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Nishanthy Balasubramaniyam

M.Sc. Graduate in Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics with International Development Studies



At FARE -Applied Microeconomics for Agricultural Economists, Applied Quantitative Methods for Agricultural Economics,  Applied Policy Analysis, The Methodologies of Economics, Agriculture Trade Relations

At IDS - International Development Studies, Food Security Economics,  Development and Underdevelopment, Gender, Equity and Labour relations



At present, I am working on my dissertation which is about an empirical analysis of food consumption behaviour of Ontarians with their varying ethnic cohorts. In addition to that, I am working on the project on hedonic analysis of retail egg price in Canada by using panel data during the period of 2009 -2012. 




Nishanthy. B (2012). Willingness to pay for renewable energy by tea processing sector in Sri Lanka. Ninth South Asian Economics Students’ Meet in Nepal, December, 2012. 

 Weerahewa, J., Marambe, B., Punyawardena, B. V. R., Silva, P., Pushpakumara, G., & Nishanthy, B. (2013). Natural Disasters and Food Security:Effects of Extreme Climate Events on Agriculture Production in Sri Lanka. Food security conference in Monash University at March, Malaysia. Balasubramaniya, N. (2015) 

Nishanthy, B. (2015). Economic Analysis of impact of ethnicity on food consumption pattern in Ontario, Canada. Food for Health in Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Guelph, Canada, April, 2015.

Research Impact:

Consumer behaviour studies, Agriculture trade and Policy Analysis


B.Sc. Agricultural Technology and Management – 2012, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 

Featured Publications:

Nishanthy, B. (2013). Assessing trade-offs among biomass energy options in tea manufacturing sector using choice modeling. Peradeniya University Research Session (PURSE), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.