Latest Edition of Talking Economics Digest reflects on the 25 Year Journey of IPS!

The 11th Edition of the Talking Economics Digest features the theme “IPS, 25 Years On…”, reflecting the Institute’s journey of over two decades.


The Institute which was set up to provide independent economic research for policy makers has not only established itself as the foremost think tank in the country but has garnered recognition in the region for its high quality research. The Institute has now set itself the vision to increase its visibility and influence globally in the future.  IPS  has expanded as an organization in terms of staff, research and activities over time whilst becoming financially independent. Read the candid interview with Dr. Saman Kelegama, the Executive Director of the Institute, to find more about the Institute’s journey from its inception to present and its plans for the future.


The articles in this Digest are a compilation of articles published over the last six months of 2015, which reflects the broad 6 themes in economic research which the Institute has built up over time and currently focuses on.  You can also find out more on the 2015 edition of our Flagship Publication, Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2015, under the theme ‘Economic Reforms: Political Economy and Institutional Challenges’.


Like in previous issues, this Digest also contains the Diary of Events of the Institute, information on IPS’ Latest Publications, Fun Facts, and a Crossword Puzzle. This time we are giving away 3 prizes for lucky readers who complete the puzzle and send in the right answers to the clues based on the articles in the Digest.


Hope you enjoy this Digest and we looked forward to hearing from you!


From the Editorial of 10th Edition of the IPS  Talking Economics Digest


The ‘Talking Economics Digest’,  published bi-annually, is a compilation of articles featured on this blog within a 6 month time period, together with new articles and special feature segments. As we distribute only a limited number of printed copies of the Digest, we present here the latest e-version of it for you. You can also find out more details on the IPS Website

Read it online via Scribd below or download it as a PDF.


IPS Talking Economics Digest: July – December 2015 by IPS Sri Lanka on Scribd