Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics, Labor Economics, Development Economics
I am a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at Kansas State University. I expect to graduate in May 2019. My research interests are in the fields of Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics, Labor Economics, and Development Economics.
With several years of teaching experience as a primary instructor at Kansas State University, I have taught nine semesters of economic and business courses including Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics and Microeconomics, and Money and Banking. My dedication and approach to teaching have rewarded with the Graduate Teaching Award for undergraduate teaching excellence in 2018. I also have teaching experience as a lecturer at University of Colombo, Sri Lanka where I taught economics courses such as Econometrics, Mathematical Economics, Comparative Economics, and Statistical Software: STATA, Eviews, and SPSS.
In addition to teaching, I have experience of holding a place of Consultant/Research Analyst in International Organizations [The Plan International, UK, The World Bank, and German Technical Cooperation Agency (GTZ)] and earned relevant global exposure. As a young aspiring economist, I have publications in peer-reviewed journals and a published technical report.
My dissertation is motivated by the vertical integration that took place in the U.S. Carbonated Soft Drink industry (CSD) in 2010. In the dissertation, I analyze the competitive effects of vertical integration in the CSD industry. As recognition of my research work, I received the Best Graduate Student Paper Award in 2016.
I will be available for interviews at the ASSA/AEA meeting in Atlanta, GA on January 2019.
Advisor: Dr. Philip G. Gayle
Contact Information:Department of Economics, Kansas State University
327 Waters Hall, Manhattan, KS, 66506
Phone: (785) 341-5216