Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Ruhuna

Department of Economics

The Department of Economics provides curricula to promote competent human resources with knowledge, skills and attitudes which help students to become productive and informed citizens. Economics deals with issues arising from the conflicts between human demand for goods and services and the limited supply of resources to satisfy these demands.

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Seminar for Advanced Level Economics students

A seminar was organized by the students of the Department of Economics, University of Ruhuna on July 11, 2017 at the Akuressa Maha Vidyalaya to expand the knowledge of the Advanced Level Economics students and to discuss the issues of the Advanced Level Economics syllabus. Many academic staff members of the Department of Economics contributed to this event.

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Department of Economics
University of Ruhuna
Matara
Sri Lanka

Tel : +94 412222681/82 Ext: 3202
Fax : +94 412227010
Email : economics@hss.ruh.ac.lk

Head's Message

The Department of Economics is one of the eight departments within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of University of Ruhuna which was established in 1978 to offer an integrated range of undergraduate and graduate educational programmes. It provides an excellent academic environment for the pursuit of study programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The Department of Economics intends to maintain high standards in teaching and transmission of knowledge and research skills. It offers a range of courses and ensures students receive a high quality degree and employability in both public and private sectors.

Currently the Department of Economics conducts degree programmes under two subjects, Economics and Social Statistics. Existing teaching strength of the academic staff spreads across broad areas. The department provides various facilities to students such as support services, modern computer facilities and department library access.

Course Units

Special General
1000 Level
1st Semester
ECN 11513 Basic Microeconomic Theory ECN 11513 Basic Microeconomic Theory
SUP 11513 Basic Mathematics SUP 11513 Basic Mathematics
1000 Level
2nd Semester
ECN 12513 Basic Macroeconomic Theory ECN 12513 Basic Macroeconomic Theory
2000 Level
1st Semester
ECN 21613 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory ECN 21513 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
ECN 21623 History of Economic Development ECN 21523 History of Economic Development
ECN 21633 Mathematics for Economics ECN 21533 Economic Statistics
ECN 21643 Economic Statistics
ECN 21653 Money, Banking and Finance
2000 Level
2nd Semester
ECN 22613 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory ECN 22513 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
ECN 22623 History of Economic Thought
ECN 22633 Basic Econometrics
ECN 22643 Probability and Statistic Inference
ECN 22653 Finance Theory
3000 Level
1st Semester
ECN 31613 Development Economics ECN 31513 Development Economics
ECN 31623 Public Sector Economics ECN 31523 Public Sector Economics
ECN 31633 International Trade and Finance ECN 31533 International Trade and Finance
ECN 31623 Public Sector Economics
ECN 31633 International Trade and Finance
ECN 31643 Computer Applications for Data Processing and Analysis I
ECN 31653 Micro Finance and Rural Money Market
3000 Level
2nd Semester
ECN 32613 Sri Lankan Economy ECN 32513 Sri Lankan Economy
ECN 32623 Research Methodology
ECN 32633 Applied Econometrics I
ECN 32643 Environmental and Energy Economics
ECN 32653 Accounting
4000 Level
1st Semester
ECN 41613 Advance Economic Theory
ECN 41623 Applied Econometrics II
ECN 41633 Project Management
ECN 41643 Research Proposal
ECN 41653 Time Series Econometrics
ECN 41663 Financial Economics
4000 Level
2nd Semester
ECN 42613 Development Finance
ECN 42623 Natural Resources and Environmental Management
ECN 42633 Business Communication
ECN 42643 Independent Dissertation
ECN 42653 Computer Applications for Data Processing and Analysis II
ECN 42663 Internship
Special General
1000 Level
1st Semester
STS 11513 Basic Statistical Methods STS 11513 Basic Statistical Methods
1000 Level
2nd Semester
STS 12513 Probability Principles STS 12513 Probability Principles
2000 Level
1st Semester
STS 21613 Distribution Theory STS 21513 Distribution Theory
STS 21623 Intermediate Mathematics STS 21523 Intermediate Mathematics
STS 21633 Operational Research STS 21533 Mathematics for Economics
STS 21643 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
STS 21653 Mathematics for Economics
2000 Level
2nd Semester
STS 22613 Statistical Inference STS 22513 Statistical Inference
STS 22623 Basic Econometrics
STS 22633 Demographic Techniques
STS 22643 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
STS 22653 Finance Theory
3000 Level
1st Semester
STS 31613 Applied Regression Analysis STS 31513 Applied Regression Analysis
STS 31623 Computer Applications for Data Processing and Analysis I ECN 31523 Computer Applications for Data Processing and Analysis
STS 31633 Advanced Mathematics for Statistics STS 31533 Financial Mathematics
STS 31643 Financial Mathematics
STS 31653 Micro Finance and Rural Money Market
3000 Level
2nd Semester
STS 32613 Survey Sampling and Sampling Techniques STS 32513 Survey Sampling and Sampling Techniques
STS 32623 Research Methodology
STS 32633 Exploratory Data Analysis
STS 32643 Accounting
STS 32653 Applied Econometrics I
4000 Level
1st Semester
STS 41613 Time Series Analysis
STS 41623 Experimental Designs
STS 41633 Project Management
STS 41643 Research Proposal
STS 41653 Multivariate Analysis
STS 41663 Applied Econometrics II
4000 Level
2nd Semester
STS 42613 Non-parametric and Categorical Data Analysis
STS 42623 Statistical Quality Control
STS 42633 Computer Applications for Data Processing and Analysis II
STS 42643 Independent Dissertation
STS 42653 R for Applied Statistics
STS 42663 Internship