The 6th Vietnam Symposium in Banking and Finance (VSBF2021), jointly organized by the Association of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts (AVSE Global), the Banking Academy of Vietnam, and the International Society for the Advancement of Financial Economics (ISAFE) in partnership with the IPAG Business School will take place on 28-30 October 2021, in Hanoi, 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, finance, money and financial macroeconomics. 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.


Robert DeYoung, Koch Distinguished Professor in Business Economics and Harold Otto Chair of Economics, University of Kansas, USA


Robert (Bob) DeYoung is the Capitol Federal Distinguished Professor in Financial Markets and Institutions and holds the Harold Otto Chair in Economics at the University of Kansas School of Business. 

Prior to joining the KU faculty, Professor DeYoung was an Associate Director of Research at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, an Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, a Senior Economist at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and a Joyce Foundation Teaching Fellow at Beloit College. 

Professor DeYoung is co-editor of the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. He has twice testified before the United States Senate on bank regulatory issues. In 2015 he was named a Distinguished Scholar by the French Finance Association for “Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Finance and Banking.” He is a past President of the Southern Finance Association and is a past editor of the Journal of Financial Services Research. Bob earned a bachelors degree from Rutgers University-Camden and a doctoral degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He and his wife Julie live on a ranch outside of Baldwin City, Kansas.   


Haluk Unal, Professor of Finance, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, United States


Haluk Ünal is a Professor of Finance, at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, Special Advisor to the Center for Financial Research of the FDIC, and Senior Fellow at the Wharton Financial Institutions Center. He is also the Managing Editor of the Journal of Financial Services Research.

Mr. Unal holds doctorates in finance from Ohio State and in economics from Istanbul University, where he did his undergraduate work as well. Mr. Unal also earned a MS degree in accounting from Ohio State. He previously taught at the Ohio State University and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches corporate finance, management of financial institutions, and fixed income securities courses.

His current research focuses on executive compensation, corporate bonds, bank mergers, pricing default risk, risk management, and mutual-to-stock conversions in the savings and loan industry. He is published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Services Research, Journal of Money Credit and Banking, Journal of Banking and Finance, Review of Derivatives Research, and Journal of Financial Economics.

Mr. Unal has been a consultant to the World Bank, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Department of Justice. He is also on the academic council of Standard and Poor’s. Internationally, he delivered invited lectures in Portugal, China, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Switzerland, and Turkey. He also held executive training for Fannie Mae, Hughes Network Systems, Oracle, SAIC, and Wharton’s Executive Masters in Technology Management program.


Jonathan Batten
Professor of Finance, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia & Editor of Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money
Robert DeYoung
Koch Distinguished Professor in Business Economics and Harold Otto Chair of Economics, University of Kansas, USA & co-editor of the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking
Cheng-Few Lee
Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University, New Jersey & Editor of Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting
Haluk Unal
Professor of Finance, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, United States & Managing Editor of the Journal of Financial Services Research


Important Dates

Submission deadline: 15 August 2021

Notification of review results: 31 August 2021

Registration deadline: 30 September 2021

Conference event: 28–30 October 2021


Thi Kim Hao Do, Vice-President, Banking Academy of Vietnam, Vietnam

Duc Khuong Nguyen, Deputy Dean for Research, IPAG Business School, France & President, AVSE Global

Program Co-chairs

Sabri Boubaker, EM Normandie Business School, France

Hung Do, Massey University, New Zealand & Finance and Banking Network, AVSE Global

Thi Hoang Anh Pham, Banking Academy, Vietnam

Upcoming Conferences

VSBF2022: 27-29 October 2022

VSBF2023: 26-28 October 2023

Publication Opportunities


Special Issue of Research in International Business and Finance on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Finance under the Guest-Editorship of Prof. Sabri Boubaker, Prof. Duc Khuong Nguyen, and Prof. Davide La Torre. See Call for papers for more details.


Special Issue of Finance Research Letters on "New Perspectives on Corporate Social Performance: Firm’s Resilience in Crisis Times, Risk Mitigation and Organizational Regulation" under the Guest-Editorship of Prof. Maria Giuseppina Bruna and Dr. Abderrahman Jahmane, and under the Supervision of Prof. Samuel Vigne. See Call for Papers for more details.


Special Issue of Economic Modelling on "Sustainable economics and finance: Is the sky bluer than before?" under the Guest-Editorship of Prof. Sabri Boubaker. See Call for Papers for more details.

Economic Modelling


In consultation with the Editors-in-Chief of Annals of Operations Research, Journal of Forecasting, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Journal of Economic AsymmetriesQuarterly Journal of Finance and AccountingReview of Corporate Finance, International Journal of Financial Studies and Risk Management, authors of best conference papers will be invited to submit their papers to a regular issue of the Journals. 


Interested authors are also invited to submit their papers for publications in a Springer book "Advances in Banking and Finance", part of the "Contributions to Management Science" Series (Scopus Indexed) under the editorship of Sabri Boubaker, Duc Khuong Nguyen, Thi Hoang Anh Pham, and Tri Vo.


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