Sisira Jayasuriya is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and an Adjunct Professor at the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. He has held previous appointments at the Australian National University, La Trobe University, Melbourne University (where he was Director, Asian Economics Centre),and the International Rice Research Institute, Philippine. Professor Jayasuriya’s research covers a range of areas in policy-oriented development economics, and he has published extensively on trade, macroeconomics, food, agriculture and environmental issues of developing countries, with a primary focus on Asia. He has also been a consultant to major international agencies and several governments. He has a PhD in Economics from the Australian National University.