You are cordially invited to submit your research papers for presentation at the fifth annual Vietnam International Conference in Finance (VICIF-2018) that will take place on the 28th – 29th of June 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City, one of the most vibrant cities of commerce and culture in South East Asia.

The VICIF-2018 conference is jointly organized by the Vietnam Finance Association International, University of Economics and Law, Foreign Trade University, and University of Economics – The University of Danang. The conference will provide an excellent opportunity for academics, doctoral students, and practitioners to share interests, present new research ideas, and discuss current and challenging issues in finance and related topics. We welcome submissions in all areas of finance. Examples of the conference topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Corporate finance and governance
  • Financial markets and institutions
  • Asset pricing and portfolio management
  • Banking regulation and financial services
  • Risk measurement and management



Professor Ronald Masulis

Scientia Professor of Finance and Macquarie Group Chair of Financial Services

Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales, Australia.

Professor Masulis is a recognized authority in the field of empirical corporate finance, and has a particular expertise in the corporate governance area. Professor Masulis is one of the Pacific Basin’s highest ranked financial economists in terms of number of publications and citations across a range of top tier journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Law and Economics and Journal of Accounting and Economics. He has won a number of research awards, including five Journal of Financial Economics All Star Paper Awards for his high impact research, which continues to be frequently cited. He was ranked one of the top 100 most prolific authors in finance over the last 50 years, based on his publications in 7 leading academic journals in Finance. He is Vice Chair of the 2017 Asia-Pacific Finance Cavalcade, Vice President for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Financial Management Association. He has also served on the Board of Directors or Executive Committee of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, the Financial Management Association (FMA) and Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS).  He is a research associate at the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and senior academic fellow at the Asia Bureau of Finance and Economic Research.



All papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award (USD 1,000).



A limited number of high-quality papers from the conference will be invited to submit to the Corporate Governance: An International Review to be considered for inclusion in their regular issue.



Truong Xuan Duong, Iowa State University, USA

Canh Thi Nguyen, University of Economics and Law – HCM City, Vietnam



Authors are invited to submit their full papers (in English) in WORD or PDF, no later than March 31, 2018, on the website of the conference (http://vicif.sciencesconf.org). Submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. The conference scientific program will be available by June 1, 2018.



March 31, 2018: Deadline for paper submission

April 20, 2018: Notification of acceptance/rejection

May 18, 2018: Registration deadline

June 28-29, 2018: Conference event