2018 Asia-Pacific Conference on Economics & Finance (APEF 2018), supported by BEFfore from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, will be held in Singapore. APEF 2018 is the gathering place for economists and financial experts from academia, government, and the private sector to present their research results, exchange ideas and network.
This year’s sessions will look at how protectionist policies are affecting the world economy. We welcome all papers on the topics of Economics and Finance to be presented at APEF 2018.
This is a good opportunity to meet old friends again and meet new ones for future research collaborations. We invite you to join us at APEF 2018 on the 26th and 27th July 2018 in the cosmopolitan city of Singapore.
What can you expect at APEF 2018?
- Ample interaction opportunities for APEF delegates
- Top Singapore hospitality for all attending delegates
- An intellectually stimulating scientific program featuring more than 100 presentations by leading researchers, teachers, and practitioners
- An opportunity for East-West science and practice collaborations at APEF
Conference Papers Publishing
Authors are invited to submit their full papers after the conference for consideration for publication in a special issue of MDPI journal, Economies (ISSN 2227-7099). The journal is an international, open access journal published quarterly online by MDPI. Economies is indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI - Web of Science) and other databases.
MDPI will give expedited reviewing for APEF 2018 submissions. There is no article processing charge when the submitted full paper is selected for inclusion in MDPI journal Economies.
Registration fee includes the following:
- Program and abstract book
- Conference materials
- Coffee breaks and lunches
Dr Tan Jing Hee,
Executive Director & Chairman ,
Academic Board of East Asia Institute of Management
Dr. Tan Jing Hee is an Executive Director of East Asia Institute of Management as well as the Chairman of its Academic Board. He started work as a Retail Manager in a family business dealing with pharmaceutical products, toiletries and film development and processing. Dr Tan went on to become Senior Science Master of a government secondary school. After five years, he re-joined the private sector as a Merchandising Manager of Robinsons Departmental Store, with responsibilities over 6 departments in Menswear Division. In 1973, he joined the Singapore Institute of Management, initially as Information, Publications and Research officer before moving into management development responsibilities. During his 25 years stay in the institute, he helped to build it into the premier HRD organisation in the region. While in SIM, Dr Tan was also involved in establishing enterprise-wide MBO systems in six medium and large organisations in Singapore. In 1987, he co-edited a book on Developing Managers In Asia, published by Addison-Wesley. Dr Tan was the Chief Operating Officer of SIM before leaving it to pursue other interests. In 1994, he wrote doctoral thesis on Developing A Factor Model of Management Work in Singapore, for which he was awarded his Ph.D from Henley Mangement College/Brunel University.
Dr Kai-Hong Tee,
Senior Lecturer in Finance ,
Kai-Hong Tee is currently Senior Lecturer in Finance at Loughborough University School of Business and Economics in the United Kingdom. He has worked previously as a Lecturer in Finance at the University of Aberdeen and as a Property Investment Marketing Consultant on both residential and commercial sectors in the international properties markets based in Singapore. His research interests include the application of asymmetric risk measures on portfolio optimization, the study of liquidity risks, and efficient performance of managed futures and hedge funds. Other interests include exploring the hedging effectiveness of derivatives and the effectiveness of currency (portfolio) strategy for conditional hedging purposes. Dr. Tee’s research has been published in the European Journal of Operational Research, International Review of Financial Analysis, Applied Financial Economics, European Financial Management, Journal of Investment Strategies and Journal of Multinational Financial Management. He has a BA in Economics and Mathematics from the National University of Singapore, an MBA (with distinction) in finance from the Leeds University Business School, and a Ph.D. in Finance from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Mr Song Seng Wun,
CIMB Private Banking
Mr Song holds a Master of Arts in Econometrics from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He started his career as an economist in Malayan Banking Bhd in Kuala Lumpur.
In the early 1990’s, he moved to Singapore and worked as a Regional Economist with various major multi-national financial institutions such as Merrill Lynch; Warburg Dillon Read as well as ABN Amro.
Mr Song areas of focus are in the economies of ASEAN-5. He is a familiar icon in South-East Asia’s news media as he has greatly contributed his professional views on the regional financial markets.
Dr Nina Guyon,
Assistant Professor ,
Department of Economics at the National University of Singapore (NUS)
Dr Nina Guyon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She is also an affiliated researcher at the Interdisciplinary Lab for the Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) at Sciences Po (Paris, France). She has a PhD from the Paris School of Economics (PSE).
Dr Guyon`s research interests include economics of education, urban economics and evaluation of public policies. In her current research, she focuses on the impact of social segregation at school, parental involvement and students’ aspirations on educational achievement, thereby contributing to the international debate on the reduction of social inequalities in education.
Her research does not only focus on test scores, but also on children’s well-being. In 2012-2014, she ran a randomized control trial (RCT) in 320 schools in France to measure the impact of a policy aiming at decreasing the prevalence of violence in school. At the same time, she also implemented a survey in 500 primary schools to learn about the impact of a national policy targeting young children in need in the poorest neighborhoods of France. These projects led to the creation of two huge and unique databases on children’s cognitive and non-cognitive skills, which will be an amazing source of information to answer many opened questions in the field of economics of education.
Dr Guyon was awarded the European Economic Association Young Economist Award in 2010, and she received several large grants for her empirical work on education. Her research work has been published in top economics journals, including The Journal of Human Resources and The Review of Economic Studies.
Dr Evan Lau,
Associate Professor, Director of Centre for Business Economics & Finance Forecasting (BEFfore) ,
Evan Lau is a well-trained Universiti Putra Malaysia graduate with vast experience and research excellence covering the areas of International Economics with numerous applications of econometrics techniques. Recently he ventured into socioeconomic discipline including Economics of Crime and Suicide. He joined Faculty of Economics and Business Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) in 2005 soon after completing his Ph.D in 2004. He servicing as a senior lecturer since 2008 and promoted to Associate Professor from June 2014 to date. He holds the Managing Editor post for International Journal of Business and Society (IJBS), an internationally refereed journal indexed in SCOPUS bibliographic database, Malaysian Citation Centre (MCC), ProQuest publisher, Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, Cabell’s Directories (Economics, Finance and Management) and EBSCO Host Publishing. He is the director of Centre of Excellence for Business, Economics and Finance Forecasting (BEFfore), UNIMAS which among other serves as a platform and reference point for business, economic and finance forecasting. He was the Visiting Scholar in Faculty of Economics in University of Cambridge. He teaches both the undergraduates and the graduate courses.
To date, Evan Lau has impressive volume of articles in refereed journals (more than 65) and has also presented his research works in many international and local conferences. As part of recognition and internationalization, he was listed as Top 10% economists in Malaysia since 2008 and Top 12% in Asia since 2012 by the Research Papers in Economics RePEc database. He was also cited as Top 10 Most Productive Malaysian Based Authors in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for the year from 2001 to 2010, published by the Malaysian Citation Centre (MCC), Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) in 2012. Apart from that, his biography was selected to be listed in the 29th Edition of Who’s Who in the world for 2012. He also indeed contributed to society in terms of economic research studies. Thus, an invitation was extended to him for interviews in several special programs on Budget (2006, 2011), post budget 2013 and live radio interview in 2012 on the Malaysian broadcasting station. His profile is also made available at SCOPUS, RePEc, Research Gate,Google Scholar and Academia where he was among the highly cited authors in UNIMAS.
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