Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera has appointed top economist Prof. Razeen Sally as a Senior Advisor.
The new appointment rests alongside Prof. Sally’s position as Chairman of the Institute of Policy Studies, the main economic policy think tank in Sri Lanka.
Prof. Sally is an Associate Professor of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore and Director of ECIPE, which he co-founded in 2006.
He was on the faculty of the London School of Economics for 18 years, where he also received his PhD. He has held adjunct teaching, research and advisory positions at universities and think tanks in the US, Europe, Africa and Asia.
He is on the Global Agenda Council for Competitiveness of the World Economic Forum, and was awarded the Hayek Medal by the Hayek Society in Germany in 2011. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.
Sally’s research and teaching focuses on global trade policy and Asia in the world economy. He has written on the WTO, FTAs and on different aspects of trade policy in Asia. He has also written on the history of economic ideas, especially the theory of commercial policy.
He has held visiting research and teaching positions at the Institut D’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, the Australian National University, the University of Hong Kong, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore and Dartmouth College in the US. He is an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute and on the advisory boards of the Institute of Economic Affairs (UK) and the Centre for Independent Studies (Australia). He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.