2019 Asia-Pacific Conference on Economics & Finance (APEF 2019) will be held in Singapore. APEF 2019 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 is a good opportunity to meet old friends again and meet new ones for future research collaborations.
This year’s sessions will look at how US-China trade war is affecting the world economy. We welcome all papers on the topics of Economics and Finance to be presented at APEF 2019, happening on the 25th and 26th July 2019 at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront.
What can you expect at APEF 2019?
- 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
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.
Dr Steven Cochrane,
Chief APAC Economist ,
Steven G. Cochrane, PhD, is Chief APAC Economist with Moody’s Analytics. He leads the Asia economic analysis and forecasting activities of the Moody’s Analytics research team, as well as the continual expansion of the company’s international, national and subnational forecast models. In addition, Steve directs consulting projects for clients to help them understand the effect of regional economic developments on their business under baseline forecasts and alternative scenarios. Steve’s expertise lies in providing clear insights into an area’s or region’s strengths, weaknesses and comparative advantages, relative to macro or global economic trends. A highly-regarded speaker, Dr. Cochrane has provided economic insights at hundreds of engagements over the past 20 years and has been featured on Wall Street Radio, the PBS News Hour, C-SPAN and CNBC. Through his research and presentations, Steve dissects how various components of the macro and regional economies shape patterns of growth.
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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- PhD Students
- Thought leaders
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- Provincial Government and Municipalities
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Grand Copthorne Waterfront
392 Havelock Rd
Overlooking the Singapore River, this upscale, high-rise hotel is 7 km from the beaches on Sentosa island and 6 km from the Universal Studios Singapore amusement park.
Streamlined rooms feature minibars, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs; upgraded rooms feature marble bathrooms and/or river views. Suites add separate living rooms; luxe 1- and 2-bedroom apartments include full kitchens. Room service is available.
Breakfast, parking and a local shuttle are free. There's a 1940's Shanghai-style restaurant, a casual international eatery and an Italian grill, plus 2 bars. Other amenities include a fitness centre, a pool & a hot tub, along with a salon.