Economics for the practitioner
ETIS Lanka offers economic training programs and information services that are designed to aid business and investment decision makers. By using a business-cycle approach, we provide a better understanding of economic- and financial market developments.
Why choose our courses ?
Our courses are unlike other economics courses. We adopt a practical approach to analysing economic information specifically for the purpose of business and investment decision-making. Our framework is unique in that it places the Sri Lankan economy in the context of the global economy based on a business-cycle understanding of both economies.
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ETIS Lanka (Pvt) Ltd is an independent body that provides economic training and information services to the Sri Lankan business community. The company was established in 2019, in response to the perceived need for more sophisticated economic data and information by business leaders and managers that are attempting to come to grips with the major structural changes in the global and Sri Lankan economies.
Shamani is a senior project management consultant with over 18 years in managing and implementing systems across companies. Her experience in this field covers account and project management, process documentation, preparation of RFPs and managing teams.
Bram has worked as an investment analyst for almost 10 years; studying- and trading in global equity, currency, commodity, and bond markets. He has furthermore done extensive research in the areas of the global economy and industrial development.
Howard has over 40 years of experience teaching economics and financial markets in universities and business schools around the world, including in the Netherlands, China, Vietnam and Sri Lanka; while developing the alternative economics for business that serves as the foundation for KE’s activities.
We offer an alternative economics to that taught in most universities, one that has a more practical approach for those that require economic inputs into their business and investment decision-making.
Our executive training programs make use of data on real-world developments in the Sri Lankan and global economies.
The course aims to equip participants with an alternative, more real-world, economics training than that provided by most Universities. This will be done in the context of a demystification of the economics taught in higher education, and an unpacking of what are perceived to be problems with the standard economics texts used in the teaching of economics courses from secondary school onwards.
The course aims to provide participants with a more real-world understanding of financial markets in general, and the Sri Lankan financial markets in particular. Considerable emphasis is placed on current debates focusing on the emergence of digital currencies, the changing nature of wholesale money markets, the development of non-bank electronic payments mechanisms, the changing objectives of central banks and the monetary policy instruments they are using, and the emergence of new global payments systems that are seeking to by-pass the US dollar.
The aim of the course is to aid business executives understand the global and Sri Lankan economies, and our reports on these (see below for more on reports) by providing an insight into our views on the economic foundations for understanding these economies and trends in them. Particular attention is paid to the foundations for our explanation of actual and forecast trends in the global and Sri Lankan economies for business (and investment) decision-making.
We monitor developments in the global and Sri Lankan economies, and their implications for the major asset classes. Our monthly reports contain updates on several key variables and our forecasts on these, while our workshops are an opportunity for participants to dive into our findings and recent developments.