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

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Welcome to the web page of the Department of Economics of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna. The Department of Economics strives to provide an excellent learning experience for undergraduate and postgraduate students and to conduct high quality research in Economics. It offers a range of courses and ensures producing a high quality graduates who are well suited for both public and private sectors.

The Department of Economics currently offers two degree programmes, Economics and Social Statistics in both Sinhala and English media. We have nationally and internationally experienced and well qualified academic staffs comprising four PhDs. The students are privileged to enjoy an excellent learning environment with comfortable lecture rooms, a library and a computer lab.

Course Units

Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) Degree Programme in Economics
Course Code & Name Status (Core /Optional) Credit Value
1000 Level

1st Semester
ECN11613Basic Microeconomic Theory Core 03
ELG11612 Elements of English Grammar Core 02
ITS11613 Computer Literacy & Basic ICT Skills Core 03
SES11612 Ethics, Values and Vision of Life Core 02

2nd Semester
ECN12613 Basic Macroeconomic Theory Core 03
ELG12612 Reading Skills Core 02
ITS12612 Essential Skills in Digital Presentation Core 02
SLG12612 Sinhala Writing Skills Core 02
2000 Level

1st Semester
ECN21613 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory Core 03
ECN21623 History of Economic Development Core 03
ECN21633 Mathematics for Economics Core 03
ECN21643 Economic Statistics Optional 03
ECN21653 Money, Banking and Finance
ECN21663 Tourism Economics
MNS21613 Mathematical and Numerical Skills Core 03
TLG21613 Basic Tamil Core 03

2nd Semester
ECN22613 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory Core 03
ECN22623 Basic Econometrics Core 03
ECN22633 History of Economic Thought Core 03
ECN22643 Monetary Theory Optional 03
ECN22653 Industrial Economics and policy
SES22613 Information Literacy and Scientific Communication Skills Core 03
SES22611 Socio-Emotional Skills Core 01
3000 Level

1st Semester
ECN31613 Development Economics & Planning Core 03
ECN31623 International Trade & Finance Core 03
ECN31633 Project Management Core 03
ECN31643 Computer Application for Data Processing & Analysis Optional 03
ECN31653 Transport Economics
ECN31663 Microfinance & Rural Credit Market
CSE31612 Philosophy of knowledge and Research Core 02
ELG31613 Academic Writing Skills Core 03

2nd Semester
ECN32613 Public Sector Economics Core 03
ECN32623 Intermediate Econometrics Core 03
ECN32633 Research Methodology Core 03
ECN32643 Natural Resources & Environmental Management Optional 03
ECN32653 Accountancy
ECN32663 Financial Economics
HRM32613 Human Resource Management Core 03
ELG32612 Business English Core 02
4000 Level

1st Semester
ECN41613 Applied Economics Core 03
ECN41633 Advanced Economic Theory Core 03
ECN41663 Advanced Econometrics Core 03
ECN41653 Environmental & Energy Economics Optional 03
ECN41643 Marine Resource Economics/Maritime Economics
ECN41623 Development Finance
ITS41612 Information and Communication Technology for Personal and Office Usage Core 02
ELG41612 Public Speaking Core 02
SES41611 Soft Skills and Personality Development Core 01
SES41632 Critical and creative thinking Core 02

2nd Semester
ECN42619 Dissertation Core 09
ECN42623 Internship Optional 03
ECN42633 Statistical Computing with a programming Language
Course Modules Offered for Bachelor of Arts Degree Programme
Course Code & Name Status (Core /Optional) Credit Value
1000 Level
1st Semester ECN11513 Basic Microeconomic Theory Core 03
2nd Semester ECN12513 Basic Macroeconomic Theory Core 03
2000 Level
1st Semester ECN21513 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory Core 03
ECN21543 Economic Statistics Optional 03
ECN21553 Money, Banking and Finance
2nd Semester ECN22513 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory Core 03
ECN22523 Basic Econometrics Optional 03
ECN22553 Industrial Economics and policy
3000 Level
1st Semester ECN31513 Development Economics & Planning Core 03
ECN31523 International Trade & Finance Optional 03
ECN31543 Computer Application for Data Processing & Analysis
2nd Semester ECN32513 Public Sector Economics Core 03
ECN32543 Natural Resources & Environmental Management Optional 03
ECN32563 Financial Economics
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
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) Degree Programme in Social Statistics
Course Code & Name Status (Core /Optional) Credit Value
1000 Level

1st Semester
STS11613 Basic Statistical Methods Core 03
ELG11612 Elements of English Grammar Core 02
ITS11613 Computer Literacy & Basic ICT Skills Core 03
SES11612 Ethics, Values and Vision of Life Core 02

2nd Semester
STS12613 Elementary Applied Statistics Core 03
ELG12612 Reading Skills Core 02
ITS12612 Essential Skills in Digital Presentation Core 02
SLG12612 Sinhala Writing Skills Core 02
2000 Level

1st Semester
STS21613 Distribution Theory Core 03
STS21623 Intermediate Mathematics for Social Statistics Core 03
STS21633 Demographic Techniques Core 03
STS21643 Quantitative Techniques for Decision Making Optional 03
STS21653 Tourism Economics (Same as ECN21663)
MNS21613 Mathematical and Numerical Skills Core 03
TLG21613 Basic Tamil Core 03

2nd Semester
STS22613 Inferential Statistics Core 03
STS22623 Basic Econometrics (Same as ECN22623) Core 03
STS22633 Experimental Design Core 03
STS22643 Qualitative Research Methods for Social Sciences Optional 03
STS22653 Industrial Economics and Policy (Same as ECN22653)
STS22663 Financial Mathematics
SES22613 Information Literacy and Scientific Communication Skills Core 03
SES22611 Socio-Emotional Skills Core 01
3000 Level

1st Semester
STS31613 Applied Regression Analysis Core 03
STS31623 Computer Applications for Data Processing & Analysis Core 03
STS31633 Advanced Mathematics for Social Statistics Core 03
STS31643 Project Management (Same as ECN31633) Optional 03
STS31653 Microfinance & Rural Credit Market (Same as ECN31663)
STS31663 Transport Economics (Same as ECN31653)
CSE31612 Philosophy of knowledge and Research Core 02
ELG31613 Academic Writing Skills Core 03

2nd Semester
STS32613 Survey Techniques and Sampling Methods Core 03
STS32623 Applied Econometrics I (Same as ECN32623) Core 03
STS32633 Nonparametric Statistical Methods Core 03
STS32643 Categorical Data Analysis Optional 03
STS32653 Accountancy (Same as ECN32653)
STS32663 Financial Economics (Same as ECN32663)
HRM32613 Human Resource Management Core 03
ELG32612 Business English Core 02
4000 Level

1st Semester
STS41613 Time Series Analysis Core 03
STS41623 Structural Equation Models Core 03
STS41633 Research Methodology (Same as ECN41613) Core 03
STS41643 Statistical Quality Control Optional 03
STS41653 Applied Econometrics II (Same as ECN41663)
ITS41612 Information and Communication Technology for Personal and Office Usage Core 02
ELG41612 Public Speaking Core 02
SES41611 Soft Skills and Personality Development Core 01
SES41632 Critical and creative thinking Core 02

2nd Semester
STS42619 Dissertation Core 09
STS42623 Internship Optional 03
STS42633 Statistical Computing with a programming Language
Course Modules Offered for Bachelor of Arts Degree Programme
Course Code & Name Status (Core /Optional) Credit Value
1000 Level
1st Semester STS11513 Basic Statistical Methods Core 03
2nd Semester STS12513 Elementary Applied Statistics Core 03
2000 Level
1st Semester STS21513 Distribution Theory Core 03
STS21523 Intermediate Mathematics for Social Statistics Optional 03
STS21533 Demographic Techniques
STS2154 Quantitative Techniques for Decision Making
2nd Semester STS22513 Inferential Statistics Core 03
STS22523 Qualitative Research Methods for Social Sciences (Same as STS22643) Optional 03
STS22533 Financial Mathematics (Same as STS22663)
3000 Level
1st Semester STS31513 Applied Regression Analysis Core 03
STS31523 Computer Applications for Data Processing & Analysis Optional 03
2nd Semester STS32513 Survey Techniques and Sampling Methods Core 03
STS32523 Categorical Data Analysis (Same as STS32643) Optional 03
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