Society for the Study of Emerging Markets




Vladimir Tomsik has PhDs in economic policy from the University of Economics, Prague and economics from Charles University. In 2009, he was appointed professor of finance at the University of Economics in Prague. Previously, he worked as Chief Economist at the financial and consulting group Newton Holding and also as head of the Economics Institute at Newton College. From September 2005 to his appointment to the Board of the Czech National Bank (CNB) he was deputy head of the team analyzing the rules for multilateral trade and investment agreements at the World Trade Institute in Switzerland. He was appointed a member of the Czech National Bank’s Board in December 2006 and CNB Vice-Governor in July 2010. . He regularly speaks and publishes on monetary policy and macroeconomics at home and abroad.


Gulnur Muradoglu is a Professor of Finance at Queen Mary University of London. She is the Director of the Behavioural Finance Working Group. She has worked as the Director of PhD Programme for Cass Business School, as Director of MSc. Finance for Manchester Business School and as assistant and associate professor respectively for Bilkent University. She has been at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as a Fulbrighter and at Warwick Business School as a Visiting Fellow. She is doing research on behavioral finance and emerging markets. She has launched the Behavioural Finance Working Group and has been co-chairing its annual conferences. She has published more than forty articles in various journals including The Journal of Banking and Finance, European Journal of Financial Management, The Journal of Behavioural Finance, Journal of Economics and Business, Journal of International Business, European Journal of Finance, and many others.

Dayong Zhang received his PhD from the University of Birmingham in 2006 and is currently Professor of Economics at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China. Professor Zhang’s research interest covers broad areas of economics and financial issues in emerging economies. His recent research specializes in energy economics, energy finance and financial stability in China. Some of his recent works appear in international academic journals such as Journal of Banking and Finance, the Energy Journal, Energy Economics, Urban Studies, Econometrics Reviews, and Emerging Market Finance and Trade. He also acted as the guest editor for Emerging Market Finance and Trade, and helped to organize conferences associated with the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets.

Sel Dibooglu is a Professor of Finance and Economics at the University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Prior to his current position, he was a Professor at the University of Missouri St Louis and an Associate Professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in the USA. He also has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic, and Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics in Nanchang, China. His research has been in Financial Markets, Banking, International Finance and Applied Macroeconomics. He has published more than fifty articles in various journals including The Journal of International Money and Finance, Review of International Economics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Economics and Business, among others.

Josef C. Brada is Professor of Economics emeritus at Arizona State University and a Foreign Member of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He has also served as a Visiting Professor at universities in the United States, Europe and Asia and as consultant to the World Bank, OECD, United Nations, USAID and various governments. His research focuses on international economics, macroeconomics and the economics of transition, and his work has appeared in the Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economica, International Organization, etc.

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