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Hennadige N. Thenuwara

Hennadige N. Thenuwara

Economics

Adjunct Assistant Professor

  319-335-1811
  W338  Pappajohn Business Building
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

Academic History

  • PhD in Economics, The University of Iowa, 1997
  • MA in Econometrics, University of Manchester, UK, 1988
  • MSc in Applied Statistics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1984
  • BSc in Physics, Pure Mathematics, and Industrial Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 1980

Selected Publications

  • Force and Field Factors of Growth and Development, Hennadige N. Thenuwara, Sri Lanka Journal of Advance Social Studies, vol 2 - Publication Details Forthcoming
  • Winners and Losers of Services Liberalization, Hennadige N. Thenuwara, South Asian Economic Journal, vol 12, 2011, 307-322
  • Money, Inflation and Output, Hennadige N. Thenuwara, GPRC Publications, 2010
  • Globalization and Sri Lanka: The Economic Impact, 2002/03, Hennadige N. Thenuwara, Sri Lanka Journal of Social Sciences, vol 25 & 26, 2004

Conference Proceedings

  • A Strategy to Evaluatge Preferential Trading Arrangements, Hennadige N. Thenuwara, Proceedings of Sri Lanka Economic Association Annual Sessions, 2006

Other Work

  • Communication Policy of Central Banks, Hennadige N. Thenuwara, Staff Studies, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, vol 36
  • Financial Services as a Facilitator for Making Services Reach the Poor, Hennadige N. Thenuwara
  • A Policy Rule for the Liberalization of Agriculture in Sri Lanka, 2003, Hennadige N. Thenuwara, Staff StudiesCentral Bank of Sri Lanka, vol 33, 2003
  • Challenges and Prospects of Liberealizing the Services Sector in Sri Lanka, Hennadige N. Thenuwara, Business Lanka, vol 21, 2003
  • The Impact of the MODE 4 Liberalization of Services on Economic Growth, and Policy Options, Hennadige N. Thenuwara, Staff Studies, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, vol 34, 2003
  • World Trade Organization and Its Agreements, Hennadige N. Thenuwara, T. Wijesuriya, News Survey, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, vol 21, 2003
  • Feasibility of Inflation Targeting in Sri Lanka, 2001-2002, Hennadige N. Thenuwara, Ranee Jayamaha, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, vol 31-32, 2002
  • Scope for Inflation Targeting in Sri Lanka: A Focus on Administered Prices, 1999-2000, Hennadige N. Thenuwara, Lavan Mahadeva, Staff Studies, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, vol 29-30, 2000
  • Scope for Inflation Targeting in Sri Lanka: A Focus on the Monetary Transmission Mechanisim, Hennadige N. Thenuwara, Staff Studies, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, vol 27-28, 2000
  • An Evaluation of the Impact of Indo-Lanka Free Trade Agreement on Sri Lanka's Trade and Industry, 1995-96, Hennadige N. Thenuwara, R. A. Jayatissa, Staff Studies, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, vol 25-26, 1996

Current & Prior Positions

  • Assistant Governor for Economic and Price Stability, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, January 2007 - Present
  • Director, Economic Research Department, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, September 2004 - December 2006
  • Superintendent of Public Debt and Additional Director, Economic Research Department, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, March 2003 - September 2004
  • Visiting Lecturer in Monetary Economics, Univedrsity of Columbo, Sri Lanka, 2002 - 2003
  • Visiting Lecturer in Economics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2002 - 2003
  • Additional Superintendent, Public Debt Department, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, August 2001 - March 2003
  • Deputy Director, Economic Research Department, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, 2000 - March 2003
  • Head of Division/Senior Economist, Trade and Commodity Studies Division, Economic Research Department, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, 1997 - 2000
  • Teaching Assistant in Economics, Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 1992 - 1997
  • Senior Assistant Director, Statistics Department, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, 1988 - 1992
  • Project Analyst, Development Finance Department, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, November 1981 - 1985
  • Systems Analyst/Programmer, CIC (Chemanex) Ltd., Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 1981 - October 1981
  • Instructor, Industrial Management Department, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, October 1980 - June 1981
  • Instructor, Industrial Management Department, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, October 1980 - May 1981

Professional Affiliations

  • Editor, Staff Studies - Central Bank of Sri Lanka, 1998 - 2007
  • Editor, Annula Report - Central Bank of Sri Lanka, 2004 - 2006

Committees and Professional Service

  • Monetary Policy Committee, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, 2007-2009
  • Sub-Group on Financial Services, Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement with India, 2005-2009
  • Financial Stability Committee, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, 2000-2007
  • SLIDA Distance Learning Company, Sri Lanka, 2000-2007
  • Sri Lanka Export Credit Insurance Corporation, 2000-2004
  • National Coordination Committee, Comprehensive Economic Partnershiup with Singapore, 2003
  • Trade Policy Review Mechanism - World Trade Organization, Ministry of Trade and Commerce, 2003
  • Financial Sector Reforms Committee, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, 2001
  • Inter-Ministerial Sub-Committee on Financial Sector Services under the WTO, Sri Lanka, 2001
  • Task Force on Exchange Management Under the Financial Sector Reforms Committee, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, 2001
  • Task Force on Public Debt Management under the Financial Sector Reforms Committee, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, 2001
  • Steering Committee of the Central Bank Reorganization, 2000-2001
  • Inter-Ministerial Sub-Committee on Anti Dumping and Countervailing, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, 2000