Lectures by distinguished scientists

 

Professor Robert J. Barro, PhD from Harvard University 
 
 
Topic: IMPACT OF TAXES AND REGULATIONS ON ECONOMIC GROWTH
 
Robert J. Barro is Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics at Harvard University, a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and a B.S. in physics from Caltech. 

Barro is co-editor of Harvard’s Quarterly Journal of Economics and has been President of the Western Economic Association and Vice President of the American Economic Association. He was a viewpoint columnist for Business Week from 1998 to 2006 and a contributing editor of The Wall Street Journal from 1991 to 1998. He has written extensively on macroeconomics and economic growth. 

Recent research involves rare macroeconomic disasters, corporate tax reform, religion & economy, empirical determinants of economic growth, and economic effects of public debt and budget deficits. Recent books include Religion and Economy (forthcoming with Rachel McCleary), Economic Growth (2nd edition, with Xavier Sala-i-Martin), Nothing Is Sacred: Economic Ideas for the New Millennium, Determinants of Economic Growth, and Getting It Right: Markets and Choices in a Free Society.

 
During the Conference Economics of Digital Transformation (EDT) that took place in Opatja, Croatia on from June 2 to June 4, 2019 the professor Robert J. Barro, PhD from Harvard University gave us an interesting interview.
 
 
 

 

 

Prof. Chen Ying, National University of Singapore, Faculty of Science, Singapore 
 
 
 
Topic: SENTIMENT ASSET PRICING WITH DNN SUPERVISED LEARNING

Prof. Chen Ying is a financial statistician and data scientist. She develops statistical modelling and machine learning methods to analyse nonstationary, high frequency and large dimensional complex data such as cryptocurrency, limit order book, and renewable energy. She also works on business intelligence, forecasting, text mining and sentiment analysis, and network analysis. Chen is Associate Professor in Department of Mathematics, National University of Singapore. She also holds Joint Appointment in Department of Statistics and Applied Probability (1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021), and Courtesy Appointment in Department of Economics (April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2021) at the National University of Singapore. She is also Faculty member in NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering since July 2016. Chen is Associate Editor of Statistica Sinica (August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2020), Statistics and Its Interface, Computational Statistics and the Journal Operations Research and Decisions. Chen is ISI Elected Member since March 2016. She is Scientific Secretary and member of Executive Committee of the International Association for Statistical Computing (IASC) from July 2017 to June 2019 and Board of Director ordinary member of the Asian Regional Section (ARS) of IASC. She is regular member of the Advisory Board of Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020.
 
 
 

  
 

Prof. Wolfgang Karl  Härdle, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institute for Statistics und Econometrics School of Business and Economics, Berlin, Germany
 
Topic: THE FUTURE OF CRYPTO CURRENCIES
 

Prof. Wolfgang K. Härdle, is an icon of financial econometrics, being ranked among the top three German statisticians. He has been director of the Ladislaus von Bortkiewicz Chair of Statistics at the Department of Economics and Business Administration at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin since 1992. He is Coordinator of the "Collaborative Research Center 649: Economic Risk". Since October 2013 he has also headed the newly established International Research Training Group, a joint project with Xiamen University in China. His research interests are smoothing methods, discrete choice models, statistical modelling of financial markets and computer-aided statistics. His more recent work deals with the modelling of implied volatilities and the statistical analysis of financial risk.

 
 

 


Prof. Cathy Yi-Hsuan Chen, University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Business School, UK
 

Topic: CRIX THE CRYPTO INDEX
 

Prof. Cathy Yi-Hsuan Chen is professor at Adam Smith Business School in University of Glasgow since March 2019. Previously she held a professorship in the School of Business & Economics in Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and the Mercator Fellow of International Research Training Group 1792 – High Dimensional Non-Stationary Time Series. She is an associate editor of Digital Finance and also Computational Statistics. She is currently heading a special issue on "Machine learning in Finance” in Digital Finance. 
Her research interests include (1) textual analysis in Finance; (2) information distillation from social media; (3) financial technologies and cryptocurrencies; (4) systemic risk in banking industry.  She has published her research in Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Business Economics and Statistics, Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance and Quantitative Finance.  She had organized the data science conferences such as "A Cambridge-INET and Humboldt-IRTG conference: Text, Herding and Sentiment” 2017.09.12-13, and  29th (EC)2 Conference on "Big Data Econometrics with Applications” in 13-14.12.2018, Roma, Italy.  Her research on systemic risk have been invited by European central bank and German central bank for a seminar talk.
 

 
 
 
 Prof. Hoda Mansour, PhD (University of Business and Technology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) 



Topic: ISLAMIC FINANCE
 
Prof. Mansour is an economist with ten years’ experience of working on economic development in and on MENA region. With a PhD in Political economy and professional experience gained through work in several institutions in the Middle East, Gulf and Europe, she has gained expertise in private sector development and political economy of the Middle East. Prof. Mansour Senior Consultant on different project related to the Saudi Vision 2030, Jeddah, KSA and has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the UNHABITAT.

 
 

 
 
 
 Prof. Ernest Vlačić
 
 
 Topic: AGILE TRANSFORMATION AND INNOVATION LEADERSHIP IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY ERA

 
Ernest Vlačić, Ph. D., graduated with an MBA degree at Henley Management College (UK), and he completed his doctoral degree at the Faculty of Economics and Business in Zagreb. Apart from the work in the higher education system, he is the founder and the director of NOVAMINA, the Centre of Innovative Technologies Ltd.
His work and research are focused on strategic management, innovation policies and organization processes, and in his lecture, he will combine two segments: the innovation management and the e-management of the digital transformation process.

 


 
Prof. Dr. Heinrich H. Förster, CFA, International School of Management Cologne, Germany


Topic: COST OF CAPITAL DETERMINATION: AN APPLICATION WITH DEFINED BENEFIT PLANS
 
 
 
Dr. Heinrich H. Förster, CFA is Professor of Corporate Finance at the International School of Management (ISM) in Germany. His interest lies in the broader area of corporate finance, valuation, capital market theory, and empirical capital market research. Before joining academia he worked as a management consultant and financial advisor with a track record of successful engagements and deals in Europe and the United States. His experience covers corporate finance advisory as well as turnaround and restructuring situations.
Prof. Förster studied financial economics as well as law at the University of Cologne, Germany. He holds both an M.Sc. equivalent in financial economics and a J.D. equivalent specializing in corporate law. He received his Ph.D. at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany with a thesis about an economic and legal analysis of the German law of prospectus. He is a Charted Financial Analyst, CFA charterholder, and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society Germany.


 

 
Prof.dr. Manuel González-Díaz, Ph.D., University of Oviedo, Spain

Topic: CONTRASTING THE GOVERNANCE OF SUPPLY CHAINS WITH AND WITHOUT GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS: COMPLEMENTARITY BETWEEN LEVELS
 
 

Manuel González-Díaz (Ph.D., University of Oviedo, 1994) is Professor of Business Economics at the University of Oviedo (Spain). He is member of the boards of the International Society of Franchising (ISoF) and of the Asociación Científica de Economía y Dirección de Empresas (The Spanish Management Association) and he also works as occasional consultant for companies and institutions on governance and organizational issues. Formerly he visited University of Michigan Ross School of Business in 2002 and 2016 and he was the Dean of the School of Economics and Business at the University of Oviedo.

 

His main research interests are the inter-organizational relationships, focusing on their governance mechanisms and performance. His work is published in top journals like Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Business Venturing and International Journal of Research in Marketing.  He is guest editor in Business Research Quarterly and he has also published in teaching-oriented journals (Revista de Ciencias de la Educación). He has obtained 496 citations in Google Scholar (H index: 13).

 



 
 
Prof. Radosław Pastusiak and prof. Magdalena Jasiniak  from University of Lodz, Poljska
 
Topic: ECONOMY OF HAPPINESS AND PSYCHOLOGY OF WEALTH
 

 
 
 
 
 Prof.  Marijke Boven                                                                                                                                                                       

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences (NL LEEUWAR01)
The Netherlands
from 06/05/2019 till 11/05/2019  on EFRI International Business Workshops 2019

Topic: "Communication in Business Negotiations”
 
 

 

     Prof. Pei Pei Vong
NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences (NL LEEUWAR01)
The Netherlands
from 06/05/2019 till 11/05/2019  on EFRI International Business Workshops 2019
Topic: Culture in Business Negotiations

 
 
 
Prof. Joanna Wędrychowicz
NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences (NL LEEUWAR01)
The Netherlands
from 15/05/2018 till 20/05/2018 on EFRI International Business Workshops 2019 

 
 



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