Hello!

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.

Research

Publications

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

Working papers

- Public Sentiment in Times of Terror  (Revise and Resubmit at Journal of Development Economics)

- Conflicts in Spatial Networks  (Reject and Resubmit at Quantitative Economics)
  (with Paul Raschky, Yves Zenou and Junjie Zhou)

- Key Players in Economic Development  (Under review)
  (with Roland Hodler, Paul Raschky and Yves Zenou)


Selected work-in-progress

- Quantifying Government Behaviour through Text Analysis

- Perceived Racism and Labour Supply Decisions
 (with David Kreitmeir and Paul Raschky)

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

- The Diffusion of the Internet
 (with Klaus Ackermann, Simon Angus and Paul Raschky)

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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