Special Features and Interviews

More IPS Research Made Available For Free Download: SOE 2011 and 2012 Policy Briefs

We are pleased to announce that the Policy Briefs of the 2011 and 2012 editions of the IPS annual flagship publication ‘Sri Lanka: State of the Economy’ (SOE) are available for free download. Now you can easily read online or download the e-version of these publications, which were earlier available only in print version, for sale at the IPS and leading bookstores. Together, with our earlier release of Policy Briefs from 2005-2010, the IPS has made available close to 500 pages of economic analysis, policy discussion and insightful commentary for free download and sharing.


Interview with Dr. Saman Kelegama on Economic Outlook for 2014 in the Global Economy and Sri Lanka

The Talking Economics Editorial Team met with Dr. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director of the IPS, to get his views on the outlook for 2014 for the global economy and for Sri Lanka. We reproduce the interview here…

Latest Talking Economics Digest Now Online! – ‘Getting Smart About What We Eat and How We Grow It’

The latest edition of the Talking Economics Digest is now online! We have finished all our print copies, but you can easily read or download an electronic version here. This latest edition discusses issues of food safety and also organic agriculture, among many other areas.

TE Digest Editorial – ‘What’s In Our Food?’

The ongoing crisis with imported milk products has made one thing clear – all of us need to pay closer attention to what is in the food we consume and take a greater interest in how it is sourced and produced. Globally, consumers are becoming more discerning – they are getting a lot smarter at identifying produce that is good for their health and places a lower burden on the environment. ‘Eating local’ and ‘going organic’ are no longer just buzzwords. The question of “what’s in our food?” is intrinsically linked to another question – “how do we grow what we eat?”…

Latest ‘Talking Economics Digest’ Innovation Special Issue Released!

Driving innovation in Sri Lanka is now increasingly being recognized as a key determinant of the country’s long term growth prospects. Everyone from private sector leaders to government policy planners are keen to understand how the power of innovation can be ignited to drive enterprise profitability and drive faster and inclusive growth nationally. We decided to tackle this issue in the latest version of the IPS Talking Economics Digest through an ‘Innovation Special Issue’.