Invited Speakers

We are pleased to announce that distinguished colleagues Dorothea Schäfer, Euston Quah, and Clevo Wilson will join the conference as the keynote speakers and/or invited editors.

Dorothea Schäfer is the Research Director of Financial Markets at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and Adjunct Professor of Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University. She has also worked as an evaluator for the European Commission, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and Chairwoman of Evaluation Committee for LOEWE (Landes-Offensive zur Entwicklung Wissenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz des Bundeslandes Hessen). She managed various research projects supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the EU Commission, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Stiftung Geld und Währung. Her researches were published in various journals such as Journal of Financial Stability; German Economic Review; International Journal of Money and Finance; and Small Business Economics. She is regularly invited as an expert in parliamentary committees, including the Finance Committee of the Bundestag and gives lectures on financial market issues in Germany and abroad. She is also a member of the Editorial Board and Editor-in-Chief of the policy-oriented journal "Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung” and Editor-in-Chief of Eurasian Economic Review. Her research topics include financial crisis, financial market regulation, financing constraints, gender, and financial markets, financial transaction tax.

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.

Clevo Wilson is professor of economics at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia. His current research interests are environmental economics, ecological economics, agricultural and aquaculture economics, resource economics, tourism economics and management, transport economics and management, and economics of pollution control. He has undertaken research and published papers in diverse topics including tourism, aquaculture, energy and water conservation, agriculture, transport, natural disasters (floods and wildfires), impact of major projects and pollution on property values, environmental sustainability and conservation of wildlife. He has published many papers in top journals in his fields such as Ecological Economics, Tourism Management, Environment, Development and Sustainability, Energy Economics and Climatic Change, and his research has been widely cited (Google Scholar=4500+). Professor Wilson co-authored a book entitled Nature-based Tourism and Conservation: New Economic Insights and Case Studies published by Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. He is also the Editor of Economic Analysis and Policy (SSCI). He holds PhD in economics from University of St Andrews (UK).

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