• Keynote Speakers


     
    Professor of Avanidhar (Subra) Subrahmanyam, Distinguished Professor of Finance, Goldyne and Irwin Hearsh Chair in Money and banking at the University of California Los Angeles - Anderson School of Management

    Professor Avanidhar (Subra) Subrahmanyam is an expert in stock market activity and behavioral finance. He is known for his pathbreaking research in the use of psychological principles to explain stock price movements and has published numerous articles in leading peer-reviewed finance and economics journals.

    Appearing frequently in the media, Subrahmanyam is consulted for his expertise on the superior performance of value stocks and the phenomenon of stock market momentum to analyze spikes in gasoline prices, herd-like behavior around Apple stock, uncertainty in everyday use of the bitcoin crypto-currency and the effects of war on the stock market.

    Subrahmanyam’s current research interests range from the relationship between the trading environment of a firm’s stock and the firm’s cost of capital to behavioral theories for asset price behavior and empirical determinants of the cross-section of equity returns. “We need to accept that humans are governed by a number of non-rational considerations,” he says in relation to investing behaviors. “An investor may be reluctant to admit an erroneous investment decision, which may prevent correction of over-heated stock market valuations. Academic research has indicated to investors that irrational investing can cause a significant loss of wealth.”

    A founding editor of the Journal of Financial Markets, Subrahmanyam previously served as associate editor of the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Finance. He is a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Working Research Group on Market Microstructure.

    His scholarly efforts have been recognized with best paper awards at the Western Finance Association meetings and the International Conference of Finance in Taiwan, and he was honored with the Smith Breeden Prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Finance (1999). His documentation of market liquidity led to a number of studies analyzing why trading costs fluctuate over time and earned him the Fama-DFA prize for the best paper on investments published in the Journal of Financial Economics (2000).

    Subrahmanyam has served as a consultant to the Nasdaq Stock Market, the National Stock Exchange in Mumbai, India, San Jose Mercury News and Irwin/McGraw-Hill. He is a UCLA Anderson Inspirational 100 alumnus.

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    Professor Duc Khuong Nguyen, Professor of Finance and Deputy Director for Research at the IPAG Business School (France) 

    Dr. Duc Khuong Nguyen holds a MSc and a PhD in Finance from the University of Grenoble Alpes (France) and obtains his HDR (Habilitation for Supervising Doctoral Research) in Management Sciences in June 2009. He also completed the "Leaders in Development" program at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education (2013). In January 2013, he joined IPAG Business School as Professor of Finance and Deputy Director for Research. Before joining IPAG Business School, he served as Professor of Finance and Head of the Department of Finance and Information Systems at ISC Paris Business School (2006-2012), as Assistant Professor of Finance and Grenoble Graduate Institute of Business (2005-2006), and Research and Teaching Assistant at EM Lyon Business School (2003-2005).

    Dr. Nguyen is also a Non-Resident Research Fellow at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, a Visiting Professor at Vietnam National University, Hanoi - International School and was a Research Associate at the Department of Finance, Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne (CES), University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (2011-2015).

    His principal research areas concern emerging markets finance, energy finance, volatility modeling and risk management in international capital markets. His most recent articles are forthcoming and published in refereed journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Macroeconomics, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Review of International Economics, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, and World Economy.

     
    Professor Zhaoyang Gu, Director of the School of Accountancy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    Professor Zhaoyang Gu's research interests are capital market-based empirical accounting research such as analyst and management forecasts, earnings management, and valuation use of accounting information in the equity and debt markets.

    He has published his research findings in a number of top-tier journals: Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Review of Accounting Studies, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting.






    Capital market-based empirical accounting research such as analyst and management forecasts, earnings management, and valuation use of accounting information in the equity and debt markets
    Capital market-based empirical accounting research such as analyst and management forecasts, earnings management, and valuation use of accounting information in the equity and debt markets
    Capital market-based empirical accounting research such as analyst and management forecasts, earnings management, and valuation use of accounting information in the equity and debt markets