Dr. S.P. Premaratne

Dr. S.P. Premaratne

Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

PhD (Netherlands), MPhil (Maastricht School of Management), MA, BA Honours (Colombo)

Telephone: +94 077 3439323

 

Current Teachings

  • Microeconomics
  • Advance Macroeconomics
  • Issues in Micro Finance
  • Gender budgeting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Statistics

 

Research Interests

  • Micro-finance
  • E-business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business network and Small business development
  • Gender analysis (gender budgeting)
  • Rural development

 

Publications

  • Empowerment of Women through Self Help Groups (SHGs): A Study of SHG Microfinance Project in Sri Lanka. (with S.M.P.Senanayake, and M. Warnasuriya), UEH Journal of Economic Development, No. 210, February 2012, University of Economics, Vietnam. pp 17-36
  • Household Labour Supply for Urban Young Couple with Pre-school Children, Economic Journal of South Asia, Sept  2011, Network Formation and Small Business Development: The Case of Small Enterprises in Sri Lanka,Sri Lanka Economic Journal, Vol. 7 (1 & 2), June & December 2006
  • Micro-finance for Accelerated Development in Sri Lanka: Need for a Public-Private-Donor Partnership, with SMP Senanayake, Chapter 10 (eds) ADVdeS Indraratna and Athula Ranasinghe, Public-Private Sector Partnership in Economic Development: A Case for Sri Lanka, 2006
  • Micro-finance for Accelerated Development, Savings and Development: Quarterly Review, 2, June 2006
  • Linkages between Formal and Informal Financial Institutions: A Strategy for Development, a paper presented at the Annual Research Sessions, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, 6th December 2006
  • Analysis of Proposed Micro Finance Bill in Sri Lanka, www.sanwada.org, Pathfinder, Colombo, 2007
  • Economics of E-commerce, (2005), published in Sri Lanka.
  • ACCESS TO RURAL NON-FARM ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES: The Case of Moneragala District in Sri Lanka. With Senanayake S.M.P, (December 2004) Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics
  • Gender Variation in Household Income and Saving Behaviour of the Poor: A Case Study of Poor Households in Sri Lanka, a paper presented and published at the Ninth National Convention on Women’s Studies, 20th – 23rd March 2004, Centre for Women’s Research Sri Lanka (CENWOR), Sri Lanka – 2004
  • Open Path: Rural Non-farm Economic Activities: The Case of Moneragala District in Sri Lanka, with Dr. S.M.P. Senanayake, Working paper Series No 5. Development Studies Institute of University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2003)
  • Household Labour Supply for Urban Young Couple with Pre-school Children, Economic Journal of South Asia, Sept  2011, Empowerment of Women through Self Help Groups (SHGs): A Study of SHG Microfinance Project in Sri Lanka (forthcoming) with S.M.P. Senanayake
  • Female Labour Supply and Child Care: Urban Young Parents with Pre-school Children, Annual Research Symposium, University of Colombo 2011 (June 28, 2011)
    • Clusters and Networks for Small Enterprises, ed. W. Wimalaratana, Agriculture and Rural Development in Sri Lanka, A Felicitation Volume in Honour of Dr. S.M.P.Senanayake, Department of Economics, University of Colombo , Sri Lanka, 2011.
    • TMT Characteristics: Antecedent Effects on Entrepreneurial Orientation and Learning Orientation of Internationalized SMEs, with L. Wickremasooriya, Conference Proceedings, International Research Conference on Management and Finance Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, 2010
    • Regulation and Supervision of Microfinance in Sri Lanka: A Policy Analysis Paper on Draft Proposals- Ed. A. Govinda Reddy,  Microfinance and MicroInsurance: Some Country Perspectives, Amicus Books, The Icfai University Press , 2010
    • Accessibility and Affordability of Rural Microfinance Services in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Economic Journal, Vol. 10 (2) pp 109-136, 2009
    • Impact of Entrepreneurial Networks on New Business Development, Ed. Ranjith Bandara,Development Challenges and Alternative Policies, 2009 (in Sinhala)
  • Household Collective Labour Supply with Pre-school Children in Urban Sri Lanka: Relationship between Child Caring and Female Labour Supply- an Abstract published presented at the Annual Research Sessions 2013, University of Colombo (2013) p. 23.
  • Household Collective Labour Supply with Pre-school Children in Urban Sri Lanka: Relationship between Child Caring and Female Labour Supply- Research paper presented at the Annual Research Sessions 2013, University of Colombo (2013)
  • Government Support Policies and incentives for SME development: SME owners perspective, (with S.J.S.Chandraguptha) – Abstract, Annual Research Sessions 2013, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2013). Pp 41- 44
  • SME Internationalization: The role of top management team characteristics, entrepreneurial orientation and learning orientation of the firm, (with L. Wickremesooriya) – Abstract, Annual Research Sessions 2013, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2013). Pp 5-9
  • Twin Deficits in Sri Lanka: An Econometric Analysis, (with Ravnthirakumaran and M. Kesaverajah), Sri Lanka Economic Journal, Vol. 12 (1 & 2), 31-63, 2011 (published in 2013)
  • Production Theory, A book published by Kumaran publisher (with R. Ravindranakumaran), 2014