OG Dayaratna-Banda holds a PhD from the National University of Singapore, in addition to a BA (Honors) and an MPhil from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He is currently senior lecturer at the University of Peradeniya.

His research interests include empirical topics in economic growth and convergence, trade openness, free trade agreements, microfinance, institutions and growth, and informal sector. OG is the author of several articles published in a number of journals, including Sri Lanka Economic Journal and Social Science Review.

He joined CIGI as a Visiting Research Fellow in July 2006 under a joint arrangement with the University of Waterloo. Currently, he is involved with the BRICSAM project, one of the CIGI's main research initiatives.

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