Prof. Siri Hettige
Emeritus Professor of Sociology
University of Colombo
Mr. Viraj Mayadunne
#531/18, Kotte road, Pitakotte, Sri Lanka.
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Professor Niaz Asadullah is an Academic/Associate Editor of 6 ISI/WoS journals: International Journal of Educational Development (Elsevier), Journal of Human Development and Capabilities (Taylor & Francis), Asia Pacific Education Review (Springer); PLOS One, BMC Public Health (Springer); Singapore Economic Review (World Scientific) and Co-Editor of the Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics (Springer Nature).
He is also on the editorial advisory board of COMPARE: A Journal of Comparative and International Education (Taylor & Francis), Journal of Poverty
Professor Asadullah received his Doctorate degree in Economics from Oxford University in 2005. He held visiting/academic positions at Reading, Harvard, Oxford, Manchester, Kent, Dhaka, BRAC, Chulalongkorn and Mindanao State Universities. His research relates to poverty, inequality, well-being, education, labor, skills and gender issues with a focus on children and youths. His work has been supported by international grants such as the Australian Development Research Award Scheme, Leverhulme Trust (UK), International Growth Centre (IGC), the DFID (UK), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), South Asian Network of Economic Research Institutes, Global Education Commission, and the World Bank. He has also consulted for Asian Productivity Organization (APO), BRAC, Oxford Policy Management, BAPPENAS (Government of Indonesia), UN-ESCAP, UNESCO, the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO). His research on children/youths/adolescents has been published in economics journals as well as multi-disciplinary non-economics journals. In addition to 50+ ISI/WoS journal papers, Prof Asadullah has published 100+ media articles (opinion pieces) in newspapers/magazines, has delivered 100+ lectures/keynotes at national/international seminars/symposiums/conferences and has edited/reviewed 350+ research manuscripts for 100+ peer-reviewed ISI/WoS journals .