The 3rd Vietnam Symposium in Banking and Finance (VSBF), jointly organized by the Association of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts (AVSE Global), the International Society for the Advancement of Financial Economics (ISAFE), and The College of Economics - Hue University will take place on 25-27 October 2018, in Hue city, 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 and finance. 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.


Special Workshop on "Central Banking and Regulation"

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

Invited SpeakersFrancisco Nadal De Simone (Central Bank of Luxembourg, Luxembourg), Gauti Eggertsson (Brown University, USA), Xavier Freixas (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, Spain), Ilknur Zer (Federal Reserve Board, United States), ECB (TBA), BIS (TBA


Special Workshop on "Cryptocurrencies: Technology, Risks, and Regulatory Framework"

Organizers: Dominique Guégan (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Labex RéFI, & IPAG Business School, France), Hans-Jörg von Mettenheim (Acanto Research & IPAG Business School, France)

Invited SpeakersStéphane Blemus (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - Sorbonne Law School, France), Dominique Guégan (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Labex RéFI, & IPAG Business School, France), Hans-Jörg von Mettenheim (Acanto Research & IPAG Business School, France), Nir Vulkan (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom), AMF Regulator (TBA), Fintech Expert (TBA)


Keynote Speakers

Professor Douglas CummingOntario Research Chair in Economics and Public Policy, York University, Canada


Douglas Cumming, J.D., Ph.D., CFA, is a Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship and the Ontario Research Chair at the Schulich School of Business, York University. Douglas has published over 150 articles in leading refereed academic journals in finance, management, and law and economics, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of International Business Studies and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. He is the incoming Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Corporate Finance, effective January 2018. He is the Founding Editor of Annals of Corporate Governance, and Co-Editor of Finance Research Letters, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. He is the coauthor of Venture Capital and Private Equity Contracting (Elsevier Academic Press, 2nd Edition, 2013), and Hedge Fund Structure, Regulation and Performance around the World (Oxford University Press, 2013).  He is the Editor of the Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurial Finance (Oxford University Press, 2013), the Oxford Handbook of Private Equity (Oxford University Press, 2013), the Oxford Handbook of Venture Capital (Oxford University Press, 2013), the Oxford Handbook of Sovereign Wealth Funds (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2017), and the Oxford Handbook of IPOs (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2017). Douglas’ work has been reviewed in numerous media outlets, including The Economist, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Globe and Mail, Canadian Business, the National Post, and The New Yorker.


Professor Xavier Freixas, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, Spain


Xavier Freixas is a Professor at UPF, Research Professor at the Barcelona GSE, and a research fellow at CEPR. He is director of the UPF Department of Economics and Business and a member of the Steering Committee of the Barcelona GSE Master Program in Finance.

Professor Freixas is former President of the European Finance Association and Chairman of Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Risk Based Regulation Program. He has previously been Deutsche Bank Professor of European Financial Integration at Oxford University, Houblon Norman Senior Fellow of the Bank of England and joint executive director of Fundación de Estudios de Economía Aplicada (FEDEA), and a professor at Montpellier and Toulouse Universities.

He has been a consultant for the European Investment Bank, the New York Fed, the European Central Bank, the World Bank, the Interamerican Development Bank, and MEDD.

Professor Freixas is associate editor of the Journal of Financial Intermediation and the Journal of Financial Services Research.


Important Dates

Submission deadline
June 30, 2018

Notification of review results
July 31, 2018

Registration deadline
September 10, 2018

Conference event
October 25-27, 2018

Program Co-chairs

Sabri Boubaker, South Champagne School of Management & University of Paris Est, France

Duc Khuong Nguyen, IPAG Business School, France

Associated Journals


Special Issue "Neural Networks, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Risk Management in Banking and Finance" under the Guest Editorship of Duc Khuong Nguyen (IPAG Business School, France), Charalampos Stasinakis (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom) and Hans-Jörg von Mettenheim (IPAG Business School & Acanto SAS, Le Rheu, France)


In consultation with the conference organizers and the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, authors of best conference papers will be invited to submit their papers to a regular issue of the Journal.

Organizing Committee

Please feel free to contact the organizing committee via vsbf2018@sciencesconf.org.  

  • Tuan Dao, Academy of Policy and Development, Vietnam
  • Theu Dinh, University of Paris Est, France & AVSE Global
  • Phuong Le, Paris Saclay University, France & AVSE Global
  • Giang Nguyen, Paris Saclay University, France
  • Hai Nguyen, Chinese University of Hong Kong & AVSE Global
  • Hung Pham, The College of Economics - Hue University, Vietnam
  • Phuong Pham, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Syrine Sassi, South Champagne School of Management, France
  • Quan Truong, The College of Economics - Hue University, Vietnam
  • Hoai Vo, Academy of Policy and Development, Vietnam
  • Tri Vo, IPAG Business School, France & AVSE Global

Conference Venue

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