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Faculty and Staff Research Publications: Ekanayake E.M.

This guide provides information on the publications of Bethune-Cookman University Faculty, Administration, and Staff.

Selected Publications

Refereed Publications

1.  E. M. Ekanayake and Carlos Moslares, "The Impact of Exchange Rate Volatility on Commodity Trade between the United States and Spain," International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Vol.9, No.2, 2015, 37-50.

2.  Lucyna Kornecki and E. M. Ekanayake, “Locational Determinants of Inward FDI Flow in the U.S. Economy,” International Journal of Economics and Management Engineering (forthcoming, 2016).

3.  Lucyna Kornecki and E. M. Ekanayake, “An Investigation of Factors Affecting Foreign Direct Investment Stock in the South Eastern Region of the United States,” Journal of International Marketing and Exporting,Vol.19, No.1, 2014, 1-18.

4.  Lucyna Kornecki and E. M. Ekanayake, “Factors Affecting Inward FDI Employment in the U.S. Economy: An Empirical Evidence,” China-USA Business Review, Vol.12, No.1, 2013, 1-11.

5.  E. M. Ekanayake and Aubrey E. Long, “Tourism Development and Economic Growth in Developing Countries,” International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2012, 51-64.

6. Lucyna Kornecki and E. M. Ekanayake, “State-Based Determinants of Inward FDI Stock in the U.S. Economy,” Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing, Vol.8, No.6, 2012, 856-862.

7. Ranjini Thaver, E. M. Ekanayake and Daniel Plante, “An Estimation of the Impact of GEAR and NEPAD on South Africa's Disaggregated Import Demand Function with Nigeria,” International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2012, 69-80.

8.   E. M. Ekanayake, Mihalis Halkides, and John R. Ledgerwood, “Inbound International Tourism to the United States: A Panel Data Analysis,” International Journal of Management and Marketing, Vol.5, No.3, 2012, 15-28.

9.   Lucyna Kornecki and E. M. Ekanayake, “A Research Note: State-Based Factors Affecting Inward FDI Employment in the U.S. Economy,” International Journal of Research in Business and Social Sciences, Vol. 1, No.1, 2012, 1-7.

10. E. M. Ekanayake and Sunando Sengupta, "The Impact of Toys Recall Announcements on Market Returns", Journal of Interdisciplinary Business Studies, Vol.1, No.1, 2012, 72-85.

11. E. M. Ekanayake and Lucyna Kornecki, " Factors Affecting Inward Foreign Direct Investment Flows into the United States: Evidence from State-Level Data," Quantitative Methods in Economics, Vol.12, No.1, 2012, 58-67.

12.  E. M. Ekanayake, Ranjini Thaver, and Daniel Plante, “The Effects of Exchange Rate Volatility on South Africa’s Trade With the European Union,” International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Vol.6, No.3, 2012, 13-26.

13.  Lucyna Kornecki and E. M. Ekanayake, "State Based Determinants of Inward FDI Flow in the U.S. Economy," Modern Economy, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2012, 302-309.

14. E. M. Ekanayake and Lucyna Kornecki, "Locational Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States," Portuguese Journal of Quantitative Methods, Vol. 2, Issue 1, April 2011, 11-22.

15. E. M. Ekanayake and Ranjini Thaver, “The Impact of Dollar-Rand Volatility on U.S. Exports to South Africa,” International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Vol.5, No.3, 2011, 73-86.

16.  E. M. Ekanayake and Lucyna Kornecki, “Factors Affecting Inward Foreign Direct Investment Flows into the United States: Evidence from State-Level Data,” International Journal of Latest Trends in Finance and Economic Sciences, Vol.1, No.3, 2011, 95-102.

17. Lucyna Kornecki and E. M. Ekanayake, "Inward FDI Stock in the U.S. Economy and State Based Determinants," Advances in Management, Vol. 4, No. 6, 2011, 13-24.

18. E. M. Ekanayake, Amit Mukherjee and Bala Veeramacheneni, “Trade Blocks and the Gravity Model: A Study of Economic Integration Among Developing Countries”, Journal of Economic Integration, Vol.25, No.4, 2010, 627-643.

19. E. M. Ekanayake and Dasha Chatrna, “The Effects of Exchange Rate Volatility on Sri Lankan Exports: An Empirical Investigation,” Journal of International Business and Economy, Vol. 11, No.1, 2010, 51-68.

20. Ranjini Thaver and E. M. Ekanayake, “An Empirical Analysis of South Africa's Apartheid and Post-Apartheid Import Demand Function,” International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Vol.4, No.4, 2010, 11-22.

21. E. M. Ekanayake, Bala Veeramacheneni and Amit Mukherjee, “Regional Trade Blocks and International Trade: A Comparison Study of Asia and Latin America", Journal of Applied Business and Economy, Vol.10, No.2, 2010, 60-78.

22. E. M. Ekanayake, John Ledgerwood and Sabrina D’Souza “The Real Exchange Rate Volatility and U.S. Exports: An Empirical Investigation,” International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Vol.4, No.1, 2010, 23-36.

23. Bala Veeramacheneni, E. M. Ekanayake, and Richard Vogel, “Impact of IT Outsourcing on Indian Agriculture”, Southwestern Economic Review, Vol.37, No.1, 2010, 17-28.

24. E. M. Ekanayake and Dasha Chatrna, “The Effect of Foreign Aid on Economic Growth in Developing Countries,” Journal of International Business and Cultural Studies, Vol.3, No.1, 2010, 1-13.

25. E. M. Ekanayake and Aysar P. Sussan, “The Role of U.S. trade with North African Nations and Its Impact on Economic Growth,” Competition Forum, Vol.8, No.2, 2010, 299-305.

26. E. M. Ekanayake, Leila Halawi, Subrina D’Souza and Aysar Sussan, “U.S. Vertical and Horizontal Intra-Industry Trade Patterns with the Middle East,” Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, Vol.23, No.1, 2010, 127-150.

27. E. M. Ekanayake and John Ledgerwood, “How Does Foreign Direct Investment Affect Growth in Developing Countries? An Empirical Investigation”, International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Vol.4, No.3, 2010, 43-54.

28. E. M. Ekanayake and Sunando Sengupta, “Do Markets React to Changes in Federal Funds Target Rates? An Empirical Study”, American Journal of Business Research, Vol.2, No.1, 2009, 53-68.

29. E. M. Ekanayake, Bala Veeramacheneni, and Amit Mukherjee, “Trade Blocks and the Gravity Model: Evidence from Western Hemispheric Countries", Journal of International Business and Economy, Vol.10, No.2, 2009, 1-20.

30. Amit Mukherjee and E. M. Ekanayake, “Epistemic Communities and the Global Alliance against Tobacco Marketing,” Thunderbird International Business Review, Vol.51, No.1, 2009, 21-32.

31. E. M. Ekanayake and John Ledgerwood, “An Analysis of the Intra-Regional Trade in the Middle East and North Africa Region,” International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Vol.3, No.1, 2009, 19-30.

32. E. M. Ekanayake, Bala Veeramacheneni and Carlos Moslares, "An Empirical Estimation of the Level of Vertical and Horizontal Intra-Industry Trade between the United States and NAFTA Partners”, Economic Analysis Review, Vol.24, No.1, 2009, 21-42.

33. Sunando Sengupta, E. M. Ekanayake and Prithviraj Guha, “The New York Stock Exchange-Euronext Merger”, AIMS International Journal of Management, Vol.3, No.2, 2009, 119-136.

34. E. M. Ekanayake and John Ledgerwood, “The U.S. Intra-Industry Trade with Caribbean Countries,” Southwestern Economic Review, Vol. 35, No.1, 2008, 191-210.

35. E. M. Ekanayake and Mihalis Halkides, “Do Remittances and Foreign Direct Investment Promote Growth? Evidence from Developing Countries”, Journal of International Business and Economics, Vol.8, No.1, 2008, 58-68.

36. E. M. Ekanayake, “Analysis of the U.S.-China Intra-Industry Trade”, International Journal of Business Research, Vol.8, No.2, 2008, 6-17.

37. Richard Omotoye, E. M. Ekanayake, and Kwadwo Bawuah, “Africa and Strategies for Future Development: More Aid or More Trade (Part II: Country-Level Analysis Based on Nigeria)”, International Journal of Business Strategy, Vol.8, No.3, 2008, 32-46.

38. E. M. Ekanayake, Robin Rance, and Mihalis Halkides, “Effects of Federal Funds Target Rate Changes on Stock Prices”, International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Vol.2, No.1, 2008, 13-30.

39. Bala Veeramacheneni, E. M. Ekanayake and Richard Vogel, “Information Technology, FDI, and Economic Growth: An Indian Case Study”, Southwestern Economic Review, Vol. 35, No.1, 2008, 95-112.

40. E. M. Ekanayake, Robin Rance, and Mihalis Halkides, “The Stock Market’s Reaction to Changes in the Federal Funds Target Rate”, Journal of International Business and Economics, Vol.7, No.2, 2007, 69-83.

41. Richard Omotoye, E. M. Ekanayake, and Kwadwo Bawuah, “Africa and Strategies for Future Development: More Aid or More Trade”, International Journal of Business Strategy, Vol.7, No.3, 2007, 127-140.

42. E. M. Ekanayake, Mihalis Halkides, Robin Rance and Iliana Filyanova, “Intra-Industry Trade between the United States and Latin American Countries”, International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Vol.1, No.2, 2007, 109-124.

43. Bala Veeramacheneni, E. M. Ekanayake and Richard Vogel “Technology and Economic Growth: A Causal Analysis”, Southwestern Economic Review, Vol. 34, No.1, 2007, 75-88.

44. E. M. Ekanayake, Bala Veeramacheneni and Carlos Moslares “An Empirical Estimation of the U.S. Intra-Industry Trade with Spain”, Studies in Applied Economics, Vol.24, No.2, 2006, 633-654.

45. E. M. Ekanayake and Amit Mukherjee, “United States – India Intra-Industry Trade Dynamics” International Journal of Effective Management, Vol.3, No.1, 2006, 53-69.

46. E. M. Ekanayake, Mihalis Halkides, John Ledgerwood and Iliana Filyanova, “Intra-Industry Specialization and Trade Expansion in the U.S. Trade with the Free Trade Areas of the Americas (FTAA)”, Journal of International Business and Economics, Vol.6, No.1, 2006, 21-37.

47. E. M. Ekanayake, Bala Veeramacheneni and Richard Vogel, "Causality between Exports and Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from the Latin American and Caribbean Countries", Pennsylvania Economic Review, Vol.12, No.2, 2005, 23-42.

48. E. M. Ekanayake, Bala Veeramacheneni and Richard Vogel, “Openness and Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence on the Relationship between Output, Inward FDI, and Trade”, Journal of Business Strategies, Vol.20, No.1, 2003, 59-72.

49. E. M. Ekanayake, “Determinants of Intra-Industry Trade: The Case of Mexico”, The International Trade Journal, Vol.15, No.1, 2001, 89-112.

50. E. M. Ekanayake, “Exports and Economic Growth in Asian Developing Countries: Cointegration and Error-Correction Models”, Journal of Economic Development, Vol.24, No.2, 1999, 43-56.

51. E. M. Ekanayake, A. Weliwita and H. Tsujii, “Effects of Exchange Rate Volatility on Sri Lanka’s Exports to Industrial Countries”, Journal of Economic Development, Vol.24, No.1, 1999, 121-141.

52. E. M. Ekanayake and A. Weliwita “Long-run Demand for Money in Sri Lanka during the Post-1977 Period: A Cointegration and Error-Correction Analysis”, Applied Economics, Vol.30, No.9, 1998, 1219-1229.

53. E. M. Ekanayake and Mihalis Halkides, "International Business and Economic Development: Introducing Basic Facts", Economic Development Review, Vol.17, No.1, 2000, 3-13.

54. E. M. Ekanayake and Mihalis Halkides "Manufacturing Extension: Adding Value to the Economic Developers' Toolbox", Economic Development Review, Vol.16, No.3, 1999, 83-88.

55. E. M. Ekanayake, "An Analysis of Economic Trends under the Liberalized Economic Policies in Sri Lanka", Economic Review, Vol.1, No.1, 1987, 17-43.

Books and Book Chapters

1.  Lucyna Kornecki and E. M. Ekanayake, “State Based  Determinants of FDI Employment in the U.S. Economy”, in Marketing, Management and International Business Theory and Practice: Contemporary Issues and Research in Selected Countries, published by the Global Publishing House in collaboration with the Academy of World Business, 2013.

2.   Lucyna Kornecki and E. M. Ekanayake, A Study of Foreign Direct Investment Stock in the U.S. Economy: State Based Determinants. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2012.

3.  E. M. Ekanayake and Bala Veeramacheneni, “East Asia and the Trade Blocks,” in Regionalism vs. Nationalism, Carlos Moslares (ed.), published by Universidad Ramon Lull, Barcelona, Spain, 238-268, 2007.

4.  Amit Mukherjee and E. M. Ekanayake, “Valuable and Trustworthy? Toward an understanding of Trust-Value Dilemmas of Market Relationships”, in Emerging Business Theories for Educators and Practitioners, Maureen Mackenzie and Stuart Rosenberg (eds.), published by the Cambridge Scholars Publications, 202-217, 2007.

Proceedings

1.   E. M. Ekanayake, "Do Remittances Promote Economic Growth and Reduce Poverty? Evidence from Latin American Countries," Proceedings of the 2015 Global Conference on Business and Finance, Vol.10, No.2, 20-25, May 26-29, 2015, San Jose, Costa Rica.

2.   E. M. Ekanayake and John R. Ledgerwood, "Demand for Domestic Air Travel in the United States," Proceedings of the 2015 Global Conference on Business and Finance, Vol.10, No.2, 178-183, May 26-29, 2015, San Jose, Costa Rica.

3.   E. M. Ekanayake and John R. Ledgerwood, "Estimating the Demand for Domestic Air Travel in the United States," Proceedings of the 2014 Global Conference on Business and Finance, Vol.9, No.2, 172-175, May 27-30, 2014, San Jose, Costa Rica.

4.   Lucyna Kornecki and E. M. Ekanayake, “Foreign Direct Investment in the Southeastern United States: Evidence from State-Level and Industry-Level Data”. Proceedings of the Academy of World Business Marketing and Management Development (AWBMAMD) Conference, August 11-14, 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

5.   Carlos Moslares and E. M. Ekanayake, "The Impact of Exchange Rate Volatility on Commodity Trade between the United States and Spain," Proceedings of the 2013 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 28-31, 2013, San Jose, Costa Rica.

6.   Amit Mukherjee and E. M. Ekanayake, " Global Regime on Tobacco Control? : The Role of Transnational Advocacy Networks," Proceedings of the 40th Northeast Business & Economics Association's Annual Conference, November 7-9, 2013, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.

7.   Carlos Moslares and E. M. Ekanayake, "The Impact of Exchange Rate Volatility on Commodity Trade between the United States and Spain," Proceedings of the 2013 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 28-31, 2013, San Jose, Costa Rica.

8.   E. M. Ekanayake, Mihalis Halkides, and Graham Bowcher, " Exports and Economic Growth: Some Empirical Evidence from the U.S. Metropolitan Areas," Proceedings of the 2013 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 28-31, 2013, San Jose, Costa Rica.

9.   E. M. Ekanayake, John R. Ledgerwood, and Mihalis Halkides, “Determinants of United States Outbound Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and Caribbean: A Panel Data Analysis,” Proceedings of the 2012 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 22-25, 2012, San Jose, Costa Rica.

10. E. M. Ekanayake, Mihalis Halkides, and John R. Ledgerwood, “Inbound International Tourism to the United States: A Panel Data Analysis,” Proceedings of the 2012 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 22-25, 2012, San Jose, Costa Rica.

11. E. M. Ekanayake, Mihalis Halkides, and John R. Ledgerwood, “Determinants of United States Outbound Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean,” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of the American Institute of Higher Education, October 10-13, 2012, Niagara Falls, New York.

12. E. M. Ekanayake and Carlos Moslares, “Vertical Intra-Industry Trade between Spain and Morocco,” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of the American Institute of Higher Education, October 10-13, 2012, Niagara Falls, New York.

13. E. M. Ekanayake and Aubrey E. Long, “Tourism Development and Economic Growth in Developing Countries,” Proceedings of the 2011 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 24-27, 2011, San Jose, Costa Rica.

14. Lucyna Kornecki and E. M. Ekanayake, "Locational Determinants of Inward FDI Flow in the US Economy". Proceedings of the Academy of Business Research Institute 2011 Conference, October 6-8, 2011, Las Vegas, NV.

15. Ranjini Thaver, E. M. Ekanayake and Daniel Plante, “The Impact of Economic Liberalization on South Africa's Disaggregated Import Demand Function with Nigeria,” Proceedings of the 2011 Global Conference on Business and Finance, San Jose, Costa Rica.

16.  E. M. Ekanayake, Ranjini Thaver, and Daniel Plante, “The Effects of Exchange Rate Volatility on South Africa’s Trade With the European Union,” Proceedings of the 2011 Global Conference on Business and Finance, San Jose, Costa Rica.

17.  E. M. Ekanayake and Ranjini Thaver, “The Impact of Dollar-Rand Volatility on U.S. Exports to South Africa,” Proceedings of the 2010 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 25-28, 2010, San Jose, Costa Rica, Vol.5, No.2, 2010, 400-404.

18.  Ranjini Thaver and E. M. Ekanayake, “An Empirical Analysis of South Africa's Apartheid and Post-Apartheid Import Demand Function,” Proceedings of the 2010 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 25-28, 2010, San Jose, Costa Rica, Vol.5, No.2, 2010, 479-491.

19.  E. M. Ekanayake and Dasha Chatrna, “The Effect of Foreign Aid on Economic Growth in Developing Countries,” Proceedings of the 2009 Academic and Business Research Institute Conference, September 24-26, 2009, Orlando, Florida.

20.  E. M. Ekanayake and John Ledgerwood, “How Does Foreign Direct Investment Affect Growth in Developing Countries? An Empirical Investigation,” Proceedings of the 2009 Global Conference on Business and Finance, San Jose, Costa Rica, Vol.4, No.2, 2009, 399-404.

21.  E. M. Ekanayake and Sunando Sengupta, “Do Markets React to Changes in Federal Funds Target Rates? An Empirical Study”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of the American Institute of Higher Education, April 29 – May 1, 2009, Nashville, Tennessee.

22.  E. M. Ekanayake and Dasha Chatrna, “The Effects of Exchange Rate Volatility on Sri Lankan Exports: An Empirical Investigation,” Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Economics and Finance, Pensacola, Florida, February 11-14, Vol. 33, 2009, 95-101.

23.  Bala Veeramacheneni, Richard Vogel and E. M. Ekanayake, “ICT in Education in Developing Countries: A Study of India,” Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Economics and Finance, Pensacola, Florida, February 11-14, Vol. 33, 2009, 250-255.

24.  E. M. Ekanayake, John Ledgerwood and Sabrina D’Souza “The Real Exchange Rate Volatility and U.S. Exports: An Empirical Investigation,” Proceedings of the 2009 Global Conference on Business and Finance, Atlantic City, New Jersey, Vol.4, No.1, 2009, 366-372.

25.  E. M. Ekanayake and Sunando Sengupta, “Do Markets React to Changes in Federal Funds Target Rates? An Empirical Study”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of the American Institute of Higher Education, Nashville, Tennessee, Vol.2, No.1, 2009, 386-390.

26.  E. M. Ekanayake, Renee Forbes, Sunando Sengupta, and Azene Zenebe, “The Impact of Toys Recall Announcements on Market Returns,” Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of the American Institute of Higher Education, Nashville, Tennessee, Vol.2, No.1, 2009, 410-413.

27.  E. M. Ekanayake and John Ledgerwood, “An Analysis of the Intra-Regional Trade in the Middle East and North Africa Region”, Proceedings of the 2008 Global Conference on Business and Finance, San Jose, Costa Rica, Vol.3, No.2, 2008, 202-206.

28.  E. M. Ekanayake and Mihalis Halkides, “Remittances, Foreign Direct Investment, and Growth: Evidence from Developing Countries”, Proceedings of the 2008 Global Conference on Business and Finance, San Jose, Costa Rica, Vol.3, No.2, 2008, 201-202.

29.  E. M. Ekanayake and Sunando Sengupta, “How Do Markets React to Changes in Federal Funds Target Rates?: An Empirical Study”, Papers and Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Economics and Finance, Nashville, Tennessee, February 13-16, 2008, 79-86.

30.  E. M. Ekanayake, Leila Halawi and Subrina D’Souza, “The U.S. Trade and Investment Relations with the Middle East”, Papers and Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Economics and Finance, Nashville, Tennessee, February 13-16, Vol. 32, 2008, 73-78.

31.  Bala Veeramacheneni, Richard Vogel and E. M. Ekanayake, “Global Competitiveness, Technology Outsourcing and Engineering Education: The Case of USA, India, and China”, Papers and Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Economics and Finance, Nashville, Tennessee, February 13-16, Vol. 32, 2008, 320-323.

32.  E. M. Ekanayake, Robin Rance, and Mihalis Halkides, “Effects of Federal Funds Target Rate Changes on Stock Prices”, Proceedings of the 2007 Global Conference on Business and Finance, San Jose, Costa Rica, Vol.2, No.2, 2007, 12-16.

33.  E. M. Ekanayake, Amit Mukherjee, and Robin Rance, “Trade Creation and Trade Diversion of the Asian Regional Trade Agreements”, Proceedings of the 2007 Global Conference on Business and Finance, San Jose, Costa Rica, Vol.2, No.2, 2007, 43-47.

34.  E. M. Ekanayake, Bala Veeramacheneni and Richard Vogel, “Trade Creation and Trade Diversion of the Proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas”, Papers and Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Economics and Finance, Jacksonville, Florida, February 14-17, Vol. 31, 2007, 85-92.

35.  E. M. Ekanayake, Mihalis Halkides, Robin Rance and Iliana Filyanova, “Intra-Industry Trade between the United States and Latin American Countries”. Proceedings of the Winter 2007 Global Conference on Business and Finance (GCBF), South Padre Island, Texas, Vol.2, No.1, 2007, 130-132.

36.  E. M. Ekanayake, Amit Mukherjee and Bala Veeramacheneni, “Trade Blocks and the Gravity Model: Evidence from Western Hemispheric Countries”. Proceedings of the 2006 Academy of International Business Northeastern Region (AIB-NE) Annual Conference, October 6-8, 2006, Milton, MA.

37.  Amit Mukherjee and E. M. Ekanayake, “Epistemic Communities and the Global Alliance against Tobacco Marketing”. Proceedings of the 2006 Academy of International Business Northeastern Region (AIB-NE) Annual Conference, October 6-8, 2006, Milton, MA.

38.  Amit Mukherjee and E. M. Ekanayake, “Valuable and Trustworthy? Toward an understanding of Trust-Value Dilemmas of Market Relationships”. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Northeast Business and Economics Association, October 12-14, 2006, Oakdale, New York.

39.  E. M. Ekanayake, Robin Rance, Mihalis Halkides, and Bala Veeramacheneni, “Latin American Regional Trade Agreements and Their Impact on Trade”. Proceedings of 2006 Global Conference on Business and Finance, San Jose, Costa Rica, Vol.1, No.1, 2006, 101.

40.  E. M. Ekanayake, Robin Rance and Mihalis Halkides, “Lead, Lag, and Immediate Relationships between the Rate of Change of the Federal Reserve Funds Rate and the Equity Markets”. Proceedings of 2006 Global Conference on Business and Finance, San Jose, Costa Rica, Vol.1, No.1, 2006, 102.

41.  E. M. Ekanayake and Robin Rance, “Lead, Lag, and Immediate Relationships between the Rate of Change of the Federal Reserve Funds Rate and the Equity Markets”. Proceedings of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, 12th Annual Meeting, London, August 27-28, 2005.

42.  M. R. M. Pinto, E. M. Ekanayake, and S. Sivarajasingham “Evaluation for the Criteria for “Positive” with Skin Test Reactivates to Antigens of Mycobacterium Leprae”. Proceedings of the Kandy Society of Medicine 10, December 1987.

Professional Presentations

1.      E. M. Ekanayake, "Do Remittances Promote Economic Growth and Reduce Poverty? Evidence from Latin American Countries," Paper presented at the 2015 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 26-29, 2015, San Jose, Costa Rica.

2.      E. M. Ekanayake and Ida D. Wright, "Enrollment Demand for Higher Education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities," Paper presented at the Annual Washington Business Research Forum, March 13-14, 2015, Washington, DC.

3.      E. M. Ekanayake and John R. Ledgerwood, "Estimating the Demand for Domestic Air Travel in the United States," Paper presented at the 2014 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 27-30, 2014, San Jose, Costa Rica.

4.      Lucyna Kornecki and E. M. Ekanayake, “Foreign Direct Investment in the Southeastern United States: Evidence from State-Level and Industry-Level Data”. Paper presented during the Academy of World Business Marketing and Management Development (AWBMAMD) Conference, August 11-14, 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

5.      E. M. Ekanayake, "Do Remittances Promote Economic Growth and Reduce Poverty? Evidence from African Countries," Paper presented at the 2014 Academy of International Business Conference – U.S. Southwest Chapter, March 13-15, 2014, Dallas, Texas.

6.      E. M. Ekanayake, Mihalis Halkides, and Graham Bowcher, "Exports and Economic Growth: Some Empirical Evidence from the U.S. Metropolitan Areas," Paper presented at the 2013 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 28-31, 2013, San Jose, Costa Rica.

7.      Carlos Moslares and E. M. Ekanayake, "The Impact of Exchange Rate Volatility on Commodity Trade between the United States and Spain," Paper presented at the 2013 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 28-31, 2013, San Jose, Costa Rica.

8.      Amit Mukherjee and E. M. Ekanayake, " Global Regime on Tobacco Control? : The Role of Transnational Advocacy Networks," Paper presented at the 40th Northeast Business & Economics Association's Annual Conference, November 7-9, 2013, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.

9.      E. M. Ekanayake and Carlos Moslares, “The Effects of Exchange Rate Volatility on Trade Flows: The Case of the United States Trade with Spain,” Paper presented at the 40th Annual Southwestern Society of Economists (SSE) Conference, March 12-16, 2013, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

10.  E. M. Ekanayake, Mihalis Halkides, and John R. Ledgerwood, “Determinants of United States Outbound Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean,” Paper presented at the 8th international conference of the American Institute of Higher Education, October 10-13, 2012, Niagara Falls, New York. 

11.  E. M. Ekanayake and Carlos Moslares, “Vertical Intra-Industry Trade between Spain and Morocco,” Paper presented at the 8th international conference of the American Institute of Higher Education, October 10-13, 2012, Niagara Falls, New York.

12.  Lucyna Kornecki and E. M. Ekanayake, “Locational Determinants of Inward FDI Employment in the U.S. Economy”. Paper presented during the Academy of World Business Marketing and Management Development (AWBMAMD) Conference, July 16-19, 2012, Budapest, Hungary.

13.  Lucyna Kornecki and E. M. Ekanayake, “Factors Affecting FDI Employment in the US Economy”. Paper presented during the 2012 European Economics and Finance Society Conference, June 10-13, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey.

14.  E. M. Ekanayake and Lucyna Kornecki, “Industry-Specific Determinants of FDI in the U.S. Economy”. Paper presented during the 13th International Conference on Quantitative Methods in Economics Conference, June 30 – July 1, 2012, Warsaw, Poland.

15.  E. M. Ekanayake, John R. Ledgerwood, and Mihalis Halkides, “Determinants of United States Outbound Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and Caribbean: A Panel Data Analysis,” Paper presented at the 2012 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 22-25, 2012, San Jose, Costa Rica.

16.  E. M. Ekanayake, Mihalis Halkides, and John R. Ledgerwood, “Inbound International Tourism to the United States: A Panel Data Analysis,” Paper presented at the 2012 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 22-25, 2012, San Jose, Costa Rica.

17.  Amit Mukherjee and E. M. Ekanayake, “Globalization of Health Care: The Rise and Rise of Medical Tourism,” Paper presented at the Academy of International Business (North-East USA Chapter) 2011 Annual Conference, October 20-22, 2011, Atlantic City, NJ.

18.  Lucyna Kornecki and E. M. Ekanayake, "Inward FDI Stock in the US Economy and State Based Determinants". Paper presented at the European Economics and Finance Society (EEFS) 2011 Conference, June 9-12, 2011, the Queen Mary University of London, UK.

19.  Lucyna Kornecki and E. M. Ekanayake, "Locational Determinants of Inward FDI Flow in the US Economy". Paper presented at the Academy of Business Research Institute 2011 Conference, October 6-8, 2011, Las Vegas, NV.

20.  E. M. Ekanayake and Aubrey E. Long, “Tourism Development and Economic Growth in Developing Countries,” Paper presented at the 2011 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 24-27, 2011, San Jose, Costa Rica.

21.  Ranjini Thaver, E. M. Ekanayake and Daniel Plante, “The Impact of Economic Liberalization on South Africa's Disaggregated Import Demand Function with Nigeria,” Paper presented at the 2011 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 24-27, 2011, San Jose, Costa Rica.

22.  E. M. Ekanayake, Ranjini Thaver, and Daniel Plante, “The Effects of Exchange Rate Volatility on South Africa’s Trade With the European Union,” Paper presented at the 2011 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 24-27, 2011, San Jose, Costa Rica.

23.  E. M. Ekanayake and Lucyna Kornecki, “Locational Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States,” Paper presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Economics and Finance, February 9-12, 2011, Jacksonville, Florida.

24.  E. M. Ekanayake and John Ledgerwood, “The Effects of Exchange Rate Volatility on U.S. Aerospace Industry Trade,” Paper presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Economics and Finance, February 9-12, 2011, Jacksonville, Florida.

25.  E. M. Ekanayake, Ranjini Thaver, and Daniel Plante, “The Effects of Exchange Rate Volatility on South Arica’s Trade with OECD Countries,” Paper presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Economics and Finance, February 9-12, 2011, Jacksonville, Florida.

26.  E. M. Ekanayake, Graham Bowcher and Tamiko Aikens, “Exports and Economic Growth: Some Empirical Evidence from the U.S. Metropolitan Areas,” Paper presented at the 6th International Conference of the American Institute of Higher Education, April 6-8, 2011, Charleston, SC.

27.  E. M. Ekanayake and Aysar P. Sussan, “The Role of U.S. Trade with North African Nations and Its Impact on Economic Growth,” Paper presented at the 21st Annual American Society for Competitiveness Conference, October 28-30, 2010, Washington, DC.

28.  Aysar P. Sussan and E. M. Ekanayake, “Expatriates Risk in Today’s Global Environment,” Paper presented at the 21st Annual American Society for Competitiveness Conference, October 28-30, 2010, Washington, DC.

29.  E. M. Ekanayake and Ranjini Thaver, “The Dollar-Rand Volatility and the U.S.-South Africa Trade Flows,” Paper presented at the 2010 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 25-28, 2010, San Jose, Costa Rica.

30.  Ranjini Thaver and E. M. Ekanayake, “An Empirical Analysis of South Africa's Apartheid and Post-Apartheid Import Demand Function,” Paper presented at the 2010 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 25-28, 2010, San Jose, Costa Rica.

31.  E. M. Ekanayake and Dasha Chatrna, “The Effect of Foreign Aid on Economic Growth in Developing Countries,” Paper presented at the 2009 Academic and Business Research Institute Conference, September 24-26, 2009, Orlando, Florida.

32.  E. M. Ekanayake and John Ledgerwood, “How Does Foreign Direct Investment Affect Growth in Developing Countries? An Empirical Investigation,” Paper presented at the 2009 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 27-30, 2009, San Jose, Costa Rica.

33.  E. M. Ekanayake and Sunando Sengupta, “Do Markets React to Changes in Federal Funds Target Rates? An Empirical Study”, Paper presented at the 3rd international conference of the American Institute of Higher Education, April 29 – May 1, 2009, Nashville, Tennessee.

34.  E. M. Ekanayake, Renee Forbes, Sunando Sengupta, and Azene Zenebe, “The Impact of Toys Recall Announcements on Market Returns,” Paper presented at the 3rd international conference of the American Institute of Higher Education, April 29 – May 1, 2009, Nashville, Tennessee.

35.  E. M. Ekanayake and Dasha Chatrna, “The Effects of Exchange Rate Volatility on Sri Lankan Exports: An Empirical Investigation,” Paper presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Economics and Finance, February 13-16, 2009, Pensacola, Florida.

36.  E. M. Ekanayake, John Ledgerwood and Sabrina D’Souza, “The Real Exchange Rate Volatility and U.S. Exports: An Empirical Investigation”. Paper presented at the 2009 Global Conference on Business and Finance, January 6-9, 2009, Atlantic City, New Jersey.

37.  E. M. Ekanayake and Mihalis Halkides, “Do Remittances and Foreign Direct Investment Promote Growth? Evidence from Developing Countries”. Paper presented at the 2008 International Academy of Business and Economics Annual Conference, October 19-22, 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada.

38.  Richard Omotoye, E. M. Ekanayake, and Kwadwo Bawuah, “Africa and Strategies for Future Development: More Aid or More Trade (Part II: Country-Level Analysis Based on Nigeria)”. Paper presented at the 2008 International Academy of Business and Economics Annual Conference, October 19-22, 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada.

39.  E. M. Ekanayake and John Ledgerwood, “An Analysis of the Intra-Regional Trade in the Middle East and North Africa Region”. Paper presented at the 2008 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 28-31, 2008, San Jose, Costa Rica.

40.  E. M. Ekanayake and Mihalis Halkides, “Remittances, Foreign Direct Investment, and Growth: Evidence from Developing Countries”. Paper presented at the 2008 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 28-31, 2008, San Jose, Costa Rica.

41.  E. M. Ekanayake, Sunando Sengupta, and Renee Forbes, “The Impact of Product Recall Announcements on Market Returns”. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Society of Business, Industry, and Economics Conference, April 15-18, 2008, Destin, Florida.

42.  E. M. Ekanayake and Bala Veeramacheneni, “Exchange Rate Volatility and Trade Flows:  Evidence from Asian Countries”, Paper presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Society of Economists, March 4-8, 2008, Houston, Texas.

43.  E. M. Ekanayake and Sunando Sengupta, “How Do Markets React to Changes in Federal Funds Target Rates?: An Empirical Study”. Paper presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Economics and Finance, February 13-16, 2008, Nashville, Tennessee.

44.  E. M. Ekanayake, Leila Halawi and Subrina D’Souza, “The U.S. Trade and Investment Relations with the Middle East”. Paper presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Economics and Finance, February 13-16, 2008, Nashville, Tennessee.

45.  Bala Veeramacheneni, Richard Vogel and E. M. Ekanayake, “Global Competitiveness, Technology Outsourcing and Engineering Education: The Case of USA, India, and China”, Paper presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Economics and Finance, February 13-16, 2008, Nashville, Tennessee.

46.  E. M. Ekanayake, “Analysis of the U.S.-China Intra-Industry Trade”, Paper presented at the 2007 International Academy of Business and Economics Annual Conference, October 14-17, 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada.

47.  E. M. Ekanayake, Robin Rance, and Mihalis Halkides, “The Stock Market’s Reaction to Changes in the Federal Funds Target Rate”, Paper presented at the 2007 International Academy of Business and Economics Annual Conference, October 14-17, 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada.

48.  Richard Omotoye, E. M. Ekanayake, and Kwadwo Bawuah, “Africa and Strategies for Future Development: More Aid or More Trade”, Paper presented at the 2007 International Academy of Business and Economics Annual Conference, October 14-17, 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada.

49.  E. M. Ekanayake, Robin Rance, and Mihalis Halkides, “Effects of Federal Funds Target Rate Changes on Stock Prices”, Paper presented at the 2007 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 23-26, 2007, San Jose, Costa Rica.

50.  E. M. Ekanayake, Amit Mukherjee, and Robin Rance, “Trade Creation and Trade Diversion of the Asian Regional Trade Agreements”, Paper presented at the 2007 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 23-26, 2007, San Jose, Costa Rica.

51.  E. M. Ekanayake and Bala Veeramacheneni, “Regional Trade Blocks and International Trade: A Comparison Study of Asia and Latin America”, Paper presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Society of Economists, March 13-17, 2007, San Diego, CA.

52.  E. M. Ekanayake, John Ledgerwood and Sulakshana Sen, “The U.S. Intra-Industry Trade with Caribbean Countries”, Paper presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Economics and Finance, February 14-17, 2007, Jacksonville, Florida.

53.  E. M. Ekanayake, Bala Veeramacheneni and Richard Vogel, “Trade Creation and Trade Diversion of the Proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas”, Paper presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Economics and Finance, February 14-17, 2007, Jacksonville, Florida.

54.  E. M. Ekanayake, Mihalis Halkides, Robin Rance and Iliana Filyanova, “Intra-Industry Trade between the United States and Latin American Countries”, Paper presented at the Winter 2007 Global Conference on Business and Finance (GCBF), January 3-6, 2007, South Padre Island, Texas.

55.  E. M. Ekanayake, Mihalis Halkides, John Ledgerwood and Iliana Filyanova, “Intra-Industry Specialization and Trade Expansion in the U.S. Trade with the Free Trade Areas of the Americas (FTAA)”, Paper presented at the 2006 International Academy of Business and Economics Annual Conference, October 15-18, 2006, Las Vegas, Nevada.

56.  E. M. Ekanayake and Amit Mukherjee, “Valuable and Trustworthy? Toward an understanding of Trust-Value Dilemmas of Market Relationships”, Paper presented at the 33rd Meeting of the Northeast Business and Economics Association, October 12-14, 2006, Oakdale, New York.

57.  E. M. Ekanayake, Amit Mukherjee and Bala Veeramacheneni, “Trade Blocks and the Gravity Model: Evidence from Western Hemispheric Countries”, Paper presented at the 2006 Academy of International Business Northeastern Region (AIB-NE) Annual Conference, October 6-8, 2006, Milton, Massachusetts.

58.  E. M. Ekanayake, and Amit Mukherjee, “Epistemic Communities and the Global Alliance against Tobacco Marketing”, Paper presented at the 2006 Academy of International Business Northeastern Region (AIB-NE) Annual Conference, October 6-8, 2006, Milton, MA.

59.  E. M. Ekanayake, Bala Veeramacheneni, and Richard Vogel, “Impact of IT Outsourcing on Indian Agriculture”, Paper presented at the 59th Annual Conference of New York State Economic Association (NYSEA), September 29-30, 2006, Loudonville, NY.

60.  E. M. Ekanayake, Robin Rance, Mihalis Halkides, and Bala Veeramacheneni, “Latin American Regional Trade Agreements and Their Impact on Trade”, Paper presented at the 2006 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 31-June 3, 2006, San Jose, Costa Rica.

61.  E. M. Ekanayake, Robin Rance and Mihalis Halkides, “Lead, Lag, and Immediate Relationships between the Rate of Change of the Federal Reserve Funds Rate and the Equity Markets”, Paper presented at the 2006 Global Conference on Business and Finance, May 31-June 3, 2006, San Jose, Costa Rica.

62.  E. M. Ekanayake, Bala Veeramacheneni, Amit Mukherjee, and Iliana Filyanova, “Regional Trade Agreements and Intra-Industry Trade: The Case of the U.S. Trade with Western Hemispheric Trading Blocks”, Paper presented at the Southern Regional Science Association, 45th Annual Meeting, March 30-April 1, 2006, St. Augustine, Florida.

63.  E. M. Ekanayake and Bala Veeramacheneni, “Economic Integration and Intra-Industry Trade: The Case of U.S.-CAFTA Trade”, Paper presented at the Southwestern Society of Economists, 32nd Annual Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, March 1-4, 2006.

64.  E. M. Ekanayake, Bala Veeramacheneni and Richard Vogel, "A Universal Economics Database – An Economists Pipe Dream or Reality”, Paper presented at the Eastern Economic Association, 32nd Annual Conference, Philadelphia, NY, March 1-3, 2006.

65.  E. M. Ekanayake and Bala Veeramacheneni, "An Empirical Estimation of the Level of Vertical and Horizontal Intra-Industry Trade between the United States and NAFTA Partners”, Paper presented at the Southwestern Society of Economists, 31st Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, March 1-3, 2005.

66.  E. M. Ekanayake, Bala Veeramacheneni and Richard Vogel, "Income Inequality, Stock Markets, and Growth”, Paper presented at the Southwestern Society of Economists, 31st Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, March 1-3, 2005.

67.  E. M. Ekanayake, Bala Veeramacheneni and Richard Vogel, "Information Technology, Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth: An Indian Case Study”, Paper presented at the Eastern Economic Association, 31st Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., March 4-6, 2005.

68.  E. M. Ekanayake and Robin Rance “Lead, Lag, and Immediate Relationships between the Rate of Change of the Federal Reserve Funds Rate and the Equity Markets”, Paper presented at the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, 12th Annual Meeting, London, August 27-28, 2005.

69.  E. M. Ekanayake, Bala Veeramacheneni and Richard Vogel, "The Effects of Computer Virus on Corporate Profits”, Paper presented at the Eastern Economic Association, 30th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., February 20 - 22, 2004.

70.  E. M. Ekanayake, Bala Veeramacheneni and Richard Vogel, "Information Technology and Economic Growth: A Causal Analysis”, Paper presented at the Southwestern Economic Association, 30th Annual Conference, Orlando, March 2 - 6, 2004.

71.  E. M. Ekanayake, Robin Rance and Mihalis Halkides, “International Business Strategy Patterns and Bilateral Trade Flows: The Republic of South Africa and its Sub-Saharan Trading Partners”, Paper presented at the Fourteenth Annual Economic Research Symposium, Jackson, Mississippi, November 10, 2004.

72.  E. M. Ekanayake and E.B.A. St. Cyr, "Savings Functions for Trinidad and Tobago", paper presented at the 23rd Conference of the Regional Program of Monetary Studies, Belmopan, Belize, Nov. 24-27, 1991.

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E.M. Ekanayake, Ph.D

Professor of Economics/Business Administration

 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Economics
  • M.A. in Economics
  • M.S. in Economics
  • M.Phil. in Economics
  • B.A. (Hons.) in Economics/Statistics

 Current research interests:

  • International trade
  • International investment
  • Economic growth
  • Regional integration
  • Financial markets
  • Exchange rate volatility
  • Intra-industry trade.

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