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JRFM Webinar | The Future of Economics and Finance

28 Apr 2021, 00:00

Economics, Finance, Risk Management, Financial Management
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1st JRFM Webinar

The Future of Economics and Finance

As can be seen in the 2020 JRFM Annual Report, the Journal of Risk and Financial Management (JRFM) has significantly increased the number of publications, citations, readers, editorial board members, and reviewers. Moreover, JRFM has established many sections, covering many topical and challenging aspects of economics and finance. The webinar will cover the topic "The Future of Economics and Finance", which describes the coverage and direction in which the journal and its numerous sections will be moving.

Prof. Dr. Michael McAleer
Department of Finance, College of Management,
Asia University,
Taichung, Taiwan

Date: 28 April 2021

Time: 2:00 pm CEST

Webinar ID: 837 4667 6117

Webinar Secretariat: [email protected]

Chairs: Prof. Dr. Michael McAleer

The following experts will present and talk:

Prof. Dr. Michael McAleer, Asia University, Taiwan

Michael McAleer holds a PhD (Economics), Queen's University, Canada. He is University Research Chair Professor, Department of Finance, College of Management, and Department of Bioinformatics and Medical Engineering, College of Information and Electrical Engineering, Asia University, Taiwan; Erasmus Visiting Professor of Quantitative Finance, Econometric Institute, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Adjunct Professor, Department of Economic Analysis and ICAE, Complutense University of Madrid (founded 1293), Spain; Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. On numerous occasions, he has been a distinguished visiting professor at the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University and Osaka University, Japan; University of Padova (founded 1222), Italy, Complutense University of Madrid (founded 1293), Spain; Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy; University of Zurich, Switzerland; University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong; and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is an elected Distinguished Fellow of the International Engineering and Technology Institute (DFIETI), and an elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA), International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (FIEMSS), Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (FMSSANZ), Tinbergen Institute, The Netherlands, Journal of Econometrics, and Econometric Reviews. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Risk and Financial Management (MDPI), and has guest-edited numerous Special Issues in JRFM. In terms of academic publications, he has published 1000+ journal articles and books in economics, financial econometrics, quantitative finance, risk and financial management, econometrics, statistics, time series analysis, energy economics and finance, sustainability, carbon emissions, climate change econometrics, forecasting, informatics, data mining, bibliometrics, and international rankings of journals and academics.

Prof. Dr. Shawkat Hammoudeh, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA

Prof. Shawkat Hammoudeh is an expert in gas and oil pricing, and its effects on the economy. He has served as the senior economist to the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries and as a researcher for the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research. He has earned grants to study world oil prices and is the co-author of journal articles on the price of gas and oil and its connection to the U.S. markets.
Hammoudeh earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Baghdad and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Kansas. He is current Editor-in-Chief of the Section “Energy and Environment: Economics, Finance and Policy” in JRFM (MDPI).

Prof. Dr. Siri A. Terjesen, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), USA

Dr. Siri Terjesen is the Associate Dean of Research and External Relations and the Phil Smith Professor of Entrepreneurship at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida, and Professor .2 at the Norwegian School of Economics (Norges Handelshøyskole: NHH) in Bergen, Norway. She joined FAU in August 2019 from American University in Washington D.C., where she served as Professor and Director of the American University Center for Innovation and was co-PI of the NSF I-Corps site grant to commercialize tech-based entrepreneurship.
Dr. Terjesen is a nationally recognized expert in higher education, strategic management, and entrepreneurship. She serves as one of 14 voting directors on the National Board for Education Sciences (NBES), which advises the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences and oversees approximately USD 1 billion in education research annually. This pro bono federal appointment by the U.S. President will continue until 2024. Dr. Terjesen has served as a reviewer for similar national-level efforts for the Swedish and Norwegian governments’ higher education schemes, and has also been an advisor to the World Bank, Kauffman Foundation, and a variety of think tanks. Dr. Terjesen is an affiliated researcher with Catalyst (New York), Indiana University’s Institute for Development Strategies, and the Ratio Institute (Stockholm), and serves on the board of Strata, a 501c3 attached to Utah State University.
Dr. Terjesen’s teaching at undergraduate, graduate, and executive education levels has received several awards, including FAU College of Business’ most outstanding teacher (2020) and American University’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life’s most outstanding faculty member (2017) and Kogod School of Business as “excellent” in teaching (highest recognition every year), and Indiana University’s Sauvain Undergraduate Professor of the Year and Alpha Kappa Psi’s student-selected favorite professor awards. She mentors fifteen students through the UNCF Koch Scholars program.
Dr. Terjesen’s research on entrepreneurship, corporate governance, and strategy has been published in over 80 articles, 2 books, many white papers, and manuscripts (e.g., for Kauffman Foundation, World Bank, and U.S. Small Business Administration), and has received over 11,000 citations on Google Scholar. She publishes in leading journals such as Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Operations Management, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Leadership Quarterly, and Strategic Management Journal. Her research is featured in international media including Bloomberg, US News & World Report, the Times, and CNBC. Dr. Terjesen is current Editor-in-Chief of the Section “Business and Entrepreneurship” in JRFM (MDPI).
Dr. Terjesen received her undergraduate education at the University of Richmond (1997), her master’s at NHH in Norway (2002) as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, PhD at Cranfield University in the UK (2006), and postdoc at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.

Prof. Dr. Thanasis Stengos, University of Guelph, Canada

Prof. Thanasis Stengos joined the Department of Economics at the University of Guelph in 1984, where he was University Research Chair from 2004 to 2019. He received his BSc and MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and PhD from Queen's University.
His main teaching area is econometrics. His research interests are in nonparametric methods and empirical growth. He has published in many other areas in economics, including labor, empirical finance, applied demand analysis and economic history. Prof. Thanasis Stengos is Editor-in-Chief of the Section “Economics and Finance” in JRFM (MDPI) and Guest Editor of several successful Special Issues in JRFM, such as Special Issue "Nonparametric Econometric Methods and Application"; Special Issue "Recent Developments in Cryptocurrency Markets: Co-movements, Spillovers and Forecasting".


Program

Speaker/Presentation

Time in CEST

Chair Introduction

2:00 – 2:05 pm

Prof. Dr. Shawkat Hammoudeh

The Future of Energy Economics

2:05 – 2:40 pm

(with Q&A)

Prof. Dr. Thanasis Stengos

Research Challenges and Opportunities for Publishing under COVID

Slides of the presentation available here.

2:40 – 3:15 pm

(with Q&A)

Prof. Dr. Siri A. Terjesen

The Future of Business and Entrepreneurship Research

Slides of the presentation available here.

3:15 – 3:50 pm

(with Q&A)

Closing of Webinar
Prof. Dr. Michael McAleer

3:50 – 4:00 pm

Webinar Content

On Wednesday 28 April 2021, MDPI and the Journal of Risk and Financial Management organized their first webinar entitled “The Future of Economics and Finance”.

Prof. Dr. Michael McAleer was meant to chair the webinar, however, due to illness, he was unable to attend.

Prof. Dr. Shawkat Hammoudeh from Drexel University held the first presentation and discussed the required actions in future energy economics.

The second presentation was given by Prof. Dr. Thanasis Stengos from University of Guelph. Prof. Dr. Stengos talked about the recent journal publication challenges and opportunities researchers’ were faced with during COVID-19.

Prof. Dr. Siri A. Terjesen from Floria Atlantic University was the third speaker and gave a presentation directly linked to the theme of the webinar – she discussed the future of economics and finance.

Their presentations were followed by a Q&A. The webinar was offered via Zoom and required registration to attend. The full recording can be found here on Sciforum website. In order to stay updated on the next webinars on JRFM, be sure to sign up for our newsletter by clicking on “Subscribe” at the top of the page.


Unanswered Question during the webinar
Could you speak of the citations impact of retracted papers, especially in Impact Factors of journals?
Retracted papers do create citations of the "wrong" type. Yet, this is part of the discovery process of how research moves forward and even though these citations are directed to "correct" flawed research results, they also serve into pointing the road to more solid outcomes. In other words citations or "attention", whether positive or negative is what makes research move forward.
-- Prof. Dr. Thanasis Stengos

Relevant Special Issues

AI and Financial Markets II
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Shigeyuki Hamori, Prof. Dr. Tetsuya Takiguchi
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021

Artificial Neural Networks in Business
Guest Editor: Dr. Jakub Horak
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021

Economy under the Conditions of a Creative Society
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Tomas Kačerauskas
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021

FinTech and the Future of Finance
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Jakub Górka, Prof. Dr. Malte Krueger
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2021

Machine Learning Applications in Finance
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Jong-Min Kim
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021

Smart Cities Research in Enabling Technologies and Tools
Guest Editors: Dr. Stephen Chan, Dr. Yuanyuan Zhang, Dr. Jeffrey Chu, Dr. Shou Hsing Shih
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021

Technical Analysis of Financial Markets
Guest Editor: Dr. Reza Tajaddini
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021

Trends in Information Technology
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Aleksy Kwilinski, Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Kuzior, Prof. Dr. Oleksii Lyulyov
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021

The Use of Big Data in Finance
Guest Editor: Dr. Paulo Ferreira
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021

The Future of Banking Risk and Regulation
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Stefano Zedda
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021

Innovation, Internationalization and Entrepreneurship
Guest Editors: Prof. Renata Korsakienė, Prof. Hasan Dinçer, Dr. Serhat Yüksel
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021)

Green and Sustainable Finance
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Sabri Boubaker, Prof. Dr. Pierre Chollet, Prof. Dr. Souad Lajili-Jarjir
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2021

Frontiers in Quantitative Finance
Guest Editor: Dr. Tihana Škrinjarić
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021

Topical Collection
Frontiers in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Collection Editors: Dr. Saralees Nadarajah, Dr. Stephen Chan, Dr. Yuanyuan Zhang, Dr. Jeffrey Chu

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