First issue of Sri Lanka Journal of Economic Research (SLJER)

The Sri Lanka Journal of Economic Research (SLJER) creates a space where
research, particularly policy related research, can be disseminated and so
contributes to the economic thinking in the country in this period. The critical
evaluation of policy is essential if optimal use is to be made of the demographic
window of opportunity. Equity and social welfare, the cornerstone of economic
thinking in the country, and the challenges posed to such fundamentals by economic
liberalization, globalization and technological progress make it vital to dwell on
ideas and ideals, as well as to collate systematic evidence to support rational policy
making. The aim of this journal then is to support such processes through
dissemination and discussion.
The SLJER is a refereed tri-lingual journal. The journal will primarily provide an
opportunity for authors presenting papers at the annual sessions of the Sri Lanka
Forum of University Economists to disseminate their contributions. Apart from the
research articles the journal carries a special section titled ’Perspectives’ which
articulates alternative thinking and approaches to Economics. Book reviews are
included as well.
All articles in this journal are subject to a rigorous blind peer-review process
initially, and are then reviewed by the editorial committee prior to final acceptance
for publication.

You can download the SLJER by clicking on SLJER Volume 1(1).pdf