Invited Speakers

We are pleased to announce that distinguished colleagues Jonathan BattenEuston Quah, and Ahmed Khalid will join the conference as keynote speakers:

Jonathan Batten is professor of finance and CIMB-UUM Chair in Banking and Finance at the School of Economics, Finance and Banking at the University Utara Malaysia (Malaysia).  Prior to this position, he worked at the Monash University (Australia), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong), and Seoul National University (Korea). He is a well-known academician who has published articles in many of the leading economics and finance journals and currently serves as the Editor of Emerging Markets Review (SSCI), Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money (SSCI), and Finance Research Letters (SSCI). He was also the President of EBES from July 2014 till December 2018. His current research interests include: financial market development and risk management; spread modelling arbitrage and market integration; and the investigation of the non-linear dynamics of financial prices.  


Euston Quah is the Albert Winsemius Chair Professor and head of the Department of Economics at the Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). He is a prolific writer with publications in well-known international journals such as World Development, Applied Economics, Environment and Planning, Journal of Environmental Management, International Review of Law and Economics, Journal of Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, among others, and 6 books. He is the editor of the Singapore Economic Review (SSCI). He is also the President of Economic Society of Singapore and Adjunct Principal Research Fellow at IPS (National University of Singapore). His areas of expertise are environmental economics, resource allocation and cost-benefit analysis, law and economics and household economics.  


Ahmed Khalid is professor of economics at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) and the Dean of UBD School of Business and Economics (Brunei). Prior to this position he worked at the Bond Business School (Australia), the National University of Singapore (Singapore), World Bank (visiting Consultant), Asian Development Bank (visiting Consultant), the Planning Ministry of Pakistan (Advisor to the Minister) and Washington and Lee University (visiting Scholar) (USA). His visiting academic appointments include Nanyang Technology University (Singapore), Lahore University of Management Sciences (Pakistan), and Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (Pakistan). Professor Khalid’s research interests include applied macroeconomics and monetary economics, applied econometrics, financial crisis and financial sector reforms with particular reference to emerging economies in East- and South-Asia and globalization and financial market integration. He is Associate Editor of Singapore Economic Review. His publications include four books, many internationally refereed articles and chapters in books.

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