Date of Birth: 09/25/1947
Place of birth: Colombo
Nationality: Sri Lanka
Coomaraswamy (Vela) Velupillai was born September 25, 1947-th in Colombo, Sri Lanka (Colombo, Sri Lanka). Revealing the details of his autobiography, Vela said that he was influenced by several economists, including Bjorn Thalberg (Bj & # 246; rn Thalberg), Richard Goodwin (Richard Goodwin), Dick Day (Dick Day), Lance Taylor (Lance Taylor) Tony Lawson (Tony Lawson).
Velupillai was educated at the Royal College of Colombo (Royal College Colombo). He earned a bachelor`s degree at the Faculty of Engineering of Kyoto University in Japan (Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan). Master`s Degree in Economics - at Lund University in Sweden (University of Lund, Lund, Sweden), and became Doctor of Philosophy (Economics) at the University of Cambridge (King`s College / King`s College). Initially, the curator of his doctoral thesis was Nicholas Kaldor (Nicholas Kaldor), and then it became Richard Goodwin.
Velupillai - Professor of Economics (Professore di Chiara Fama) at the University of Trento, Italy (University of Trento, Italy). Until recently he was a professor of economics at National University of Ireland, Galway (National University of Ireland, Galway), and a member of the Board of Girton College, Cambridge (Girton College, Cambridge).
Simultaneously with his position at the University of Trento, Velupillai is a senior visiting professor at the Madras School of Economics, Chennai, India (Madras School of Economics, Chennai, India).
At present, almost all the work Velupillai fully dedicated computational economics, macroeconomic theory and the history and philosophy of economics. In the field of computational economy its main task was to mathematize economic theory as micro- and macroscopic theory, using methods of recursion theory and constructive mathematics.
He worked in the staff of employees on a permanent and temporary basis at several universities, including the European University Institute, Fiesole, Italy (European University Institute, Fiesole, Italy), University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and the People`s University in Beijing (People`s University, Beijing). Velupillai also collaborated with a number of other European universities and research institutions. He is a founder of algorithmic research department of social sciences at the University of Trento.
The anniversary collection of articles `Computable, Constructive and Behavioural Economic Dynamics`, dedicated Velupillai activity was edited by Stefano Zambelli (Stefano Zambelli). The collection was published by the British publishing house `Routledge`.