Aims and Scope:

This journal publishes original contributions (original research, reviews, mini-reviews, perspectives and spotlights) related to applied economics, mainly related to applications of microeconomics to understand economics of production, consumption, marketing and business. The journal accepts important research articles from all over the world. Primary criteria for selecting papers are quality and importance for the field. Applied Economics & Business is published by the Department of Agribusiness Management of the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka and is published twice a year, June and December and covers a wide range of disciplines, including, but not limited to:


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Consumer Preference and Price Behavior Analysis for Selected Rice Varieties in Sri Lanka
Kuruppu. I.V.

Obstacles for the Growth and Development of Small and Medium Enterprises in Sri Lanka: Case of North Western Province
Kuluppuarachchi M.K.*, Athauda A.M.T.P. and Wijeywardane H.M.S.L.

An Investigation into the Dynamic Nature of Food Security Using Markov Switching Models
Kodithuwakku A.N.* and Edirisinghe J.C.

Economic Valuation of Urban Coastal Ecosystem Services and Scenic Beauty
Ranjan K.R.H.M.*, Guruge T.P.S.R. and Jayasinghe-Mudalige U.K.

Factors Influencing the Business Success of MSMEs in Sri Lanka: The Empirical Evidence from Kurunegala District
Madhushani R.D.T.D.*, Athauda A.M.T.P. and Wijeywardene H.M.S.L.

An Index Based Approach to Assess the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises: A Case from 32 Asian Countries
Aloysius N.M.*, Abeynayake N.R. and Wijeywardene H.M.S.L.