Dr. Albert Wijeweera
Dr. albert wijeweera Associate Professor Humanities And Social Sciences

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albert.wijeweera@ku.ac.ae 971 2 312 3454


Dr. Albert Wijeweera is an Associate Professor of Economics and Associate-Chair of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences at Khalifa University. He also holds an Adjunct Associate Professor position in the Southern Cross Business School at Southern Cross University, Australia. His career includes positions with the University of New England-Australia, Petroleum Institute-Abu Dhabi, and the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Dr. Wijeweera has extensive experience in applied econometrics research. His publications have appeared in Applied Economics, PLOS ONE, Economics Analysis and Policy, Applied Financial Economics, Journal of Developing Areas, Applied Economics Letters, and Defense and Peace Economics. His principal research interest is in International Trade, International Finance, and Time Series Econometrics.


Dr Wijeweera has won many academic awards, including a prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award from the US Educational Foundation, P.D. Khan gold medal for Economics from the University of Peradeniya,  Premium for Academic Excellence from Iowa State University, Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the University of Western Illinois University, Best Professor in Economics Award, and Research Scholarship Award from the Petroleum Institute.

  • PhD in Economics ( University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
  • MSc.in Quantitative Finance ( University of London)

  • Econometrics (BUSS339)
  • Econometrics (BUSS339)
  • Introduction to Economics (BUSS150)
  • Probability and Statistical Inference (MATH244)
  • Business Forecasting (BUSS205)
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics ( MATH242)

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Selected Journal Articles

  1. Richards, S.E., Wijeweera, C., & Wijeweera, A. (2022), Lifestyle and socioeconomic determinants of diabetes: Evidence from country-level data, Plos One 17 (7)
  2. Wijeweera, A. (2022), The Impacts of Terrorist Events on Stock Market Volatility, The Journal of Developing Areas 56 (1), 143-155.
  3. Wijeweera, A., Rampling, P., & Eddie, I. (2022), Executive remuneration and firm financial performance: lessons from listed companies in Australia and implications for their APEC counterparts, Asia Pacific Business Review 28 (2), 260-272.
  4. Manwa, F., Wijeweera, A., & Kortt, M. (2019). Trade and Growth in SACU Countries: A Panel Data Analysis, Economics Analysis and Policy, 63, 107-118.
  5. Sinnewe, E., Harrison, J. L., Wijeweera, A., (2017). Future Cash Flow Predictability of Non-IFRS Earnings: Australian Evidence Australian Accounting Review, 27(2), 118-128.
  6. Manwa, F., Wijeweera, A. (2016). Trade liberalization and economic growth link: The case of Southern African Custom Union countries, Economics Analysis and Policy, 51, 12-21.
  7. Webb, M.J., Wijeweera, A. (2015). Using state election results to predict the fortunes of national parties in federal polls in India, South Asia Research, 35(2), 235-256.
  8. Wijeweera, A., To, H., & Charles M. (2014). An Empirical Analysis of Australian Freight Rail Demand, Economic Analysis and Policy, 44(1), 21-29.
  9. Wijeweera, A., To, H., Charles, M., & K. Sloan, (2014). A time series analysis of passenger rail demand in major Australian cities, Economic Analysis and Policy, 44(3), 301-309.
  10. Wijeweera, A., & Dollery, B. (2013). J-Curve disparity between the goods sector and the services sector: Evidence from Australia, Applied Economics Letters, 20, 452-456.
  11. Wijeweera, A., & Webb, M.J. (2013). Military spending and economic growth and in South Asia: A Reply, Defense and Peace Economics, 24(2), 179-181.
  12. Wijeweera, A., & Charles, M. (2013). Determinants of Passenger rail demand in Melbourne. Economic Analysis and Policy, 43 (3), 249-264.
  13. Wijeweera, A., & Webb, M.J. (2012). Using the Feder-Ram and Military Keynesian Models to Examine the Link between Defense Spending and Economic Growth in Sri Lanka, Defense and Peace Economics, 23(3),303-311.
  14. Webb. M., & Wijeweera, A. (2012). Correlations in Party Performance in State Legislative Assembly and Subsequent Parliamentary Elections in India 1980-2009, Journal of South Asia Studies, 35(3), 546-569.
  15. Wijeweera, A., & Webb M.J. (2011). Military spending and economic growth in South Asia: A panel data analysis, Defense and Peace Economics, 22(5), 545-554.
  16. Wijeweera, A., & Webb, M. J. (2010). A Peace Dividend for Sri Lanka: The Case for a Return to Prosperity Following the End of Hostilities, Global Economy Journal, 10(2) 90-99.
  17.  Wijeweera, A., Villano, R., & Dollery, B. (2010). Economic Growth and FDI Inflows: A Stochastic Frontier Analysis. The Journal of Developing Areas, 43 (2), 143-158.
  18. Wijeweera, A., Dollery, B., &. Clark, D. (2007) corporate tax rates and FDI in the United States, Applied Economics, 39(1), 109-117.
  19.  Wijeweera, A., & Webb, M.J., (2009 -December). Military Spending and Economic Growth in Sri Lanka: A Time Series Analysis, Defense and Peace Economics, 20, 499-508.
  20.  Akimov, A., Wijeweera, A., & Dollery, B. (2009). Financial development and economic growth: Evidence from countries in transition, Applied Financial Economics, 19(12), 1-10.