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1st APAEA PhD Scholars Conference

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Theme “PhD Scholars Forum”

The Asia-Pacific Applied Economics Association (APAEA) and the School of Economics and Finance, Xi’an International Studies University are jointly organizing the 1st APAEA PhD Scholars Conference. The conference is open only to PhD scholars (students currently enrolled in a PhD programme) in fields related to Business & Economics. Those with PhD can register to participate at the conference as discussants and session chairs.

The objective is have a high level forum for PhD students, where they can not only present their research but also interact with more experienced (senior researchers) to improve their research. Only PhD students will be allowed to present papers. Each paper will have a discussant. A PhD student will be given 20 minutes to present paper; the discussant will then discuss the paper for 7 minutes & the author will have opportunity to respond; and 3 minutes will be for general Question & Answers. Each paper therefore will be allocated 30 minutes.

A key part of the conference will be a pre-conference tutorial where PhD scholars will be able to make prior appointments (upon registration) to meet and discuss their research ideas with selected members of the Advisory Board and Resource Persons. A list of these people can be found on our website at Selected people from these lists will be in attendance at the conference. Upon completion of conference registration a list of names will be provided and appointments will then be finalised.

Publication opportunities: Selected papers that meet publication standards or have potential of the standards expected will be invited for submission to Economic Modelling, Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions & Money, Emerging Markets Review, and Studies in Economics and Finance. Upon submission to any of these journals, the normal review process will be implemented and a final decision will be made based on the review process. Papers that meet the standards of publication in any one of the four journals will be selected by a panel of experts (Professors Jonathan Batten, Chun-Ping Chang, Paresh Narayan, and Niklas Wagner). The final decision will rest with respective journal editors.