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Department of Agricultural Economics

Chatura B. Ariyaratne

Research Assistant ProfessorChatura Ariyaratne

331 I Waters Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785.532.3679
785.532.6925 | Fax
chatura@k-state.edu

 

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Research Interests and Experience

Chatura Ariyaratne’s research includes the effects of government payments, depreciation, and inflation on crop farm machinery and equipment investment behavior; policy implications of reduced availability of irrigation water and rising pumping costs due to groundwater depletion; the role of changing prices, technology, and climate on aquifer depletion, and the performance and impacts of different water management policies; factors associated with structural changes in farmer cooperatives; and risk, profitability, and efficiency in agricultural cooperatives under allocated and unallocated equity.

Areas of Emphasis

Production Economics
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Agricultural Cooperatives

Education

B.S., Agriculture (Hons.) University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1992
M.S., in Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 1997
Ph.D. in Economics, Kansas State University, 2001

Key Publications

Journals:
Ariyaratne, Chatura B., A. M. Featherstone, and Michael R. Langemeier. “What Determines Productivity Growth of Agricultural Cooperatives?” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 38, 1(April 2006):47-59.

Ariyaratne, Chatura B., A. M. Featherstone, M. R. Langemeier, and D. G. Barton. “Measuring X-Efficiency and Scale Efficiency for a Sample of Agricultural Cooperatives.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 29:2 (October 2000) 198.

Reports/Extension publications:
Ariyaratne, Chatura B., Lizzie Clark and Julian Morison. “Regional Economic Indicators: Southern Flinders Ranges Region.” Report No. 0526 (June 2006). Econsearch, SA, Australia.

Walker, G., R. Doble, B. Bryan, C. Johnstone, C. Pettit, C. Ariyaratne, J. Connor, N. Crossman, R. Evans, , J. Fawcett, D. King, K. McEwan, W. McIntyre, J. McNeill, T. Mech, M. Miles, M. Stenson, and E. Wang. Water for a Healthy Country: Lower Murray Landscape Futures (2006), CSIRO, Australia.

Doble, R., J. Conner, C. Ariyaratne, M. Miles et al. “River Murray Corridor Systems Model.” National Research Flagships. Water for a Healthy Country. Folio Number 2005/87988 (2005), CSIRO, Australia.

Darling, David L., Xiaolou Yang, and Chatura B. Ariyaratne. “The Roll of the Prairie Band Casino Business in the Area Economy: Jackson and Shawnee Counties in 1999.” Community Development Study Report # 199, Dep. of Agricultural Economics, KSU (2000).

Ariyaratne, Chatura B. and David L. Darling. “The 1998-99 Strength Index: A Measure of Economic Prosperity in Kansas Counties.” Community Development Study Report # 198, Dep. of Agricultural Economics, KSU (June 2000).

Ariyaratne, Chatura B. and D. L. Darling. “County Trade Pull Factors: FY 1997.” Community Development Study Report # 177, Dep. of Agricultural Economics, KSU (1997).

Ariyaratne, Chatura B. and David L. Darling. “FY 1995-96 Strength Index: A Measure of Economic Prosperity in Kansas Counties.” Community Development Study Report # 176, Dep. of Agric. Econ., KSU (1997).

Ariyaratne, Chatura B. and David L. Darling. “Socio-Economic Characteristics of City of Buhler, Kansas, 1997.” Community Development Study Report #170, Dep. of Agricultural Economics, KSU (1997).

Ariyaratne, Chatura B. and David Darling. “FY 1994-95 Strength Index: A Measure of Economic Prosperity in Kansas Counties.” Community Development Study Report # 146, Dep. of Agricultural Econ. KSU (1996).

Ariyaratne, Chatura B. and David L. Darling. “An Analysis of Monthly Retail Sales Tax Revenue Patterns in Jafferson County.” Community Development Study Report # 129, Dep. of Agric. Econ., KSU (1996).

Ariyaratne, Chatura B. and D. L. Darling. “City Pull Factors for FY 1995 and the Strength of Retail Trade in Kansas Communities.” Community Development Study Report # 118, Dep. of Agric. Economics, KSU (1996).

Ariyaratne, Chatura B. and David L. Darling. “County Trade Pull Factors: FY 1995.” Community Development Study Report # 114, Dep. of Agricultural Economics, KSU (1996).

Ariyaratne, Chatura B. and David L. Darling. “Retail Trade Potential: A Case Study for Hillsboro, Kansas.” Community Development Study Report # 110, Dep. of Agricultural Economics, KSU (1996).

Ariyaratne, Chatura B. and David L. Darling. “County Personal Income Multipliers and Their Components for Kansas.” Community Development Study Report # 103, Dep. of Agricultural Economics, KSU (1995).

Ariyaratne, Chatura B. and David L. Darling. “A Measure of Economic Prosperity in Kansas Counties.” Community Development Study Report # 100, Dep. of Agricultural Economics, KSU (1995).

Ariyaratne, Chatura B. and D. L. Darling. “Active/Passive Ratios of County Personal Income and Commuting Patterns across County Lines.” Community Development Study Report # 99, Dep. of Agricultural Economics, KSU (1995).

Ariyaratne, Chatura B. and David L. Darling. “County Trade Pull Factors: FY 1994, Kansas.” Community Development Study Report # 91, Dep. of Agricultural Economics, KSU (1995).