Dr. Albert Wijeweera
Dr. albert wijeweera Associate Professor Management Science And Engineering

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


Dr. Albert Wijeweera holds the position of Associate Professor in the department of Management Science and Engineering at Khalifa University. He earned his PhD in economics from the University of Tennessee, an MSc in quantitative finance from the University of London, and a BA (hons) degree in economics from the University of Peradeniya. Throughout his career, Dr. Wijeweera has held significant roles at institutions such as the University of New England, Southern Cross University, Petroleum Institute, and the University of Peradeniya.

Dr. Wijeweera is highly experienced in the area of applied econometrics research. His recent scholarly works have been featured in journals including PLOS ONE, Applied Ergonomics, Economics Analysis and Policy, Journal of Developing Areas, and Defense and Peace Economics. His primary research focus revolves around International Trade, International Finance, and Time Series Econometrics.

Dr. Wijeweera  have earned numerous prestigious awards, such as the Fulbright Scholar Award from the US Educational Foundation, the P.D. Khan gold medal for Economics from the University of Peradeniya, the Premium for Academic Excellence from Iowa State University, the Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the University of Western Illinois University, the Best Professor in Economics Award, and the 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.