Dear Colleagues,

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Vietnam Symposium in Banking and Finance which was initially scheduled on 29-31 October 2020 has been postponed. This Symposium will be held on 28-30 October 2021 in Hanoi. We would like to take this opportunity to express our deep appreciation for your interest in and support for the VSBF2020 and will update you about the details of next year's conference at a later stage.

Organizing Committee


The 5th Vietnam Symposium in Banking and Finance (VSBF), 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 29-31 October 2020, 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.   

Tom Smith, Emeritus Professor of FinanceThe University of Queensland & Head of Department of Applied Finance, Macquarie University, Australia


Tom Smith is an Emeritus Professor of Finance Emeritus Professor of Finance at the University of Queensland and Head of Department of Applied Finance at Macquarie University. Tom’s research interests are in the areas of Environmental Finance, Asset Pricing Theory and Tests, Design of Markets - Market Microstructure, and Derivatives. He has been ranked as the number one finance academic in Australia and New Zealand by both the Journal of Financial Literature and the Pacific Basin Finance Journal.

His articles have appeared in leading journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Business, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Fixed Income, and Journal of Portfolio Management.

Tom is particularly proud of all of his PhD students and the fact that they have more than 50 tier 1 publications. He is currently the editor of the Accounting & Finance journal.


Workshop on Central Banking and Regulation

Workshop on FinTech

Workshop on Long-term Asset Management

  • Organizers: Duc Khuong Nguyen (IPAG Business School, France)
  • Invited Speakers: Jean-François Boulier (Former CEO of AVIVA Investors France, President of French Institutional Investors Association - AF2I, & Editor-in-Chief of Bankers, Markets and Investors)

Important Dates

Submission deadline
July 31, 2020

Notification of review results
August 20, 2020

Registration deadline
September 15, 2020

Conference event
October 29-31, 2020


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

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

Program Co-chairs

Sabri Boubaker, EM Normandie Business School & University of Paris Est, France

Xuan Hai NguyenCo-Director of Economic Policy Group, AVSE Global

Thi Hoang Anh Pham, Banking Academy, Vietnam

Publication Opportunities

Special Issue of Annals of Operations Research on the theme “Risk Models in Banking and Finance: Networks, Data Analytics and Complex Systems”, under the editorship of Stephane Goutte, Duc Khuong Nguyen, Ahmet Sensoy, and Nikolas Topaloglou. See Call for Papers.


In consultation with the Editors-in-Chief of Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Quarterly Journal of Finance and AccountingResearch in International Business and Finance, Review of Corporate Finance, 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 Dr. Sabri Boubaker, Dr. Duc Khuong Nguyen, Dr. Thi Hoang Anh Pham, and Dr. Tri Vo.


Upcoming Conferences

VSBF2021: 28-30 October 2021

VSBF2022: 27-29 October 2022

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