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Vidhura S. Tennekoon

Assistant Professor of Economics, Indiana University

Vidhura S Tennekoon is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Vidhura earned his BSc degree in Engineering from the University of Peradeniya and an MBA from the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka where he is originally from. He earned an MSc degree in Economics and Econometrics with Distinction from the University of Nottingham, UK. During 2008 to 2012, Vidhura attended Washington State University and received a PhD in economics. Before joining IUPUI in 2014, Vidhura worked at the Departments of Economics of the University of Oklahoma and Eastern Washington University where he taught several undergraduate and graduate economics courses. He also has professional experience as a central banker.


  • 2014–present
    Assistant Professor of Economics, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis


  • 2012 
    Washington State University, PhD Economics
  • 2006 
    The University of Nottingham, MSc in Economics and Econometrics
  • 2001 
    University of Colombo, MBA
  • 1996 
    University of Peradeniya, BScEng (Electrical and Electronics)


  • 2022
    Estimation of a selectivity model with misclassified selection, Communications in Statistics: Case Studies, Data Analysis and Applications
  • 2019
    Dirty hands on troubled waters: Sanitation, access to water and child health in Ethiopia, Review of Development Economics
  • 2017
    Counting unreported abortions: A binomial-thinned zero-inflated Poisson model, Demographic Research
  • 2016
    The equivalence of three latent class models and ML estimators, Economic Letters
  • 2016
    Systematically misclassified binary dependent variables, Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods
  • 2015
    Core Inflation, The Encyclopedia of Central Banking
  • 2015
    Settlement Systems, The Encyclopedia of Central Banking
  • 2015
    The pot calling the kettle black? A comparison of measures of current tobacco use, Applied Economics
  • 2014
    Inferring outcrossing in the homothallic fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum using linkage disequilibrium decay, Heredity
  • 2014
    'Behold, a virgin is with HIV!'misreporting sexual behavior among infected adolescents, Health Economics
  • 2013
    Selection effects and prevention program outcomes, Prevention Science
  • 2011
    Measuring bias in self-reported data, International Journal of Behavioural & Healthcare Research
  • 2009
    Representative Consumer Price index for Sri Lanka: Lessons From India,

Professional Memberships

  • American Economic Association
  • International Association for Applied Econometrics
  • American Society of Health Economists
  • Econometric Society