Officers


PRESIDENT

Josef C. Brada 
is Professor of Economics emeritus at Arizona State University and a Foreign Member of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He has also served as a Visiting Professor at universities in the United States, Europe and Asia and as consultant to the World Bank, OECD, United Nations, USAID and various governments. His research focuses on international economics, macroeconomics and the economics of transition, and his work has appeared in the Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economica, International Organization, etc.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Siong Hook Law
is Associate Professor in the Economics Department of Universiti Putra Malaysia. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. Currently, he is the editor-in-chief for the International Journal of Economics and Management. He was a visiting scholar at the Department of Economics, University of California. He teaches financial economics, microeconomics, econometrics, and time series analysis. Publications include Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, World Economy, Economic Modelling, Economic Letters, Economic Systems, Journal of Economic Inequality, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, International Journal of Finance and Economics, etc
 
Chia-Ying Ma
is currently Professor of Accounting at Soochow University. He has served as Visiting Professor at Xiamen University and Dongbei University of Finance and Economics. He is a licensed CPA in the United States, Taiwan and China. Professor Ma received his PhD in economics from Lehigh University. His research includes the effect of privatization on firm efficiency, the optimal timing of privatization and investment behavior of firms. His work has been published in Economic Systems, Oxford Economic Papers, Review of Transition Economics, etc.  
 
Gulnur Muradoglu is a Professor of Finance at Queen Mary University of London. She is the Director of the Behavioural Finance Working Group. She has worked as the Director of PhD Programme for Cass Business School, as Director of MSc. Finance for Manchester Business School and as assistant and associate professor respectively for Bilkent University. She has been at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as a Fulbrighter and at Warwick Business School as a Visiting Fellow. She is doing research on behavioral finance and emerging markets. She has launched the Behavioural Finance Working Group and has been co-chairing its annual conferences. She has published more than forty articles in various journals including The Journal of Banking and Finance, European Journal of Financial Management, The Journal of Behavioural Finance, Journal of Economics and Business, Journal of International Business, European Journal of Finance, and many others.
 
Vladimir Tomsik
has PhDs in economic policy from the University of Economics, Prague and economics from Charles University. In 2009, he was appointed professor of finance at the University of Economics in Prague.  Previously, he worked as Chief Economist at the financial and consulting group Newton Holding and also as head of the Economics Institute at Newton College. From September 2005 to his appointment to the Board of the Czech National Bank (CNB) he was deputy head of the team analysing the rules for multilateral trade and investment agreements at the World Trade Institute in Switzerland. He was appointed a member of the Czech National Bank’s  Board in December 2006 and CNB Vice-Governor in July 2010. . He regularly speaks and publishes on monetary policy and macroeconomics at home and abroad.
 
Dayong Zhang
received his PhD from the University of Birmingham in 2006 and is currently Professor of Economics at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China. Professor Zhang’s research interest covers broad areas of economics and financial issues in emerging economies. His recent research specializes in energy economics, energy finance and financial stability in China. Some of his recent works appear in international academic journals such as Journal of Banking and Finance, the Energy Journal, Energy Economics, Urban Studies, Econometrics Reviews, and Emerging Market Finance and Trade. He also acted as the guest editor for Emerging Market Finance and Trade, and helped to organize conferences associated with the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets.  
 
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