Finance & Economics Readings
This book is a compilation of the best papers presented at the 2017 installment of the Asia-Pacific Conference on Economics & Finance (APEF), which is held annually in Singapore. With a great number of submissions, it presents the latest research findings in economics and finance and discusses relevant issues in today's world. The book is a useful resource for readers who want access to economics, finance and business research focusing on the Asia-Pacific region. Dr.Tan Lee Ming has a Masters in Applied Finance from The University of Adelaide and a Bachelor's degree in Statistics from the National University of Singapore. He is currently the conference director at East Asia Research Pte. Ltd and oversees the academic conferences organized by the company. Using his good knowledge in academic publishing, he is the co-editor for numerous proceedings published by the company. 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 Associate Professor since June 2014 and the Managing Editor of International Journal of Business and Society (IJBS), an internationally refereed journal indexed in SCOPUS bibliographic database, Emerging Sources of Citation Index (ESCI), 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 from October 2013 - April 2014. Mr. Lee-Ming is the founder of East Asia Research and he obtained his Master of Applied Finance from the University of Adelaide. He is deeply interested in how humans function and react with each other. An insight into how people's minds think and how they work together is invaluable in just about every field. Outside of work, he enjoys outdoor activities and occasional computer games. Dr. Tan Jing Hee is an Executive Director of East Asia Institute of Management as well as the Chairman of its Academic Board. He has worked as a Retail Manager, a Senior Science Master of a government secondary school, and as a Merchandising Manager of Robinsons Departmental Store, with responsibilities in its Menswear Division. In 1973, he joined the Singapore Institute of Management, eventually becoming its Chief Operating Officer. In 1994, he wrote doctoral thesis on Developing a Factor Model of Management Work in Singapore, for which he was awarded his Ph.D. from Henley Management College/Brunel University.
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