Nelson Perera earned a Bachelor of Science (first class) degree from the University of Sri Lanka, a Master's degree (honours) in Commerce from the University of Wollongong and a PhD in Economics from La Trobe University. Since joining the University of Wollongong, Nelson has taught statistics, forecasting, econometrics, management science, operational research and quantitative research methods for marketing.
Nelson was the Director of Graduate Studies, in the Economics Department of the University of Wollongong. Nelson has supervised over 20 PhD and 10 Masters students at the University of Wollongong. He has presented papers and seminars at United Nations Centre for Regional Development in Japan and the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, UOW