Theories of price and money, business cycles, the functioning of financial markets, the Global economy, Economic theories, non-neoclassical economics, capacity economic State building, Macroeconomic dynamics
Professor Dr. Howard Nicholas is a Sri Lankan economist and social scientist, Senior Lecturer in Economics at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. His areas of interest are non-neoclassical economics, capacity building for economics related policy and business decision making. He has a wide range of experience and exposure in teaching around the world mainly on Financial Economics. His in depth knowledge and understanding of Global Macro Economic Environment and its impact on the world economy has led to contribute towards the development of the economy. Dr.Howard Nicholas leverage his knowledge in the area of financial markets and he has a tremendous ability on forecasting the financial markets.He mainly involves consultation in the areas of Macroeconomics, Financial Markets, forecasting the financial markets and the financial economics. Dr.Howard contributes all the key functions and the service delivery aspects of EIA. Among his publications we cite: Macroeconomic dynamics of the Surinamese economy (Teaching case study, Lim A Po Institute, Suriname, 2009), ‘Inflation in Sri Lanka: Ideology vs reality’ (chapter contribution in felicitation volume for Prof. W.D. Lakshman. University of Colombo), in W.M. Wimalaratne (ed) The Economics of Professor W.D. Lakshman, (University of Colombo, 2008), “World Economic Crisis, Deflation, Recession, and the Coming Shift in the Balance of Global Economic Power” (Paper presented at Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Colombo, Sri Lanka, October, 2008). M. Nicholas publishes also in Development and Change, the revue of the ISS and is a contributor to several national and international journals, his comments concerning mainly the status and future evolutions of the Sri Lankan economy.