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Nawalage S. Cooray

    Graduate School of International Relations Professor
Last Updated :2021/10/14

Researcher Information

Affiliation

    Graduate School of International Relations Professor

Degree

  • Ph.D. in Economics(University of Nagoya)

J-Global ID

Profile

  • Dr. N. S. Cooray is a Professor of Economics at International University of Japan (IUJ). He was former Director of International Peace Studies Program of IUJ. Before joining IUJ, he was a Research Associate and co-ordinated projects on Sustainable Development Framework for Indonesia and Eco-system Frameworks for Small Island States at the United Nations University/Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU/IAS). He was a UN Researcher at the United National Centre for Regional Development before joining the UNU/IAS. He has worked in Sri Lanka as a Teacher, a Lecturer and a Wharf Manager at the Co-operative Wholesale Establishment (CWE). He holds a BA (honours), Diploma in Economic Development, MA and Ph.D., all in economics. His publications include many referred articles, several book chapters and several edited volumes. Research interests include sustainable development related issues, international political economy, peace and development, macroeconomic policy, and econometric modelling and forecasting.


    He is currently the founding President of the Association of Sri Lankan Academics in Japan (SLAC). Cooray was a Visiting Fellow/Researcher at the Tokyo University, Japan; The Australian National University; and University of Sussex, England. As a visiting faculty, he has taught/teach at the University of Colombo, University of Sophia, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), University of Tsukuba, University of Nagoya and Yokkaichi University. He has more than 30 years of teaching, research, training, and administrative experience.

Research Interests

  • 日本   資金配分基準   International role of Japan   Japan in Peace Building   Indonesia   行政学   Conflict Transformation   Conflict Resolution   Sri Lanka   Nepal   地域開発   International Cooperation   スリランカ財政分権   政府内資金配分   International role in conflict management   地方政府   Peace and Development   Cambodia   Peace Building   スリランカ   労働集約度   地域の所得格差   産業の地域集積度   インドネシア   中国   地域間格差   地域間産業連関分析   交通費   タイル尺度   産業連関度   

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Economic policy
  • Humanities & social sciences / Economic policy
  • Humanities & social sciences / Politics

Academic & Professional Experience

  • 2011 - 2012  国際大学大学院・国際関係学研究科准教授

Published Papers

  • Monetary Policy and Yield Curve Dynamics in an Emerging Market: Sri Lankan Perspectives
    Mohamed Z. M. Aazim; N. S. Cooray
    South Asian Journal of Macroeconomics and Public Finance 1 (1) 25 - 56 2012 [Refereed]
  • An Empirical Analysis of Inflation-Growth Nexus in Developing Countries: The Case of Sri Lanka.
    Cooray, N. S
    Sri Lanka Economic Journal 13(1) 41 - 72 2012 [Refereed]
  • Financing Emissions Reduction in Asia: Policy Options and Constraints
    Cooray; Nawalage S; Wijesekere, Gamini
    Sri Lanka Economic Journal 11 (2) 57 - 69 2010 [Refereed]
  • Economic Integration in a Developing Country: An Econometric Test
    Rankaduwa, Wimal; N. S. Cooray
    Regional Development Studies 6 151 - 161 2000 [Refereed]
  • Econometric Modelling for Policy Analysis and Planning: Evolution and Application
    Cooray, N. S
    Regional Development Studies 5 27 - 40 1999 [Refereed]
  • Economic Impact of Defence and Non-defence Spending: An Empirical Investigation
    Rankaduwa, Wimal; N. S. Cooray
    The Journal of Sri Lanka Association of Economists 10 102 - 115 1999 [Refereed]
  • Some Macroeconomic Understanding of the Sri Lankan Economy
    Cooray, N. S
    The Journal of Social Science 41 1 - 31 1999 [Refereed]
  • Macroeconomic Management in Developing Countries: An Econometric Modelling Approach to the Sri Lankan Case
    Cooray, N. S
    Regional Development Studies 4 37 - 63 1998 [Refereed]
  • Agricultural Policies and the Paddy/Rice Market of Sri Lanka: An Econometric Modelling Approach
    Cooray, N. S
    The Journal of Sri Lanka Association of Economists 9 (1&2) 65 - 92 1998 [Refereed]
  • An Econometric Model of Sri Lanka for Key Macroeconomics Policy Analysis
    Cooray, N. S
    The Economic Science 43 (4) 25 - 54 1996 [Refereed]
  • Behaviour of Primary Commodity Prices and the Economy of Sri Lanka: An Econometric Approach
    Cooray, N. S
    The Economic Science 43 (3) 61 - 84 [Refereed]

Books etc

  • Public Debt and Economic Growth in Sri Lanka: Is There Any Threshold Level for Pubic Debt.
    Kumara, Hemantha; N. S. Cooray (The Way Forward for Sustained Growth (pp.35-64))Sri Lanka Economic Association 2014
  • Sixty Years of Japanese Economic Assistance to Sri Lanka: Trends, Patterns and Future Prospects
    Cooray, N. S (A Journey in Harmony (pp. 47-73))Colombo: University of Colombo 2012
  • Fifty Years of Japanese ODA: Patterns and Determinants
    Cooray, N. S (Development Perspectives: Growth and Equality in Sri Lanka (Chapter 11, pp. 259-279))Department of Economics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 2008
  • Japanese Overseas Development Assistance to Sri Lanka and Its Effects
    Cooray, Nawalage (The Distant Neighbours: Fifty Years of Japan-Sri Lanka Relations (Chapter 10, pp. 222-246))2003
  • Sustainable Future of the Global System: Endeavours from Rio to Johannesburg
    Cooray, N. S; W. D. Lakshman 2002
  • Agricultural Sector in Asia
    Ratnayaka, Piyadasa; N. S. Cooray; Thangavel Palanivel (New Waves of Agricultural Development in Asian (pp. 1-33))2000
  • The Post-war Japanese Economy: Its Development and Structure, 1937-1994
    Ratnayaka, Piyadasa; Piyadasa Edirisinghe; Piyadasa Ranasinghe; d; N. S. Cooray University of Tokyo Press 2000
  • Sustainable Future of the Global System III
    Lo, Fu chen; Hiroyasu Tokuda; N. S. Cooray UNU/IAS 2000
  • Sustainable Future of the Global System II
    Lo, Fu chen; N. S. Cooray (UNU/IAS, Introduction, pp. 1-5)1999
  • Modelling of Paddy/Rice Sector of Sri Lanka
    Cooray, Nawalage (UNCRD Research Report Series No 30, Chapter 11, pp. 141-162)1999
  • Applications, Issues and Future Prospects of Quantitative Tools in Economic Planning: Asian Experience
    Fernandez, A. L; N. S. Cooray (UNCRD Research Report Series No 30 pp. 1-12, pp. 191-198)1999
  • The Distant Neighbours: Fifty Years of Japan-Sri Lanka Relations
    Cooray, N. S (Japanese Overseas Development Assistance to Sri Lanka and Its Effects (Chapter 10, pp. 222-246))

MISC

  • Trade and Spatial Growth: the Nexus that was not missing
    Abeyratne, S; Cooray, N. S  2014
  • Public Debt and Economic Growth in Sri Lanka: Is There Any Threshold Level for Pubic Debt?
    Hemantha Kumara; N. S. Cooray  2013
  • An Empirical Analysis of Inflation-Growth Nexus in Developing Countries: The Case of Sri Lanka
    Cooray, N. S  2013
  • Financing Emissions Reduction in Asia: Policy Options and Constraints
    Cooray, N. S; Wijesekere, Gamini  2012
  • Monetary Policy and Yield Curve Dynamics in an Emerging Market: Sri Lankan Perspectives
    Mohamed Z. M. Aazim; N. S. Cooray  2010
  • Econometric Analysis of the Exchange Rate Channel and Monetary Policy Rule: The Case of Indonesia
    Zams; Bastian M; N. S. Cooray  2007
  • Will Japan increase aid and improve its allocation to help the poorer countries achieve the Millennium Development Goals?
    Cooray, N. S; Ricardo Gottschalk; Md. Shahiduzzaman  2005
  • Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers in Urban Poverty Alleviation in Sri Lanka
    Lakshman, W. D; N. S. Cooray  2005
  • Determinants of Japanese aid allocation: An Econometric Analysis
    Cooray, N. S; Md. Shahiduzzaman  2004
  • Does aid work? Case of Japanese ODA to Sri Lanka
    Cooray, N. S  2003


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