Yuan Xu  

  Yuan Xu is an Associate Professor of Finance (tenured) at the National School of Development, Peking University. Before joining Peking University, he taught at the University of Hong Kong and McGill University. Dr. Xu received his Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University.

  Dr. Xu’s research interests include macroeconomics, asset management, and China financial markets. His publications appear in the Journal of Finance, Review of Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance and other international and domestic journals.

Dr Xu has published three books, Human, Land, and City, New Land Tenure Reform in Shenzhen, and Efficiency and Structure Issues in China Economic Growth. Dr. Xu also writes columns for Financial Times (Chinese), Thepaper.cn, and China Business Network (Chinese).

Jin-Lung Lin  

  Jin-Lung Lin received his Ph.D. from the Department of Economics, University of California, San Diego under the supervision of Clive W. J. Granger, the 2003 Nobel Laureate in Economics. He specializes in time series analysis, financial econometrics, credit risk management, monetary theory and lately bigdata analytics. Beyond these fields, he has devoted himself to the research of theory and practice of seasonal adjustment. He has published over 30 papers in leading economic journals and edited two special issues. After working in the Institute of Economics since 1986, Academia, he moved to Department of Finance, National DongHwa University in 2007. There he served as the department chair for three and half years and then dean for College of Management for three years.

Abu Wahid  

  Abu N. M. Wahid is a Professor Economics  at Tennessee State University. He became the editor of the Journal of Developing Areas, in 2002. Up until now, he has published 6 books as author, editor, and co-editor. In addition, Dr. Wahid made nearly 60 publications in the form of refereed journal articles and book chapters. He received Fulbright Research Grant in 1997. The other grants he obtained were from the Japan Foundation, the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Eastern Illinois University, and Tennessee State University. He is the recipient of faculty excellence awards for research at Tennessee State University and Eastern Illinois University. He was also the recipient of the Bank of America research award at the TSU College of Business twice. Dr. Wahid has visited academic institutions in about 20 different countries to give public lectures, Keynote speeches, and seminar presentations. Dr. Wahid read and reviewed about 20  Ph.D. dissertations as external examiner for various  universities in Singapore, Australia, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Bangladesh.


  Dean Forbes is a Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Flinders University, Chair of the Community for Global Communication Inc Board and Chair of the Elite Education Institute Council. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and was a Public Policy Scholar at The Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC in 2013.      
  Dean's current research projects are on Universities and the Creation of the Modern Knowledge City and on Cities of Memory and Meaning. He writes for APPS Policy Forum, Oxford Analytica’s Daily Brief and Townske, and recently published an essay with Global Policy. A major co-edited book on Planning Asian Cities: Risks and Resilience was published by Routledge in 2011. He is on the editorial boards of Asian Pacific Viewpoint and the International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development.      
  As Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President at Flinders University from 2000-2013 he led the international activities of the University. From 1992 to 1997 he was Head of the School of Geography, Population and Environmental Management at Flinders. Prior to that he held appointments at The Australian National University, Monash University and the University of Papua New Guinea,      
  He has worked for AusAID and the Australian Institute of Urban Studies, and has been a consultant to the United Nations Development Program, the United Nations Population Fund, International Labour Organization and AusAID, as well as working with government agencies and research institutes in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Singapore and Malaysia.      
A graduate of Flinders University, Dean Forbes completed an MA at the University of Papua New Guinea and a PhD at Monash University.

Peter Johnston  

  Peter Johnston entered the financial services industry in 1979 in preference to a career in education. Peter was playing AFL for Glenelg when he was offered a role to manage a financial advice business through the football club. He established Goldsborough Financial Services in 1980 which still operates today as a leading advisory practice in Adelaide. In 1998 Peter established the Association of Independently Owned Financial Professionals [AIOFP] which has grown to be the largest Association representing the independently owned advisers with over 3,000 advisers. Peter also established a successful Career Transition and Labour Hire business providing new client opportunities to AIOFP members. Peter holds a Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Education, Diploma of Financial Services and an Advanced Certificate in Marketing Planning.      
  Title of Presentation  - A historical perspective of the Australian Financial Services advice industry and its ramification for China.      
  Richard has asked me to confirm his availability as a guest speaker for the above conference in June.


  “With more than 25 years’ experience in financial services, Richard joined Statewide as Chief Executive Officer in January 2016”.      
  Richard has significant domestic and international senior leadership experience across the wealth management and banking sectors.      
  For two years prior to his appointment as Statewide CEO, Richard was NAB’s General Manager Strategic Development, Asia, where he was responsible for developing and overseeing the strategic direction for NAB’s Asian business.      
  Richard joined NAB in 2009 as Executive General Manager of Advice and Marketing, in NAB’s wealth operation. Prior to working at NAB, Richard held senior executive positions at CBA, including General Manager, Commonwealth Private Bank and General Manager, Distribution for Colonial First State Investments.      
  Richard’s early executive career included time with IOOF as General Manager Retail Fund Management and AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Ltd as National Retail Sales Manager and Business Manager International Operations.      
  Richard holds a Bachelor of Business, a Graduate Diploma in Economics, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. Richard is a director of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium and Glenelg Football Club Boards and is a trustee of the Pulteney Grammar Foundation.”

Paul Johnson  

  Paul R. Johnson is a Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Economic Education at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA.) He previously served as Chair of the UAA Economics Department. From 2009 - 2011 he was the University of Alaska Harold T. Caven Professor. Prior to joining UAA in 1989 he worked at the Australian Treasury Department in the Overseas Economic Relations, and Infrastructure and Resource Economics, sections. Before leaving to study at the University of Rochester he worked in the Special Projects Section of the Australian Reserve Bank.  He also taught economics for one year at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, two years at York University in Canada, and short courses in international business at Mt Eliza Business School in Australia. He has a BA in Economics from Macquarie University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Rochester. Professor Johnson's primary academic fields are macroeconomics and international economics.

  For the period 1989 - 2000 he had a joint faculty appointment in the UAA College of Business and the UAA Alaska Center for International Business (ACIB).  During this time he taught international business and strategy for the College. As part of his applied research work at ACIB he did market research on Alaska exports in the Asia-Pacific region, including survey research in South Korea, Thailand and Japan. He monitored Alaska trade trends. He was also part of a team that obtained a multi-year grant from the US Federal Government to set up the American Russian Center (ARC) located at the UAA with business training centers in the Russian Far East during the period of free economic exchange between the US and Russia.

  In 2002 the Economics Department received a bequest that allowed it to bring Professor Vernon L. Smith, currently at Chapman University, as the inaugural visiting Rasmuson Chair of Economics. The UAA Economics Department has established an experimental economics program with an emphasis on both research and teaching with experiments. In line with this emphasis Professor Johnson's recent work has focused on the creation and application of classroom experiments that address macroeconomics as well as money and banking. The motivation for this work is the relative paucity of macroeconomics experiments compared to the number of microeconomics experiments.  He has designed experiments with multiple market interactions, using established software originating from the Caltech Social Science Lab and also original Python programming with the assistance of the UAA Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER.) He has conducted demonstration economic experiments in high schools and at other universities.

  Professor Johnson has been awarded multiple grants to bring visiting experimental economics faculty to UAA thanks to generous support from the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) established by Professor Smith. He was Chair and is presently a member of the UAA College of Business International Partnerships Committee which promotes academic cooperation with universities outside the US.