Dr. Albert Wijeweera

Dr. Albert Wijeweera

Dr. Albert Wijeweera is associate professor of economics at KU. He also currently maintains an adjunct position as associate professor at Southern Cross University, Australia.  Dr. Wijeweera’s career has also included academic positions at the University of New England in Australia and at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

  • PhD (Economics) – University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • MSc (Quantitative Finance) – University of London
  • MA (Economics) – Western Illinois University
  • BA (Economics)-University of Peradeniya
  • H&SS345 Business Forecasting
  • MATH213 Probability and Statistics for Engineers
  • H&SS375 Money, Banking, and Financial Markets
  • BUSS 201 Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance
  • H&SS350 Economics
  • HUMA150 Introduction to Economics

Dr. Wijeweera has a wealth of experience in conducting applied econometric research. He has published in several highly-respected journals including Applied Economics, Applied Financial Economics, The Global Economy Journal, The Journal of Developing Areas, Applied Economics Letters, and Defense and Peace Economics. His principal area of research is in the field of international finance and time series econometrics.

Dr. Wijeweera has supervised 10 PhD and DBA completions across two Australian universities. The postgraduate students he supervised currently hold eminent positions – including tenured academic positions – in Australia, and overseas.

Dr. Wijeweera has won a number of academic awards, including a prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award from the US Educational Foundation, and CAS Research Award from the Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi.

  • A. Wijeweera, R. Villano, & B. Dollery, “Economic Growth and FDI Inflows: A Stochastic Frontier Analysis” The Journal of Developing Areas, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 143-158, 2010.
  • A. Wijeweera, B. Dollery &. D. Clark, “Corporate tax rates and FDI in the United States”, Applied Economics, vol. 54, no. 1, pp.109-117, 2007.
  • A. Wijeweera & M. Charles, “Determinants of Passenger rail demand in Melbourne.” Economic Analysis and Policy, Vol. 43 (3), pp. 249-264, 2013
  • A. Wijeweera, M. J. Webb, “Military Spending and Economic Growth in Sri Lanka: A Time Series Analysis,” Defense and Peace Economics, vol. 20, pp.499-508, December 2009.
  • A. Wijeweera & B. Dollery, “J-Curve disparity between the goods sector and the services sector: Evidence from Australia.” Applied Economics Letters, vol. 20, pp. 452-456, 2013.

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