Reading Time: 4 min read In light of the recent shifts in the global economy, LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja considers several critical policy questions facing Sri Lanka today, including whether fears of another global recession are overstated, and how vulnerable Sri Lanka is to such a challenging economic event.
Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Adam Collins discusses the benefits of Sri Lanka’s continued relationship with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), following the Easter Sunday attacks.
Reading Time: 5 min read Dr. Lauren A. Johnston, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), looks at how demographic pressures help explain Beijing’s outbound agenda.
Reading Time: 5 min read Aaron Francis Chan, former Assistant Vice President, ING Bank N.V., draws on lessons for Sri Lanka from Philippine’s experience in managing its external balance, industrial development, and macroeconomic stability.
Reading Time: 3 min read Razeen Sally, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, explores the causes of the recent surge of protectionism, how this trend impacts the global trade order, and considers how nations can limit the damages of the current protectionist spiral and revive a more liberal trading system.
Reading Time: 4 min read Anushka Wijesinha, an economist and an Advisor to the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, and Aquilah Latiff, a former intern at the Ministry, describes the re-emergence of protectionism in the changing trade environment.
Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja argues that once the political dust settles, the narrative in Sri Lanka should shift from a costly domestic political crisis to a national debate on development priorities in order for the country to achieve upper-middle income status.
Reading Time: 6 min read Dr. Nihal Pitigala considers the potential of the newer and more streamlined version of the TPP—the CPTPP—for Sri Lanka, compared to other mega-regional agreements.
Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja and Adam Collins argue, that, while reforms must be accompanied by policies to make the benefits of openness more inclusive, turning away from globalisation entirely would leave all Sri Lankan’s worse off.
Reading Time: 4 min read Adam Collins highlights the four key risks to the global economy that Sri Lanka should look out for in 2018 and argues that local policymakers should continue with reforms to ensure that the Sri Lankan economy is well placed to withstand the next global downturn.