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DE MEL, SURESH
VISITING ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT of ECONOMICS
National University of Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260

       
Appointment: VISITING ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Office: AS2/06-19
Email: ecsdmsjs@nus.edu.sg
Tel: 6601 3088
Fax: 6775 2646
Homepage: http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/ecsdmsjs/
  
 
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Brief Introduction Top

I am a Visiting Faculty member for 2013/14 Semester 2 at NUS. I am currently on leave from the Dept of Economics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.


Teaching Areas Top

Development Economics


Research Interests Top

Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Field Experiments, Small Scale Enterprises


Publications Top

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

  • "Who are the Microenterprise Owners? Evidence from Sri Lanka on Tokman vs de Soto" (with David McKenzie and Chris Woodruff). In International Differences in Entreprenuership, Josh Lerner and Antoinette Schoar (eds). National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and University of Chicago Press, 2010.

ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

  • "Business Training and Female Enterprise Start-up, Growth and Dynamics: Experimental Evidence from Sri Lanka" (with David McKenzie and Chris Woodruff). forthcoming in Journal of Development Economics, 2014.
  • "Deposit Collecting: Unbundling the Role of Frequency, Salience, and Habit Formation in Generating Savings" (with Craig McIntosh and Chris Woodruff). American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, Vol. 103, No. 3, May 2013, pp. 387-392.
  • "The Demand for, and Consequences of, Formalization among Informal Firms in Sri Lanka" (with David McKenzie and Chris Woodruff). American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2013, pp. 122-150.
  • "Enterprise Recovery following Natural Disasters" (with David McKenzie and Chris Woodruff). Economic Journal, Vol. 122, No. 559, March 2012, pp. 64-91.
  • "One-Time Transfers of Cash or Capital have Long-Lasting Effects on Microenterprises in Sri Lanka" (with David McKenzie and Chris Woodruff). Science, Vol. 335, No. 6071, Feb 2012, pp. 962-966.
  • "Getting Credit to High Return Microentrepreneurs: The Results of an Information Intervention" (with David McKenzie and Chris Woodruff). World Bank Economic Review, Vol. 25, No. 3, 2011, pp. 456-485.
  • "Wage Subsidies for Microenterprises" (with David McKenzie and Chris Woodruff). American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, Vol. 100, No. 2, May 2010, pp. 614-618.
  • "Are Women more Credit Constrained?: Experimental Evidence on Gender and Microenterprise Returns" (with David McKenzie and Chris Woodruff). American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Vol. 1, No. 3 July 2009, pp. 1-32.
  • "Measuring Microenterprise Profits: Don't ask how the sausage is made" (with David McKenzie and Chris Woodruff). Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 88, Issue 1, Jan 2009, pp. 19-31.
  • "Returns to Capital in Microenterprises: Evidence from a Field Experiment" (with David McKenzie and Chris Woodruff). Quarterly Journal of Economics Vol. 123, No. 4, Nov 2008, pp. 1329-1372.
  • "Mental Health Recovery and Economic Recovery after the tsunami: High Frequency longitudinal evidence from Sri Lankan small business owners" (with David McKenzie and Chris Woodruff). Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 66, No. 3, Feb 2008, pp. 582-595.
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