I'm an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Economics at the School of Economics, University of Sydney.

My research is on the broad areas of political economy, network empirics, institutions, conflict and development.
I'm passionate about using innovative data and tools to explore the world around us.



- Public Sentiment in Times of Terror  (Journal of Development Economics 162, Article No. 103058)   WP Version

- Diverting Domestic Turmoil  (Journal of Public Economics 208, Article No. 104608)   WP Version

Working papers

- Key Players in Economic Development  (Revise and Resubmit at Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization)
  (with Roland Hodler, Paul Raschky and Yves Zenou)

- Conflicts in Networks 
  (with Paul Raschky, Yves Zenou and Junjie Zhou)

Selected work-in-progress

- Quantifying Government Behaviour through Text Analysis

- Climate Change and Domestic Discontent

- Geography, History and the Persistence of Political Attitudes
 (with Paul Raschky and Miethy Zaman)

- Public Response to Resource Windfalls
 (with Kathryn Baragwanath)

Here is my CV

Applied Young Economist Webinar

I am the founder and co-organizer of the Applied Young Economist Webinar series, which provides a virtual platform for PhD students and PostDocs to share their work, receive feedback and connect with peers.

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Email: ashani.amarasinghe@sydney.edu.au
Office: 562 Social Sciences Building, Camperdown NSW 2050, Australia

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