Mr Kasun Pathirage

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Kasun is currently an Economics PhD student at the School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester. He is funded by an Economics studentship from the School of Social Sciences. He is a member of the Macroeconomics, Growth and Development Research Area Group, and his research interests include the analysis of monetary and macroprudential policies with DGSE models. He is currently working on building theoretical models on this area, while he is also interested in empirical estimations of related models.


Kasun obtained his master’s degree, MSc Financial Economics, from The University of Manchester in 2015. Prior to this, he completed a Master in Business Administration degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka in 2013, after obtaining his undergraduate degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, in 2008. He is also an associated member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.

He is an employee of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, from which he has received study leave to complete postgraduate studies. He has about 5 years of working experience as a central banker and more than 2 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry in Sri Lanka.