prof. John Hudson, PhD. University of Bath, United Kingdom
Professor of Economics


John Hudson is a Professor in Economics. He joined the University of Bath in 1979. More recently Professor Hudson has been appointed as a member of the Panel of Economists advising the South West Regional Development Agency and DFID to examine aid volatility. This combining of academic and advisory roles is felt to be an important aspect of the modern economist’s job and significantly informs his teaching. His publications span a wide range of areas including bankruptcies, inflation, unemployment, the impact of development aid, standardization, taxation, altruism as well as the politico-economic interface.

prof. Philip Molyneux, PhD. – University of Bangor, United Kingdom
Professor of Banking and Finance

Main areaMolyneux of research is on the structure and efficiency of banking markets and he has published widely in this area. He has also published a variety of texts on banking areas and in the past has acted as a consultant to: New York Federal Reserve Bank, World Bank, European Commission, UK Treasury; Citibank Private Bank, Barclays Wealth, McKinsey & co, Credit Suisse and various other international banks and consulting firms. Main area of research is on the structure, efficiency and performance of banking markets.

prof. Ali M. Kutan, PhD. – University of South Illinois, United States
Professor of Economics and Finance


Ali Kutan is a Professor of Economics and Finance at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, an associate member of the Emerging Market Group (EMG), Cass Business School, London, a research fellow at the William Davidson Institute (WDI), University of Michigan Business School, and a senior fellow at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI), University of Bonn, Germany. His research interests include applied international finance, financial markets and institutions, and financial aspects of economic development. His recent work focuses on the transition economies of the Central and East Europe, China, Turkey, the EU and the U.S.

Presentation delivered by professor Kutan at the ICCBIF 2016  How to publish in top economic journals is  available here.

prof. Dr. Martin Jacob, PhD. – WHU Otto Beisheim School of ManagementGermany
Professor of Business Taxation

Martin JacobJacob is Professor of Business Taxation at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management since January 2013. His research focus is on empirical tax research in the area of finance and accounting with an emphasis on corporate payout and investment decisions, household finance decisions, tax awareness, and tax avoidance and income shifting. His work has been published in international journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, as well as national journals such as Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft (zfb) and Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik.

Univ. Doz. Mag. Dr. Peter Haiss, MBA. – Vienna University of Economics, Austria


Peter R. Haiss earned a Ph.D. (Dr. Habil.) in Business Administration from the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria, and a MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.  Since 1996 he has taught at WU and other Austrian Universites on European Financial/Economic Integration, Financial Sector Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Automotive FDI and EU-enlargement, foreign trade finance, corporate strategy and change management. At WU he headed a OeNB-Jubilaeumsfonds-funded  research team on the impact of the financial sector economic growth. Current research areas focus on the finance-growth nexus/financial sector transition/integration in the EU and Central and Eastern Europe as well as on international business/strategy and competitiveness (FDI, CEE strategies, financial and automotive industries).