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Vidhura S. B. W. Tennekoon

Campus Address: CA524
Phone: (317)278-2845
Email: vtenneko@iupui.edu
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Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, IUPUI (2014- Present)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Oklahoma (2013-2014)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Eastern Washington University (2012-2013)
Research Assistant, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University (2009-2012)
Economist/ Head of Money and Banking, Economic Research Department, Central Bank of Sri Lanka (2006-2008)
Assistant Director, Payments and Settlement Department, Central Bank of Sri Lanka (2003-2005)


BScEng University of Peradeniya (1996)
MBA University of Colombo (2001)
MSc University of Nottingham (2006)
PhD Washington State University (2012)

Academic Interests

Applied Microeconomics and Econometrics with specialization in Health Economics.


Econ-E 673 Microeconometrics
Econ-E 581 Topics in Applied Microeconomics I
Econ-E 582 Topics in Applied Microeconomics II
Econ-E 305 Money and Banking

Health Economics, Elements of Statistics and Econometrics II (University of Oklahoma)
Introduction to Microeconomics, Introduction to Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory, Money and Banking and International Finance (Eastern Washington University)
Money and Banking (Washington State University)


Tennekoon, V., & Rosenman, R. (2015). The Pot Calling the Kettle Black? A Comparison of Measures of Current Tobacco Use. Applied Economics 47(5): 431-448 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2014.972546.

Tennekoon, V., & Rosenman, R. (Forthcoming). Systematically Misclassified Binary Dependent Variables. Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods DOI:10.1080/03610926.2014.887105.

Tennekoon, V., & Rosenman, R. (2014). “Behold, a Virgin is with HIV !”: Misreporting Sexual Behaviour Among Infected Adolescents. Health Economics 23(3): 345-358 DOI: 10.1002/hec.2918.

Attanayake, R. N., Tennekoon, V., Johnson, D., Porter, L., Del Rio-Mendoza, L., Jiang, D., & Chen W. (2014) Inferring Outcrossing in the Homothallic Fungus Scelerotinia Scelerotiorum Using Linkage Disequilibrium Decay. Heredity 113(4): 353–363 DOI:10.1038/hdy.2014.37.

Hill, L. G., Rosenman, R., Tennekoon, V., & Mandal, B. (2013). Selection Effects and Prevention Program Outcomes. Prevention Science 14(6): 557-569. DOI: 10.1007/s11121-012-0342-x.

Rosenman, R., Tennekoon, V., & Hill, L.G (2011). Measuring Bias in Self-Reported Data. International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research 2(4): 320-332. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJBHR.2011.043414.

Tennekoon, V. (2015). "Core Inflation", "Settlement Accounts" and "Settlement Systems". in R. Lous-Philippe and S. Rossi (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Central Banking. (Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd: Hampshire, England).

Yatigammana, R., Tennekoon, V.S.B.W. & Thenuwara, H.W. (2009). Representative Consumer Price Index for Sri Lanka: Lessons from India. ISSN 1391-3832. Colombo: Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

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