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The 6th Vietnam International Conference in Finance

Conference dates

04 Jul 2019 - 05 Jul 2019


Danang, Vietnam


Call For Papers
The 6th Vietnam International Conference in Finance

4-5 July 2019, Danang, Vietnam

Keynote speaker: Professor Sumit Agarwal

We cordially invite you to submit your research papers for presentation at the sixth annual Vietnam International Conference in Finance (VICIF-2019) that will take place on the 4th - 5th of July 2019 in Danang, a coastal city with beautiful beaches in central Vietnam. 

The VICIF-2019 conference is jointly organized by the Vietnam Finance Association International, University of Economics – The University of Danang, Foreign Trade University, University of Economics and Law, Ho Chi Minh City Open University, and University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City. The conference will provide an excellent opportunity for academics, doctoral students, and practitioners to share interests, present new research ideas, and discuss current and challenging issues in finance and related topics. We welcome submissions in all areas of finance. Examples of the conference topics include, but are not limited to:
• Corporate finance and governance
• Financial markets and institutions
• Asset pricing and portfolio management
• Banking regulation and financial services
• Risk measurement and management

Keynote speaker: Professor Sumit Agarwal is the Low Tuck Kwong Distinguished Professor of Finance and Head of the Department of Finance at the Business School, and a Professor of Economics and Real Estate at the National University of Singapore. In the past, he has held positions as a Professor of Finance at the Business School, Georgetown University. Before that he was a senior financial economist in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and prior to joining the Chicago Fed, he was a senior vice president and credit risk management executive in the Small Business Risk Solutions Group of Bank of America. Professor Agarwal’s research interests include issues relating to financial institutions, household finance, behavioral finance, international finance, real estate markets and capital markets. He has published over fifty research articles in journals such as the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, Management Science, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking among others. Additionally, he has written a book titled Kiasunomics and also co-edited a collected volume on Household Credit Usage: Personal Debt and Mortgages.

Paper submission: Authors are invited to submit their full papers (in English) in WORD or PDF, no later than March 31, 2019, on the website of the conference ( Submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. 

Important dates
March 31, 2019 Deadline for paper submission 
April 29, 2019 Notification of acceptance/rejection (early decision available upon request)
May 17, 2019 Registration deadline
July 4-5, 2019 Conference event

Publication opportunities: In consultation with the conference organizers and the Editors-in-Chief of Economic Modelling, authors of best papers presented at the conference will be invited to submit their manuscripts to a regular issue of the Journal. And a limited number of papers will be invited to submit to Journal of Asian Business Economic Studies to be considered for inclusion in their regular issue. 

Best paper awards: All papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award (USD 1,000).

Scientific committee
Henk Berkman, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Sabri Boubaker, Champagne School of Management, France
Carole Comerton-Forde, University of New South Wales, Australia
Anh Viet Dang, University of Manchester, UK
Abe de Jong, Monash University, Australia
Fangjian Fu, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Omrane Guedhami, Unversity of South Carolina, USA
Chuan Yang Hwang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Ambrus Kecskés, York University, Canada
Paul Koch, Iowa State University, USA
Ben Marshall, Massey University, New Zealand
Ronald Masulis, University of New South Wales, Australia
Felix Meschke, University of Kansas, USA
Vikram Nanda, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Thanh Ngo, East Carolina University, USA
Duong Nguyen, University of Massachusetts, USA
Hai Xuan Nguyen, Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK
Khuong Duc Nguyen, IPAG Business School, France
Minh Nguyen, Newcastle University, UK
Nga Nguyen, Marquette University, USA
Nick Nguyen, Massey University, New Zealand
Peter Kien Pham, University of New South Wales, Australia
Hieu Van Phan, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
S. Ghon Rhee, University of Hawaii, USA
Merih Sevilir, Indiana University, USA
Anh Luong Tran, City University London, UK
Chau Trinh, University of Bristol, UK
Hai Tran, Loyola Marrymount University
Au Hai Truong, Monash University, Australia
Mathijs A. van Dijk, Erasmus University, the Netherlands
Nuttawat Visaltanachoti, Massey University, New Zealand
Mitch Warachka, University of San Diego, USA

Conference program chairs
Truong Xuan Duong, Iowa State University, USA
Anh Thuy Vo, University of Economics – the University of Danang, Vietnam

Organizing committee
Lam Tung Dang and Man Dang, University of Economics – the University of Danang, Vietnam
Thuy Thu Nguyen and Kien Dinh Cao, Foreign Trade University, Vietnam
Son Hung Tran, University of Economics and Law – HCM City, Vietnam
Vinh Xuan Vo, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ha Pham, Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Vietnam
Bohui Zhang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

Contact for queries 
Kien Dinh Cao ( 
Truong Xuan Duong (