, J. G)
  • Vinayagathasan, T. (2015). Dynamic Relationship between Human Capital and Economic Growth in Sri Lanka: A Co-integration Analysis. Journal of Growth 2(2), 20-29. (Jointly with Vijesandiran, S).
  • Vinayagathasan, T. (2015). Interpolating a Low Frequency time to a High Frequency One: Programming and Estimation Procedure for Matlab. Sri Lankan Journal of Economic Research 2(2), 93-109.
  • Vinayagathasan, T (2015). Robust Determinants of Growth in Asian Developing Economies: A Bayesian Panel Data Model Averaging Approach. Journal of Asian Economics 36, 34-46. (Jointly with Leon-Gonzalez, R).
  • Vinayagathsan, T. (2014). Impact of NGOs Intervention on Poverty Reduction: an Empirical Evidence from Rural Sri Lanka. International Journal of Sustainable Economy 6(3), 288-301 (Jointly with Asankha Pallegedera).
  • Vinayagathasan, T. (2014). Monetary Policy and the Real Economy: A Structural VAR Approach for Sri Lanka. Asian Journal of Empirical Research 4(1), 41-64.
  • Vinayagathasan, T. (2013). Inflation and Economic Growth: A Dynamic Panel Threshold Analysis for Asian Economies. Journal of Asian Economics 26, 31-41.
Conference Proceedings & Presentations
  • Vinayagathasan, T. (2020). The COVID-19 and the Status of Global Economy: Challenges and Responses. Proceeding of the International Conference on “Global Economic Impact of COVID-19 (ICGEIC-2020), Kaamadhenu Arts and Science College, Sathiyamangalam, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Vinayagathasan, T. (2018). Does Unemployment Cause Migration: The Evidence from Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 12th World Congress of Regional Science, RSAI (GOA, India), 714-722.
  • Vinayagathasan, T. and Ramesh, R (2017). Corruption, Rule of Law and Government Effectiveness: An Empirical Evidence from Sri Lanka. South Eastern University Arts Research Session (SEUARS), E-Proceeding, Vol-I, 167-178.
  • Vinayagathasan, T. (2020). The COVID-19 and the Status of Global Economy: Challenges and Responses. Proceeding of the International Conference on “Global Economic Impact of COVID-19 (ICGEIC-2020), Kaamadhenu Arts and Science College, Sathiyamangalam, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India. 9 & 10, June 2020.
  • Vinayagathasan, T. (2018). Does Unemployment Cause Migration: The Evidence from Sri Lanka. Presented at 12th World Congress of Regional Science, Goa, India, May 29-June 01, 2018
  • Vinayagathasan, T. (2018). Corruption, Rule of Law and Government Effectiveness: A Co-integration Approach to Sri Lanka. Presented at the 6th International Symposium, South Eastern University Arts Research Session, South Eastern University, Sri Lanka, June 26, 2018. (Jointly with Ramesh, R)
  • Vinayagathasan, T. (2014). Dynamic relationship between human capital and economic growth in Sri Lanka: A Cointegration analysis. Presented at the 2nd Peradeniya economic research symposium, Department of Economics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 11 September 2014. (Jointly with S. Vijesandran).
  • Vinayagathasan, T. (2013). Monetary Policy and the Real Economy: A Structural VAR Approach for Sri Lanka. Presented at the 2nd GRIPS student conference, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, 5 September 2013.
  • Vinayagathasan, T. (2013). Robust determinants of growth in Asian developing economies: A Bayesian panel data model averaging approach. Presented at the EURO-American conference for academic disciplines, Paris, France, 8-11 April 2013. (Jointly with Roberto Leon-Gonzalez).
  • Vinayagathasan, T. (2012). Inflation and Economic Growth: A Dynamic Panel Threshold Analysis for Asian Economies. Presented at the 7th Himalayan Policy Research Conference (HPRC), University of Wisconsin, Madison, U.S.A., 11 October 2012.
  • Vinayagathasan, T. (2012). Inflation and Economic Growth: A Dynamic Panel Threshold Analysis for Asian Economies. Presented at the 1st GRIPS student conference, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, 4 September 2012.
Extended Abstracts
  • Vinayagathasan, T and Ramesh, R (2018). Does Education Reduces the Corruption: The Evidence from Sri Lanka, Peradeniya International Economic Research Symposium (PIERS), Volume VI, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Vinayagathasan, T (2017). Exchange Rate and External Debt Nexus: ARDL Model Approach to Sri Lanka. Peradeniya International Economic Research Symposium (PIERS), Volume V, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (Jointly with Thahara, A. F)
  • Vinayagathasan, T (2017). The Impact of Cost of Paddy Production on Farmers’ Standard of Living: A Case Study to Maritimpattu Divisional Secretariat in Mullaitivu District. Peradeniya International Economic Research Symposium (PIERS), Volume V, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (Jointly with Neruja, N)
  • Vinayagathasan, T (2017). Impact of Interest Rate on Foreign Direct Investment in Sri Lanka: An Empirical Analysis. International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences (ICHSS), Volume III, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (Jointly with Priyatharsiny, S).
  • Vinayagathasan, T. (2016). The Impact of Food and Non-Food Inflation on Poverty: A Case Study to Sri Lanka. Peradeniya economic research symposium, Volume IV, Department of Economics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (Jointly with Priyatharsiny, S).
  • Vinayagathasan, T. (2016). The Role of NGOs in Poverty Alleviation: A Case Study of Karaichchi Divisional Secretariat Division in Kilinochchi District. Peradeniya economic research symposium, Volume IV, Department of Economics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (Jointly with Sureka, R)
  • Vinayagathasan, T. (2014). Dynamic relationship between human capital and economic growth in Sri Lanka: A Cointegration analysis. Peradeniya economic research symposium, Volume II, Department of Economics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (Jointly with Vijesandran, S).
  • Vinayagathasan, T. (2014). Dynamic linkages between public debt and economic growth: An empirical analysis of Sri Lanka. Peradeniya economic research symposium, Volume II, Department of Economics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (Jointly with Ushanthiny, M., and Sivarajasingham, S).
  • Vinayagathasan, T. and (2014). Financial Development and Economic Growth: The post liberalization experience in Sri Lanka. Peradeniya economic research symposium, Volume II, Department of Economics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (Jointly with Kumari, U.W.B.M., and Abayasekara, C.R).
Published Thesis
  • Economic Growth and Monetary Policy in Asian Developing Economies, PhD Thesis, Published 2013 in National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies (GRIPS), Roppongi: Tokyo.
Unpublished Thesis
  • Long-Run Relationship between Inflation and Economic Growth Rate of Sri Lanka (1978-2008), MPP Thesis, Unpublished, 2010.
  • Poverty and Poverty Alleviation Activities in Vavuniya District, MA Thesis, Unpublished, 2009.


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