Dr Maneka Jayasinghe

Lecturer in Economics

Prior to joining CDU, Dr Maneka Jayasinghe worked at Griffith University. In the past, before moving into academia, Maneka has also worked at German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) and UNICEF, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Teaching

Undergraduate and Postgraduate

  • Managerial Economics
  • Business Economics
  • Business Statistics
  • Quantitative Methods

Research

Consumer Demand Analysis
Poverty and Income Inequality
Gender and Poverty
Tourism Analysis

Professional Affiliations

Member, Western Economic Association International, 2017
Member, Economic Society Australia, 2015
Member, International Association for Feminist Economics, 2010

Publications

Refereed Publications

Jayasinghe, M., Chai, A., Ratnasiri, S., & Smith, C. (2017). The power of the vegetable patch. Food Policy, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2017.09.005

Jayasinghe, M., Ratnasiri, S., Smith, C., & Chai, A. (2017). Domestic technology, consumption economies of scale, and poverty: evidence from Sri Lanka. Applied Economics, DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2017.1374540.

Jayasinghe, M., Smith, C., Chai, A., & Ratnasiri, S. (2017) Consumption economies of scale, household headship and poverty: evidence from Sri Lanka, ICEF 2017 Proceedings, 4th International Conference of Economics and Finance (ICEF), Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam.

Jayasinghe, M., Smith, C., Chai, A., & Ratnasiri, S. (2016). The implications of income dependent equivalence scales for measuring poverty in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Social Economics, Vol.43, No.12, 1-17.

Jayasinghe, M. & Lakshman, R.W. (2012). Livelihood development in a gender perspective ‑ a case study from Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Economic Journal, Vol.12, No. 1&2, New Series, 82-116.

Working Papers

Sivashankar, P., Rathnayake R.M.P.S., Jayasinghe, M., & Smith, C. (2017). Incidence of Value Added Taxation on Inequality: Evidence from Sri Lanka, Discussion Paper Series in Economics and Business Statistics, Griffith University.

 

Conferences

Impact of household characteristics on household consumption expenditure: evidence from Sri Lanka. Presented at the 14th International Conference of Western Economic Association International, Newcastle, Australia, 2018).

 

Consumption economies of scale, household headship and poverty: evidence from Sri Lanka. Presented at the 4th International Conference on Finance and Economics, Vietnam 2017.

 

Incidence of value added taxation on inequality: Evidence from Sri Lanka. Presented at the Workshop on Demand Analysis, Griffith University, 2017.

 

Effects of technology adoption in domestic sphere on consumption economies of scale. Presented at 12thAustralian Development Economics Workshop (ADEW), Melbourne, Australia, 2016.

 

The power of the vegetable patch. Presented at the PhD Conference in Economics and Business, Brisbane, 2015

 

Consumption economies of scale, household headship and poverty: evidence from Sri Lanka. Presented at the PhD Symposium in Economics, Griffith University, Australia, 2015.

 

Time trends in food consumption scale economies in Sri Lanka ‑ an equivalence scale based analysis. Presented at the 6th Meeting of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ), Luxembourg, 2015.

 

Time trends in food consumption scale economies in Sri Lanka ‑ an equivalence scale based analysis. Presented at the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE), Brisbane, Australia, 2015.

 

Gendered impact of rural livelihood development interventions — a case study from Sri Lanka through a longitudinal lens. Presented at the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE), Hangzhou, China, 2011.

 

Gender Mainstreaming and Sustainable Livelihood Approaches- A Case Study from Sri Lanka. Presented at the Centre for Poverty Analysis 10th Anniversary Colloquium on Contemporary Imperatives in Understanding Poverty, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2011.

Contacts

T: 08 8946 8856
E: maneka.jayasinghe@cdu.edu.au

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