Malathy Knight, PhD was a Research fellow at LIRNEasia. She is an Economist with extensive experience in Public Policy. Her specific areas of expertise include New Institutional Economics, telecommunications policy and regulation, privatization and public enterprise reform, competition policy, and regulatory governance. She has a PhD from the University of Manchester, U.K. with a dissertation on “Privatization, Competition and Regulatory Governance: A Case Study of Sri Lanka’s Telecommunications Sector” and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science (Double Major) with a Concentration in Public Policy from Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, USA.