Our Keynote Speakers
Professor Jac Birt joined the UWA Business School in January 2018. Previously she was employed at the UQ Business School, Monash Business School, the ANU and the University of Melbourne. She is a Professor of Accounting and also the Head of Department – Accounting and Finance for the UWA Business School.
Jac is a member of several external boards including AFAANZ, the IAESB Consultative Advisory Group and BEWA (Business Educators Western Australia). She is a Deputy Editor at the Accounting & Finance Journal and an Associate Editor at the Accounting Research Journal.
Jac’s research is predominantly in international accounting and accounting education. In international accounting she has published in areas such as segment reporting, voluntary disclosures and value relevance. In accounting education, she has published in areas such as XBRL, ICT use in accounting, international student learning and blended learning. She has published over 20 refereed journal articles including Abacus, Journal of Business Ethics, Sport Management Review, Australian Journal of Management, Accounting and Finance, Accounting Research Journal, Australian Journal of Adult Learning, Australian Accounting Review, Accounting in Europe, International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum and Accounting Education. She is currently working on projects including accreditation issues, team-based learning, internet reporting, pension plans, accounting regulation and insurance contracts.
Jac is also the main author on the leading Wiley Australian accounting textbook – “Accounting: Business Reporting for Decision Making” 6th edition.
Marc is a professor of Empirical Finance at the University of Zurich (UZH), Department of Banking and Finance, in lovely Zurich, Switzerland. His research interests include classic and modern statistical inference, time-series analysis, and financial risk prediction. He focuses on development of large-scale modeling and prediction of financial asset returns, advanced portfolio optimization methodologies, and algorithmic trading strategies.
Marc has published about 50 academic papers, and single-authored four graduate level books on probability theory, statistical inference, linear models, time series analysis, and financial econometrics.
He is also a member of several editorial boards of statistics and econometrics journals, and the Editor-in-Chief of a relatively new journal called Econometrics.
Professor WONG, Wing Keung obtained his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA with major in Business Statistics (Statistics and Finance) and obtained his Bachelor degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, with a major in Mathematics and a double minor in Economics and Statistics. Currently, he is a Chair Professor at the Department of Finance, Asia University. He was Full Professor at the Department of Economics, Hong Kong Baptist University and Deputy Director in at Risk Management Institute, National University of Singapore.
Professor WONG appears in “Who’s Who in the World” and gets Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. 2017, Marquis Who’s Who. His Erdos Number is 3. He is ranked top 1% by Social Science Research Network and in the list of top Taiwan economists and Asian economists and top economists by RePEc. He has more than 8000 citations in Google scholar, more than 4500 citations in Researchgate. His h-index is 51, (35 since 2015) and i10-index is 167, (136 since 2015) by Google Scholar citation.
He has been serving international academies, Government, society and universities, providing consultancy to several Government departments and corporations, and giving lectures and seminars to several universities. For example, he has been serving as editor, guest leading editor, advisor, associate editor for some international journals, appointed as an advisor/member of various international associations/institutes, serving as referee for many journals/conferences, supervising solely or jointly several overseas graduate students, appointed as external reviewer and external examiner by other universities, and invited by many universities/institutions to present papers or conduct seminars.
He has published more than two hundred papers including papers published in Contemporary Accounting Research, Annals of Applied Probability, Scientific Report, Mathematical Finance, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Economic Theory, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Economics Letters, Econometrics Journal, Quantitative Finance, Economic Inquiry, Energy Economics, Statistics and Probability Letters, Journal of Risk, Journal of Operational Research Society, Journal of Financial Econometrics, Journal of Forecasting, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Transport Policy, Personality and Individual Differences, Journal of Time Series Analysis, Applied Economics, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Journal of Behavioral Finance, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Global Finance Journal, Annals of Finance, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Accounting & Finance, Economic Modelling, Energy Policy, Applied Mathematics Letters, Journal of International Consumer Marketing, Statistical Papers, Japanese Economic Review, Global Economic Review, Multinational Finance Journal, Central European Journal of Mathematics, Journal of Asian Economics, Mathematical Scientist, Applied Mathematics Letters, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, International Review of Financial Analysis, Current Issues in Method and Practice, Sustainability, Risk Management, Scientific Reports, International Review of Economics & Finance, Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, Current Issues in Tourism, Finance Research Letters, Journal of the Korean Statistical Society, PLOS ONE, Sustainability, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Estudios de Economía, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, International Journal of Production Research, Resources Policy, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, World Economy, etc.