Keynote Speakers

2019 GFC - Zagreb School of Economics & Business, Croatia

Neven Mimica
European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development
 

Neven MATES
Member of the European Court of Auditors

 

2018 GFC - Paris, France

Prof. Finn E. Kydland
2004 Nobel Prize in Economics
The Jeff Henley Professor of Economics
University of California, Santa Barbara

Professor Kydland joined the UCSB faculty in July, 2004, when he was appointed to the Jeff Henley Chair in Economics. He previously taught at Carnegie Mellon University, where he earned his Ph.D. A native of Norway, he earned his bachelor’s degree at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. Kydland won the prize jointly with Edward C. Prescott of Arizona State University, who was a visiting professor at UCSB in winter quarter 2004, when he held the Maxwell and Mary Pellish Chair in Economics. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the two have made "fundamental contributions of great significance" to macroeconomic research. Kydland has published more than 50 papers, two of which have been cited more than 1,500 times. He is a research associate of the Federal Reserve Banks of Dallas, Cleveland, and St. Louis, and has been a visiting professor at universities in six countries. His honors and awards include the John Stauffer National Fellowship in Public Policy from the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University. He has been a fellow of the Econometric Society since 1992.

2017 GFC - Hempstead, New York, USA

Matthew Higgins
Vice President
International Research Function
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Edward Altman, Ph.D.
Peofessor, Stern School of Business
Leonard N. Stern School of Business
New York University, New York

Kaufman Management Center

2016 GFC - California State Univ., Fresno, Fresno, USA

Prof. Finn E. Kydland
2004 Nobel Prize in Economics
The Jeff Henley Professor of Economics
University of California, Santa Barbara

2015 GFC - Zhejiang University of Technology, China

Prof. Edward Prescott
Nobel Laureates in Economics
W. P. Carey School of Business
Arizona State University, Tempe

2014 GFC - American University of Sharjeh, Dubai, UAE

Prof. Jay Ritter
Joe B. Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair
Eminent Scholar

University of Florida Warrington College of Business

Prof. William L. Megginson
George Lynn Cross Research Professor, Finance PhD Program Director, Co-Director, Center for Financial Studies, Michael F. Price Chair in Finance

University of Oklahoma Michael F. Price College of Business

2010 GFC - Poznan, Poland

Prof. Robert Mundell

1999 Nobel Laureates in Economics

Columbia University

2008 GFC - Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Prof. Robert Mundell

1999 Nobel Laureates in Economics

Columbia University

Michael Moore, President, WTO

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

Michael Kenneth Moore ONZ AO PC was a New Zealand politician, union organizer, and author. In the Fourth Labour Government, he served in several portfolios including Minister of Foreign Affairs and was Prime Minister for 59 days before the 1990 general election elected a new parliament

2007 GFC - Melbourne, Australia

Hon. Michael Moore
Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

Former Chairman, The World Trade Organization (WTO)

Dr. Don Brash
Economist and New Zealand Political Leader

Dr. Geof Stapledon
Managing Director of Institutional Shareholders Services

Vice President, ISS, Australia

Mr. Cao Baijun

President of China Economic Cooperation Center

 

2005 GFC - Dublin, Ireland

Prof. Robert Shiller

2013 Nobel Laureates in Economics

Yale University

1998 GFC - Mexico City, Mexico

Prof. Lawrence Klein

1980 Nobel Laureates in Economics

University of Pennsylvania

c/o Professor Manuchehr Shahrokhi 
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