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Best Paper Awards 2017

Best Research Paper

Prof. Kent Matthews
Cardiff University, UK

Asst. Prof. Tiantian Zhang
University of Nottingham Ningbo, China

Best Student Paper

Tharsinithevy Kirupananthan
Eastern University, Sri Lanka

Best Paper Awards 2016

Best Research Paper

Prof. Oliver Hülsewig
Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Best Student Paper

Ms. Nisansala Kulathunga
University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

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Conference Theme


The growth momentum of the global economy seems to be satisfactory, though there is a change in its direction.  US economy has not grown at the desired rate over last couple of years, whereas,  European and Asian countries had GDP growth more than projected, along with rise in global manufacturing and trade. Emerging markets' financial conditions have supported growth, though there has been tightening of US policy. Several emerging and advanced economies are still operating below capacity. At the same time, some factors are contributing to already high vulnerabilities and external imbalances. China has been following the policies of unsustainable private and public debt expansions and asset price booms. Similarly, in countries like India, Indonesia and Turkey, the corporate leverage and bank vulnerabilities have increased. As a result, corporate defaults have risen. In advanced economies, low interest rates have hidden vulnerabilities, while excessive liquidity has suppressed volatility and default risk. Low interest rates coupled with lower yields along with high non performing assets have reduced bank profits and made them more prone to financial distress.  Another problem has been , excessive global current account imbalances. Some current account imbalances can be desirable for growth, excessive imbalances reflect faulty policies or domestic distortions. These imbalances have to be corrected for more balanced and resilient growth. This has to be done through changes in foreign capital  inflows and asset prices.

Looking at the frequent boom -bust cycles in capital flows, the countries have learnt the lesson that they must manage the capital inflows, if they want to benefit from financial globalization. Normally, they employ a combination of tools, depending on the nature of risk. However, there are differences across countries with respect to policy response even in similar macro economic conditions. That means that some peculiar characteristics of the economy or political considerations may be important to make countries'  response different. The pertinent question here is that whether the capital controls persued by many countries have reduced financial crisis in last few years or not? Only research on these issues can answer these questions.

The theme of "Qualitative and Quantitative Economics Research - QQE 2018" is “The Challenges of Capital Inflows: Are Countries on the Same Line?

  • The papers are invited on the following topics , though not restricted to them:

    1. Capital Flows and Regulatory Requirements

    2. Exchange Rate Volatility and Capital Flows

    3. Structural Reforms and Capital Requirements

    4. External Rebalancing

    5. Monetary Policy and Fiscal Policy Controls

    6. Bank Consolidation , Efficiency and Profitability

    7. International Monetary System

    8. Financial Assets and  Debt Sustainability

    9. Macroprudential Policies

    10. Financial Stability Vulnerabilities

    11. Trade Integration and Capital Inflows

    12. Capital Controls and Cost of Debt

    13. Non Performing Assets

    14. Current Account Deficit and Growth

    15. Bank Profitability and Cost of Funding

    16. International Interest Rates

    17. Tax Administration Reforms

    18. Credit Supply and Corporate Productivity

    19. Private and Public Debt

    20. Foreign Direct Investments and Growth

Keynote Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Chanchal Chopra
Assoc. Prof. Chanchal Chopra
Janki Devi Memorial College
University of Delhi
"Foreign Capital Inflows and Capital Controls"


Procedia • The 2012 Conference Proceedings were published by Elsevier through
    Procedia Economics & Finance.
bull QQE 2018 Conference Proceedings: All accepted and presented papers at the conference (QQE 2018) will be published in the conference proceedings (Print ISSN: 2251-2012, E-Periodical ISSN: 2251-2020).
bull Journal on Business Review: All authors who present their papers at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their research paper for the GSTF Journal on Business Review (GBR) - Print ISSN: 2010-4804, E-periodical: 2251-2888. All submitted papers will go through a blind review process for acceptance and will be published without additional cost (digital).
bull Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the conference).
bull QQE 2018 will also constitute a Special Panel Session.
bull Panel Proposals are invited for submission. A minimum of three papers centering on a specific topic will be accepted for submission under Panel Category.

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Dr. Asya Validava
Kazan Federal University
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University of Basel
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Dr. Cesar Escalante
University of Georgia

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