Call for Papers

The key theme of the Vietnam’s Business and Economics Research Conference (VBER2019) is “Vietnam’s Place in the Asia Pacific Region”. The key objective of our VBER2019 is to bring together academics, practitioners and policymakers to discuss ongoing research on a wide range of theoretical and empirical issues related to financial development, economic growth, poverty and inequality in the emerging markets. Papers from PhD scholars and masters students are particularly welcome.

Potential topics may include the following areas: (i) Financial Development & Economic Growth including Financial Depth; Financial Liberalisation and Stability; Financial Institutions; Public Expenditure & Policies; (ii) Poverty & Inequality including Accessing to Financial Products/ Services; Rural Development; Social Equality; Social Economics; Gender Differences; and Inequality & Financial Security; (iii) Corporate Finance and Governance including Asset Pricing; Portfolio Management and Optimization; Market and Credit Risks; (iv) Accounting and Auditing; and (v) Management and Marketing.

Keynote Speakers

This VBER2019 Conference welcomes a world class keynote speaker Michael McAleer from Asia University, Taiwan; Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands; and the University of Sydney, Australia. Michael McAleer holds a PhD (Economics), 1981, from Queen´s University, Canada. He is University Research Chair Professor, Department of Finance, Asia University, Taiwan; Erasmus Visiting Professor of Quantitative Finance, Econometric Institute, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Professor McAleer serves as the Editor-in-Chief of six international journals as well as on the editorial boards of a further 40+ international journals, and has guest co-edited numerous special issues of the high-qualified peer-reviewed journal. Professor McAleer has published 750+ journal articles and books in economics, theoretical and applied financial econometrics, quantitative finance, risk and financial management.

In addition, Professor Tim Barmby from University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom will attend VBER2019 as a keynote speaker. Professor Tim Barmby is visiting Professor of Economic History at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is a frequent speaker on various international networks. His academic background is mainly in empirical labour economics, though in recent years he has concentrated on historical aspects of labour markets, predominately those of the 18th and 19th centuries. His present focus is on the evolution of labour contracts as economies move from pre-industrial to industrial stages.

The VBER2019 also invites Professor Chia-Lin Chang from National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan to deliver a keynote speech. Professor Chang is an elected Distinguished Fellow at various prestigious universities and institute in Asia, Europe, and Africa. Chia-Lin Chang is a member of the Editorial Boards of 20+ international journals, and has guest co-edited special issues of the Scopus-indexed and SCI journals. Professor Chang has over 100 journal publications, most of which are in Web of Science Clarivate Analytics and Scopus, and chapters in books and edited and fully refereed conference proceedings volumes. Her research areas include financial econometrics, applied statistics, quantitative finance, risk and financial management, energy economics, energy finance, applied time series analysis.

The VBER2019 warmly welcomes Professor Zhaoyong Zhang from Edith Cowan University, Australia. Prior to joining the university, Professor Zhang was a Professor of Economics & Finance at NUCB Graduate School of Commerce & Business in Nagoya, Japan, and Associate Professor at National University of Singapore. Zhaoyong is Co-Director of FEMARC at Edith Cowan University. He was included in the 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals in the twenty-first century by Cambridge International Biographical Center in 2008. He was coedited four special issues with the international journals including Papers in Regional Science and the Word Economy. Professor Zhang has published a book manuscript, numerous chapters in book and hundreds of articles in international journals. His major research interests are international trade and finance, East Asian financial crisis, East Asia monetary and economic integration, foreign exchange policy and reform in China.

“Sharing is Caring” Session – Preparing Future Generations of Vietnam’s World Class Researchers and Practitioners

Mr Vo Hai Long, a PhD scholar at the University of Western Australia (UWA), will share the experience of his research journey at UWA and the approach to conducting a literature review and adopting empirical analyses for high quality academic studies. Long’s study is sponsored by the Australian Government and UWA. He has papers published in Sustainability, Economic Systems; under revision for the World Economy; and submissions to top tiered journals including American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Empirical Economics.

Ph.D scholars/ Master students Forum

The Vietnam’s Business and Economics Research Conference (VBER2019) will include a PhD & Masters Forum for Business (Finance, Accounting, Management, Banking, Marketing, Auditing) and Economics Students who are currently working on their dissertation/papers. The one-day forum will offer accepted students the unique opportunity to present their research and have their work discussed by distinguished academics. Throughout the seminar, selected research techniques on conducting a comprehensive literature review and evaluating relevant econometric techniques will be presented. Attendees will be provided with hands-on experience on the topic(s)/research they are currently working on with experienced researchers and they will receive valuable advice.