Rutgers Business School finance professor delivers keynote address at prestigious Taiwan conference

Monday, September 19, 2011

The 19th Annual Conference on Pacific Basin Finance, Economics, Accounting and Management (PBFEAM) was recently held in Taipei, Taiwan. Rutgers Business School has always been associated with the conference dating back to the first conference held at Rutgers in 1993. This year’s conference topics included academic business applications and economic policy decision. In the academic area, the subjects of finance, economics, accounting, and management were covered, with an emphasis in the area of the Pacific Rim.

Terry Marsh, U.C. Berkeley and Quantal International Inc., USA, Joshua Ronen, New York University, USA, Ted Hong, Ph.D., BeyondBond, Inc., Yaw M. Mensah, Senior Associate Dean, Rutgers University, USA, Yong Shi, Executive Deputy Director, Research Center on Fictitious Economy and Data Science, Chinese Academy of Science, China/University of Nebraska at Omaha, Jih-Chu Lee, Political Vice Chairperson, Financial Supervisory Commission, Executive Yuan, Taiwan, Professor Cheng-Few Lee Rutgers Business School, Stephen J. Brown, New York University, USA, Gordon Shuh Chen, Chairman of Taiwan’s OTC. and Kehluh Wang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Finance and Economics Professor Cheng-Few Lee delivered a keynote speech on Divided Policy and Dividend Payment Behavior: Theory & Evidence. “Students are participants in the conference as well and they listen in on key panel discussions based on papers written by attending professors,” noted Professor Lee.

Group photo of the attendants of the opening ceremony on July 7th, 2011

Professor Lee is a program director and helped organize this year’s conference. Also in attendance was Dean Yaw Mensah who presented the academic program of Rutgers Business School during the “Business Education: Past, Present, and Future” portion of the conference.

Rutgers Business School looks forward to its continued collaboration with finance, economics, accounting, and management professionals from academia and industry for next year’s 20th annual conference.


About Professor Lee

Professor Lee is a Distinguished Professor of Finance at Rutgers Business School and was chairperson of the Department of Finance from 1988-1995. He has also served on the faculty of the University of Illinois (IBE Professor of Finance) and the University of Georgia. He has maintained academic and consulting ties in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and the United States for the past three decades. He has been a consultant to many prominent groups including, the American Insurance Group, the World Bank, the United Nations and The Marmon Group Inc., etc. Professor Lee founded the Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting (RQFA) in 1990 and the Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies (RPBFMP) in 1998, and serves as managing editor for both journals. He was also a co-editor of the Financial Review (1985-1991) and the Quarterly Review of Economics and Business (1987-1989).

In the past thirty-two years, Professor Lee has written numerous textbooks ranging in subject matter from financial management to corporate finance, security analysis and portfolio management to financial analysis, planning and forecasting, and business statistics. Professor Lee has also published more than 180 articles in more than twenty different journals in finance, accounting, economics, statistics, and management. Professor Lee has been ranked the most published finance professor worldwide during 1953-2008.


About the Conference on Pacific Basin Finance, Economics, Accounting and Management

The PBFEAM conference began at Rutgers in 1993. The following year, the conference was held at the Hong Kong Chinese University. It was then decided to alternate between countries of the participants. Such hosts included Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Bangkok at Chulalongkorn University, Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and many more.

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