You are cordially invited to submit your research papers for presentation at the 2nd Vietnam International Conference in Finance (VICIF-2015) that will take place on the 4th-5th of June 2015 in Ho Chi Minh City, a high-octane city of commerce and culture of Vietnam.

The VICIF-2015 conference, hosted by the University of Economics and Law, and jointly organized by the Vietnam Finance Association International and the Foreign Trade University, will be an excellent opportunity for academics, doctoral students, and practitioners to share interests, present new research results, and discuss current and challenging issues in finance and related topics. The conference co-chairs, and the scientific and organizing committees welcome submissions in all the areas of finance for presentation at the conference. 

Conference Program

Conference Booklet




Professor Roni Michaely, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, United States


Professor Michaely's research interests are in the area of corporate finance, capital markets and valuation. His current research focuses on conflict of interest in the capital markets, corporation payout policy, and the pricing and optimal trading mechanisms of IPOs.

Michaely has published numerous works (several of which received best-paper awards) in refereed journals such as the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Business, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. His research has been also frequently featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, Investor's Business Daily, The San Francisco Chronicle, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Barrons, Money, Reuters, Worth, and others.

A 1999-2000 Whitcomb Fellow who received the Johnson Award for Exceptional Research for 2001-2002, Michaely's research has received several awards and honors. Recent awards include the 2000 Journal of Finance Smith Breeden Prize for distinguish paper, the 2000 Western Finance Association Award for the best paper on capital formation, the Review of Financial Studies 1999 Barclays Global Investors/Michael Brennan Runner-up Award, the 1999 Western Finance Association Award for the best paper, 1996 Quantitative Alliance Group Prize for best paper, and the 1996 Western Finance Association Award for best paper on investments.

Michaely was appointed to a director of the Israel Securities Authority (ISA) in January 1998. He currently also serves as an associate editor for the Review of Financial Studies.


Professor Ania Zalewska, Director of the Centre for Governance and Regulation, University of Bath, United Kingdom 


Professor Zalewska's primary research focuses on studying implementation and consequences of regulation, issues of the pension industry with a focus on pension reforms, pension funds’ performance and asset allocation, and impact of pension reforms on the development of financial markets. I also research on corporate governance (managerial incentives, board issues, capital and ownership structure), corporate finance (privatisation, valuation and performance of initial public offerings, modelling and estimation of market risk) and issues of emerging markets (development, investment opportunities, integration and efficiency). She is Director-at-Large of the Multinational Finance Society (MFS) since 2011 and Associate Editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance since 2014. Her articles have appeared in, among other journals, European Economic ReviewEconomic Journal, Journal of Empirical Finance, and Journal of Financial Economics.



The conference will offer one Best Paper Award (US$1,000) and one Best PhD Student Paper Award (US$500) in the areas of investment and financial markets, corporate finance, and financial institutions.



  • Viet Anh Dang, Manchester Business School, United Kingdom
  • Hung Nhu Duong, University of Economics and Law – HCM City, Vietnam
  • Duc Khuong Nguyen, IPAG Business School, France



High-quality research papers presented at the conference are eligible to be considered for publication in the special issues of the Research in International Business and Finance and the Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies.

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Also, in consultation with the conference organizers, and the managing and subject editors of Emerging Markets ReviewJournal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, and Journal of Multinational Financial Management, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their papers to a regular issue of these journals.



April 15, 2015: Deadline for paper submission (new deadline)

March 30, 2015: Notification of acceptance/rejection

May 5, 2015: Registration deadline

June 4-5, 2015: Conference event

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