Erandathie Pathiraja is a Research Economist at the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS) with research interests in the analysis of industries and markets, competitiveness and SMEs. She also serves as a member of the teaching panel of the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture at the University of Peradeniya.

Her recent research experience is in the application of economic models of industries to predict the impacts of changes in government policies and production technologies. She is also interested in the links between the competitive structure of markets and the distribution of the benefits of technical change along industry value chains.

Her previous engagements are as a senior agricultural economist and agricultural economist at the Coconut Research Institute of Sri Lanka, and as an agricultural economist working in research projects funded by the World Bank and the ADB. She has also served as the Secretary of the Sri Lanka Agricultural Economics Association.

Erandathie holds a BSc in Agriculture from the University of Peradeniya, an MPhil in Agricultural Economics from the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, and a PhD in Agricultural Economics from The University of Melbourne, Australia.