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Economic Policy in Sri Lanka
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Economic Policy in Sri Lanka
Issues and Debates

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Saman Kelegama - Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS), Colombo, Sri Lanka

Other Titles in:
Development Economics

February 2009 | 522 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
The essays in this volume, written by well-known economists and social scientists, shed light on the intense national debates that accompanied the making of policy decisions in Sri Lanka.

Studying the country's economy under six main headings: the ideology and strategy of economic development; macro-economic policy; the development of agriculture, industry and technology; employment and labour; institutional issues and governance; and social welfare, the book presents a comprehensive picture of contemporary Sri Lanka's economy.

Saman Kelegama
Introduction: Economic Policy in Sri Lanka: Issues and Debates
 
PART ONE: DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY AND IDEOLOGY
Prema-chandra Athukorala
Growth of Manufactured Exports and Terms of Trade: Pessimism Confounded
Dushni Weerakoon
The Influence of Development Ideology in Macroeconomics: Policy Reform Process
Godfrey Gunatilleke
The Lessons of National Planning
Lal Jayawardena
Understanding Reforms: 1960-2000
J B Kelegama
The Importance of the Public Sector in Economic and Social Development
 
PART TWO: MACROECONOMIC POLICY
D D M Waidyasekera
Current Fiscal Policy
Nihal Kappagoda
Public Debt: Institutional Issues
Sisira Jayasuriya
Exchange Rate
 
PART THREE: AGRICULTURE, INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
Nimal Sanderatne
Agricultural Development: Controversial Issues
Sarath Rajapatirana
Industrial Policy
Chandana Perera and Sarath Dasanayaka
Technology Development: Key Issues in Productivity
 
PART FOUR: EMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR
Ravindra A Yatawara
Labour Productivity Growth and Employment Generation
W D Lakshman
Youth Unemployment: An Exploratory Study
Raja B M Korale
Migration and Brain Drain
 
PART FIVE: INSTITUTIONAL AND GOVERNANCE ISSUES
David Dunham
Economic Liberalization and Institutional Reform
A D V de S Indraratne
Consumer Affairs Authority Act in the Overall Context of Competition Policy
Malathy Knight-John
Privatization and Regulations
H N S Karunatilake
Banking Sector Reform
 
PART SIX: SOCIAL WELFARE
Laksiri Jaysuriya
The Colonial Lineages of the Welfare State
Amala De Silva
Overview of the Health Sector
Harsha Aturupane
Public Investment in Education: Conceptual Foundations
Buddhadasa Hewavitarana
Poverty Alleviation
 
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