The 4th Vietnam Symposium in Banking and Finance (VSBF), jointly organized by the Association of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts (AVSE Global), the Banking Academy of Vietnam, and the International Society for the Advancement of Financial Economics (ISAFE) in partnership with the IPAG Business School will take place on 24-26 October 2019, in Hanoi, Vietnam. It aims at providing academics, doctoral students, and practitioners with a forum for presenting their research findings and discussing current and challenging issues in banking, finance, money and financial macroeconomics. The Symposium is also an ideal occasion for Vietnamese scholars to exchange research experiences and develop research projects with their international colleagues.

The symposium organizers welcome submissions of theoretical and empirical research papers (English only and in PDF files) in all areas of banking and finance for presentation. See the Call for Papers for more details on the potential topics.


Professor Jarrad HarfordChair of the Department of Finance and Business Economics & Paul Pigott-PACCAR Professor in Business Administration, University of Washington, United States


Jarrad Harford is Professor of Finance, Chair of the Department of Finance and Business Economics and Paul Pigott-PACCAR Professor in Business Administration at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. He received his PhD in Finance with a minor in Organizations and Markets from the University of Rochester. His primary research areas are mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and payout policy. He has consistently published work on these topics in the top finance journals. Some of his most highly-cited work is on corporate cash policy and on merger waves. He currently serves as a Managing Editor of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Corporate Finance.


Professor Brian Lucey, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin, Ireland


Brian Lucey is Professor of International Finance and Commodities at the Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin. He has served as Director (Dean) of Research at the Trinity Business School and also served on the Board of Trinity College, including its Finance committee. He has previously worked at the Central Bank of Ireland as an economist and regulator and in the Department of Health and Children as a statistician. He is Editor in Chief of International Review of Financial Analysis since 2013 and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Financial Research Letters and International Review of Economics and Finance from 2019. He is also the Founding Editor of Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance.

He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in a wide range of areas including international fiannce, behavioural finance, commodities and econometrics. He has taught at all levels from undergraduate to executive, mainly in corporate finance and in quantitative methods.

Professor Lucey holds a BA in Economics from Dublin, a MA in International Trade and Politics from National University of Ireland and a PhD in Finance from Stirling.


Workshop on Central Banking and Regulation

Organizers: Maria-Eleni K. Agoraki (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece), Georgios P. Kouretas (Athens University of Business and Economics, Greece & IPAG Business School, France), Duc Khuong Nguyen (IPAG Business School, France)

Invited SpeakersFrancisco Nadal De Simone (Luxembourg School of Finance, University of Luxembourg), Małgorzata Iwanicz-Drozdowska (Deputy Chair of the Board, Polish Financial Supervision Authority), Mattia Montagna (European Central Bank), Prakash Loungani (International Monetary Fund), Frank Packer (Bank for International Settlements, TBC) 


Special Session on FinTech and RegTech: The Reconceptualization of Finance and Regulation Technology

Organizers: Hans-Jörg von Mettenheim (Acanto Research & IPAG Business School, France)

Invited Speakers: Ron Große (Director Private Banking, Leiter Private Banking Braunschweig bei NORD/LB), Duong Nguyen (Financial Services Leader, IT Advisory Leader - Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia at EY & Vice-President of Vietnam Fintech Club), Hans-Jörg von Mettenheim (Acanto Research & IPAG Business School, France


Special Session on Green and Sustainable Finance

Organizers: Sabri Boubaker (South Champagne Business School, Troyes, France), Pierre Chollet (Institut Montpellier Management, University of Montpellier, Montpellier, FranceUniversity of Montpellier, Montpellier, France) and Souad Lajili-Jarjir (Institut de Recherche en Gestion, Université Paris-Est, Créteil, France)


Important Dates

Submission deadline
June 15, 2019

Notification of review results
July 31, 2019

Registration deadline
September 15, 2019

Conference event
October 24-26, 2019

Program Co-chairs

Associated Journals

Special Issue of International Review of Financial Analysis on the conference themes under the Guest Editorship of Sabri Boubaker (South Champagne Business School & University of Paris Est, France) and Duc Khuong Nguyen (IPAG Business School, France)


The Journal of Risk and Financial Management has a topical collection on "Green and Sustainable Finance", under the Guest Editorship of Prof. Sabri Boubaker (South Champagne Business School), Prof. Pierre Chollet (University of Montpellier), Prof. Souad Lajili-Jarjir (Université Paris-Est). Please see the Call for Papers for more details.


In consultation with the Editors-in-Chief of Finance Research Letters, International Review of Economics & FinanceJournal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Quarterly Journal of Finance and AccountingResearch in International Business and Finance, and Risk Management, authors of best conference papers will be invited to submit their papers to a regular issue of the Journals. 







Upcoming Conferences

VSBF2020: 29-31 October 2020

VSBF2021: 27-29 October 2021

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