Wednesday, 20th February 2019, 13:00-15:00 S314, SOAS University of London (Paul Webley Wing) Speaker: Machiko Nissanke, Emeritus Professor of Economics, SOAS University of London Chair: Victor Murinde, AXA Professor in Global Finance, SOAS University of London
Venue: Large Lecture Theatre, The National School of Statistics and Applied Economics in Abidjan (ENSEA), Cocody Avenue des Grandes Ecoles, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
The workshops cover the new research frontiers in economics and finance, such as financial technologies (fintech), inclusive finance, sustainable economic development as stated in the UN sustainable development goals. But, it should also be acknowledged that the field of finance still features a number of unresolved puzzles, which need to be carefully researched – these include empirical work on capital structure, the dividend policy puzzle, the relationship between corporate investment and uncertainty. But, the big elephant in the room is: Corporate finance in Africa - how does fintech address access to finance by small and medium enterprises?
Please join us and participate in this stimulating workshop.
6 February 2019, 13:00-15:00 S314, SOAS University of London (Paul Webley Wing) Speaker: Professor Joe Tanega, Vrije Universiteit Brussel Chair: Professor Victor Murinde, AXA Chair in Global Finance, SOAS University of London
An extraordinary research workshop was held at Loughborough University on Friday 25th January 2019, jointly convened by the Centre for Global Finance (CGF) at SOAS and the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University.
CGF is delighted to share information about a new book: “Paths for Sustainable Economic Development: Festschrift for Shubhashis Gangopadhyay”, edited by Robert Lensink, Stefan Sjogren and Clas Wihlborg.
This is a path-breaking book that addresses important aspects of sustainable economic development, with contributions from 40 leading scholars in the areas of finance, economics, law and development.