Herath Gunatilake obtained his Ph.D in Resource Economics from the University of Hawaii and served as Professor and the Head, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka before joining the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He has published widely on various subjects on agricultural, natural resources, forestry, energy and environmental economics. His recent publications are on private sector participation in infrastructure provisions, assessing and unbundling demand for water and electricity, energy trade and regional cooperation and economics of biofuels. As the former Director of the Environment and Safeguards Division in the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department of ADB, he provided oversight on environment and social safeguards on ADB projects.

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