The Faculty of Economics and Administration (FEA) at the University of Malaya is the oldest economics faculty in Malaysia. Since its inception in 1966, FEA has contributed significantly to the national development agenda by providing research analyses that helped shape policies, and by nurturing high-level manpower with expertise in economics. As the faculty celebrated its 50th anniversary, it is timely to organize a conference to invite academics, researchers, industry players and regulators from around the world to take stock of what has been achieved, discuss economic issues currently faced by the world, bringing to the fore ideas on what policies are needed to surmount challenges both domestic and external.
This inaugural International Conference on Applied Economics and Policy (ICAEP) 2017aims to provide a platform for the interactions and networking among participants from around the world.
Thorsten Beck is Professor of Banking and Finance at Cass Business School and a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He was Professor of Economics from 2008 to 2014 at Tilburg University and the founding chair of the European Banking Center from 2008 to 2013. Previously he worked in the research department of the World Bank and has also worked as consultant for – among others – the European Central Bank, the BIS, the IMF, the European Commission, and the German Development Corporation.
Prof. Beck’s research, academic publications and operational work have focused on the relationship between finance and economic development, and the policies needed for an effective financial system. Recently, he has concentrated on access to financial services, including SME finance, as well as on the design of regulatory and bank resolution frameworks. In addition to numerous academic publications in leading economics and finance journals (such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics and Journal of International Economics), he has co-authored several policy reports on access to finance, financial systems in Africa and cross-border banking. His country experience, both in operational and research work, includes Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, Mexico, Russia and several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In addition to presentation at numerous academic conferences, including several keynote addresses, Prof. Beck is invited regularly to policy panels across Europe. He has also reached out to a broader audience through his policy columns that appear on Vox and the All About Finance blog hosted at World Bank. At present, he is (Co)-Managing Editor of Economic Policy and Co-Editor of the Review of Finance.
To provide a platform for academicians to interact with policymakers and industry players, we have reserved the afternoon of August 22 for three parallel policy forums. We will announce the speakers and panelists once all the arrangements have been finalized.
Best Paper Awards
A total of FIVE (5) papers will be selected, based on the recommendations of the Technical Review Committee, for the Best Paper Awards.
Selected papers from ICAEP 2017, subject to the normal refereeing process, will be invited to submit to 2 journals published by the Faculty of Economics and Administration.
Institutions and Economies is a SCOPUS-indexed journal. It has featured essays in a special issue in honor of prominent scholars such as Sanjaya Lall, Ungku Aziz, Alice H. Amsden and Osman Rani Hassan. Recently, the journal was awarded the CREAM award, an award given by the Ministry of Higher Education in recognition of journals with high potentials.
MJES is one of the oldest journals in Malaysia, with its inaugural issue published in 1963 (formerly known as Kajian Ekonomi Malaysia). The journal, indexed in Scopus and Emerging Sources Citation Index, is currently in volume 53.