Our Keynote Speakers
Taichung 41354, Taiwan
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; Adjunct Professor, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Economic Analysis and ICAE, Complutense University of Madrid (founded 1293), Spain; Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury, New Zealand; and IAS Adjunct Professor, Institute of Advanced Sciences, Yokohama National University, Japan.
On numerous occasions, he has been a distinguished visiting professor at the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University and Osaka University, Japan; University of Padova (founded 1222), Italy, Complutense University of Madrid (founded 1293), Spain; Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy; University of Zurich, Switzerland; University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong; and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
He is an elected Distinguished Fellow of the International Engineering and Technology Institute (DFIETI), and an elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA), International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (FIEMSS), Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (FMSSANZ), Tinbergen Institute, The Netherlands, and Journal of Econometrics.
He is the Editor-in-Chief of six international journals, is on the editorial boards of a further 40+ international journals, and has guest co-edited numerous special issues of the Journal of Econometrics (Elsevier), Econometric Reviews (Taylor and Francis), Environmental Modelling and Software (Elsevier), Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (Elsevier), North American Journal of Economics and Finance (Elsevier), International Review of Economics and Finance (Elsevier), Annals of Financial Economics (World Scientific), Journal of Risk and Financial Management (MDPI), Sustainability (MDPI), Energies (MDPI), Risks (MDPI), Journal of Economic Surveys (Wiley), Economic Record (Wiley), and China Finance Review International (Emerald).
In terms of academic publications, he has published 750+ journal articles and books in economics, theoretical and applied financial econometrics, quantitative finance, risk and financial management, theoretical and applied econometrics, theoretical and applied statistics, time series analysis, energy economics and finance, sustainability, carbon emissions, climate change econometrics, forecasting, informatics, data mining, bibliometrics, and international rankings of journals and academics.
PhD (in Economics), Queen’s University, 1981
Ilan Alon is Professor of Strategy and International Marketing at the School of Business and Law at the University of Agder. He holds a Ph.D. from Kent State University (USA).
Alon is a researcher in the field of international business with a focus on internationalization, modes of entry, political risk, cultural intelligence and emerging markets. His publications have appeared in journals, such as Harvard Business Review, Management International Review, International Business Review, Journal of International Marketing, and International Marketing Review. His books are published by Palgrave, Routledge, McGraw-Hill and others.
Alon is the Head of International Affairs for the School of Business and Law at the University of Agder, and former leader of the Emerging Markets research group. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Emerging Markets and the European Journal of International Management.
Previously, Alon has held research positions at Harvard University (USA), Georgetown University (USA) and University of International Business and Economics (China).
Alon has worked with government bodies, non-profit organizations, multinational companies and international associations on various projects, ranging from capacity development at the macro level to international business development at the firm or project level. Clients include USAID, illy, Darden, Disney, and others.
Alon is a frequent speaker or writer on various international networks including National Public Radio (USA), Voice of America (USA), RTV (Russia), the Financial Times (UK), and Dagens Næringsliv (Norway).
PhD, Kent State University
Taichung City 40227
Chia-Lin Chang is a University Distinguished Professor, Professor of Economics, Professor of Finance, and Director of the Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Centre (ANRRC) at National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Economic Analysis and ICAE, Complutense University of Madrid (founded 1293), Spain.
Chia-Lin Chang is an elected Distinguished Fellow of the International Engineering and Technology Institute (DFIETI), and an elected Fellow of the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (FMSSANZ). Chia-Lin Chang has been a visiting professor at the Econometric Institute, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Faculty of Economics and Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan; Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University, Japan; Faculty of Economics, Yokohama National University, Japan; Department of Economics, University of Padova (founded 1222), Italy; and Department of Finance, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China; and Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China.
Chia-Lin Chang is Executive Editor (Taiwan Journal of Applied Economics – TJAE), Editor-in-Chief (Journal of Medical and Health Economics – JMHE), Co-Editor-in-Chief (Journal of Reviews of Global Economics – JRGE; Journal of Management Information and Decision Sciences – JMIDS; Journal of Big Data and Computational Science – JBDCS), Senior Co-Editor in Chief (Advances in Decision Sciences – ADS). Chia-Lin Chang is a member of the Editorial Boards of 20+ international journals, and has guest co-edited special issues of the following journals: Journal of Econometrics (Elsevier), Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (Elsevier), North American Journal of Economics and Finance (Elsevier), Annals of Financial Economics (World Scientific), Advances in Decision Sciences (Hindawi), Sustainability (MDPI), Energies (MDPI), Journal of Risk and Financial Management (MDPI), Risks (MDPI), and China Finance Review International (Emerald).
Chia-Lin 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 applied econometrics, financial econometrics, applied statistics, quantitative finance, risk and financial management, energy economics, energy finance, applied time series analysis, forecasting, technology and innovation, empirical industrial organization, health and medical economics, tourism research, tourism management, bibliometrics, and international rankings of journals and academics.
PhD (in Economics), Université Catholique de Louvain
(School of Business and Law)
Edith Cowan University
270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup,
Western Australia 6027
Zhaoyong Zhang is a Professor of Finance and Economics in the School of Business and Law. He is also Head of the Asian Business and Organizational Research Group (ABORG). Zhaoyong began at Edith Cowan University as a visiting Professor in 2005. Prior to joining the university, he was a Professor of Economics & Finance at NUCB Graduate School of Commerce & Business in Nagoya, Japan, and Associate Professor at National University of Singapore (NUS).
He also held several visiting positions at universities in China, Japan, Korea, Macau, and South Australia. Zhaoyong was (Deputy) Director for the Centre for the Study of Transitional Economics (CSTE) at NUS, Director of Social Sciences Research Centre for Contemporary China (SSRCCC) at University of Macau, and Co-Director of FEMARC, School of Accounting, Finance & Economics, Edith Cowan University.
Zhaoyong 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.
PhD (in Economics), Belgium, 1991