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Jayanthakumaran, Kankesu Dr.

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of Business
  • School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
  • Discipline: Economics

Overview


Dr Jayanthakumaran has a PhD, ‘Trade Liberalisation and Performance’, from the Development Project Planning Centre, University of Bradford, United Kingdom. He is a senior lecturer in the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance at the University of Wollongong.

His research has chiefly concentrated on 'trade facilitation and performance', an area in which he has published 34 peer-reviewed journal articles and six book chapters, edited three books as Principal Editor, and authored one: Industrialisation and Challenges in Asia, published in 2017.

His research leadership as a 'trade economist' is associated with an international influence that includes collaborative projects with International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank Institute, International Think Tank for Land-Locked Developing Countries and Smeru Research Institute.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Dr Jayanthakumaran's Research Interests are in addressing knowledge and statistical gaps in international trade facilitation on: inclusive growth; manufacturing; poverty reduction; food security; wage inequality; and emissions.

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • <p>To address trade logistics in Central Asia, Dr Kankesu Jayanthakumaran, Dr Nagesh Shukla and other collaborators (Mr Odbayar Erdenetsogt, International Think Tank for Land-Locked Developing Countries and Dr Tsolmon Tsagaach, National University of Mongolia) have initiated 'Trade Logistics, Export Diversification and Productivity: a scoping study in Mongolia' under the existing Memorandum of Understanding between University of Wollongong, International Think Tank for Land-Locked Developing Countries and National University of Mongolia.</p><p>As part of this project a book titled ‘The Trade Logistics in Resource-Cursed Land-Locked Asian Countries’ has been launched in 3<sup>rd</sup> floor Conference Hall, United Nations House, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on 4 July 2019. The contents of this book follow two elements which are new to this research area: (1) it combines land lockedness and resource curse and generates policy implications for 12 land-locked countries in Asia namely Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bhutan, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Mongolia and Nepal; and (2) it also shows there is a lack of consensus on how to diversify the economy in literature and therefore recommends methods of economic diversification in land-locked countries.</p><p>The editors of this book are Dr Kankesu Jayanthakumaran (Principal Editor), Dr Nagesh Shukla, Associate Professor Charles Harvie and Mr Odbayar Erdenetsogt. The Executive Director of the International Think Tank for Land-Locked Developing Countries Mr. Odbayar Erdenetsogt and the Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong, Dr Kankesu Jayanthakumaran delivered the opening speech. Academics from the University of Wollongong, Dr Kankesu Jayanthakumaran and Associate Professor Charles Harvie and academics from National University of Mongolia Dr Tsolmon Tsagaach and Dr Nomintsetseg Ulzii-Ochir introduced the book and their respective book chapters.</p>
  • <p>The recent demographic transitions and rural-urban structural transformations in Asia are extraordinary and full of complexities and this requires in-depth studies. This area of research requires a dynamic portrayal of inter-link between internal migration, urbanisation, and poverty. The challenge in Asia today is to identify the newly emerging urban disadvantaged and provide policies to assist them out of poverty.<br /><br />The project accommodated an international joint Asian Development Bank – University of Wollongong workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on November 5 - 7, 2014. Around 35 potential participants from all over the world contacted us with their original papers. The Asian Development Bank provided flight tickets and accommodation for the participants based on our recommendations. Of the fifteen papers chosen for the workshop, twelve quality papers that mainly focused on the experiences of Asian countries with 'Internal Migration, Urbanisation and Poverty' were finally selected for book chapters. <br /><br />This project allowed sustained association in collaboration with Chief Economist of Asian Development Bank and Director of Asian Development Bank Institute and the interim Director for International Think Tank for Land Locked Developing Countries. These relationships have generated consultancy work with international governance, an invitation to organise an international workshop in Cambodia, offers to be a book editor at the Asian Development Bank, invitations to speak, offers to undertake conference Chairs and discussants; continued collaboration as evidence of having an established reputation and acknowledged expertise with world renowned institutions.</p>

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Integrative trade and logistics in land-locked countries.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) and growth nexus and the transmission channels: A cross country analysis of middle income level countries of SAARC and ASEAN Wickramarachchi, Vipula
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Strengthening Mongolian National Capacity for Accession to APEC Davaatsedev, Narandalai
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Nepal's Exchange Rate Policy: The Way Forward Bhatta, Guna Raj

Teaching Overview


  • I have been a successful and innovative lecturer as I coordinate, teach, and tutor courses within the Economics, International Business, Accounting and Finance, and Arts and Business fields.  Since 2011, I have consolidated my teaching in two core subjects, one for `International Business' and the other for `Accounting and Finance', both of which have been delivered across campuses, semesters, and trimesters. As a reflective teacher, I have actively addressed student feedback to bring consistency across campuses and semesters by creating websites and online assessments in Moodle.

Keywords


  • International trade facilitation on: inclusive growth; manufacturing; poverty reduction; food security; wage inequality; and emissions.

Full Name


  • Dr. Kankesu Jayanthakumaran

Mailing Address


  • School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Dr Jayanthakumaran's Research Interests are in addressing knowledge and statistical gaps in international trade facilitation on: inclusive growth; manufacturing; poverty reduction; food security; wage inequality; and emissions.

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • <p>To address trade logistics in Central Asia, Dr Kankesu Jayanthakumaran, Dr Nagesh Shukla and other collaborators (Mr Odbayar Erdenetsogt, International Think Tank for Land-Locked Developing Countries and Dr Tsolmon Tsagaach, National University of Mongolia) have initiated 'Trade Logistics, Export Diversification and Productivity: a scoping study in Mongolia' under the existing Memorandum of Understanding between University of Wollongong, International Think Tank for Land-Locked Developing Countries and National University of Mongolia.</p><p>As part of this project a book titled ‘The Trade Logistics in Resource-Cursed Land-Locked Asian Countries’ has been launched in 3<sup>rd</sup> floor Conference Hall, United Nations House, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on 4 July 2019. The contents of this book follow two elements which are new to this research area: (1) it combines land lockedness and resource curse and generates policy implications for 12 land-locked countries in Asia namely Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bhutan, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Mongolia and Nepal; and (2) it also shows there is a lack of consensus on how to diversify the economy in literature and therefore recommends methods of economic diversification in land-locked countries.</p><p>The editors of this book are Dr Kankesu Jayanthakumaran (Principal Editor), Dr Nagesh Shukla, Associate Professor Charles Harvie and Mr Odbayar Erdenetsogt. The Executive Director of the International Think Tank for Land-Locked Developing Countries Mr. Odbayar Erdenetsogt and the Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong, Dr Kankesu Jayanthakumaran delivered the opening speech. Academics from the University of Wollongong, Dr Kankesu Jayanthakumaran and Associate Professor Charles Harvie and academics from National University of Mongolia Dr Tsolmon Tsagaach and Dr Nomintsetseg Ulzii-Ochir introduced the book and their respective book chapters.</p>
  • <p>The recent demographic transitions and rural-urban structural transformations in Asia are extraordinary and full of complexities and this requires in-depth studies. This area of research requires a dynamic portrayal of inter-link between internal migration, urbanisation, and poverty. The challenge in Asia today is to identify the newly emerging urban disadvantaged and provide policies to assist them out of poverty.<br /><br />The project accommodated an international joint Asian Development Bank – University of Wollongong workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on November 5 - 7, 2014. Around 35 potential participants from all over the world contacted us with their original papers. The Asian Development Bank provided flight tickets and accommodation for the participants based on our recommendations. Of the fifteen papers chosen for the workshop, twelve quality papers that mainly focused on the experiences of Asian countries with 'Internal Migration, Urbanisation and Poverty' were finally selected for book chapters. <br /><br />This project allowed sustained association in collaboration with Chief Economist of Asian Development Bank and Director of Asian Development Bank Institute and the interim Director for International Think Tank for Land Locked Developing Countries. These relationships have generated consultancy work with international governance, an invitation to organise an international workshop in Cambodia, offers to be a book editor at the Asian Development Bank, invitations to speak, offers to undertake conference Chairs and discussants; continued collaboration as evidence of having an established reputation and acknowledged expertise with world renowned institutions.</p>

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Integrative trade and logistics in land-locked countries.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) and growth nexus and the transmission channels: A cross country analysis of middle income level countries of SAARC and ASEAN Wickramarachchi, Vipula
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Strengthening Mongolian National Capacity for Accession to APEC Davaatsedev, Narandalai
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Nepal's Exchange Rate Policy: The Way Forward Bhatta, Guna Raj

Teaching Overview


  • I have been a successful and innovative lecturer as I coordinate, teach, and tutor courses within the Economics, International Business, Accounting and Finance, and Arts and Business fields.  Since 2011, I have consolidated my teaching in two core subjects, one for `International Business' and the other for `Accounting and Finance', both of which have been delivered across campuses, semesters, and trimesters. As a reflective teacher, I have actively addressed student feedback to bring consistency across campuses and semesters by creating websites and online assessments in Moodle.

Keywords


  • International trade facilitation on: inclusive growth; manufacturing; poverty reduction; food security; wage inequality; and emissions.

Full Name


  • Dr. Kankesu Jayanthakumaran

Mailing Address


  • School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


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