Honorary Research Fellow
Arusha Cooray is Sri Lanka’s ambassador to Norway, Finland, and Iceland. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and an MA (economics) and BA (economics) from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. She has lectured at the University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, Victoria University, University of Wollongong, University of Tasmania, Macquarie University, University of Colombo, and held a professorship in economics at the University of Nottingham Malaysia. Arusha has held visiting positions at the University of Oxford, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, University of Gottingen, Australian National University, and Macquarie University.
Arusha is a fellow of the Centre for Poverty Analysis Sri Lanka and Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Australian National University. Arusha has undertaken research on several issues and has published widely in academic journals including the Journal of Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Oxford Economic Papers, Public Choice, among others. She has additionally been a consultant for international, governmental and private organizations and has contributed to economic debates with newspapers, research institutes, and banks.