World Finance & Banking Symposium (Beijing)

World Finance & Banking Symposium (Beijing)

December 16-17, 2013

Keynote speaker: 

Leslei Young

Professor of Economics, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

Prof. Leslie Young holds a Bachelor and a Master of Science from Victoria University of Wellington and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics from University of Oxford. He completed his doctorate at age 20 and won a Senior Mathematics Prize for the best dissertation of his year. He received an Honorary Doctor of Commerce from Victoria University of Wellington in 2004 and an Honorary Doctorate from the Estonian School of Business in 2009. Prof. Young’s current research interests include international financial economics, political economy and international corporate governance. His book Black Hole Tariffs and Endogenous Redistribution Theory was published by the Cambridge University Press with commendations by two Nobel Prize winners and by the Chairman of the Nobel Committee. He has also authored over 40 academic articles in leading international professional journals. Prof. Young also served an unprecedented four terms on the editorial board of the American Economic Review, the leading scholarly journal in economics.

Liqing Zhang

Professor of International Economics; Dean of School of Finance and Director of Center for International Finance Studies at Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) in Beijing, China.
Liqing Zhang is author, coauthor or editor of numerous publications on international economics and finance issues, particularly in the areas of capital flows, exchange rate, financial development and economic globalization. Holding a Ph.D. degree in Economics in Renmin University of China, he was senior visiting fellows at World Bank (1995), Tilburg University (1996), Petersons Institute for International Economics (2004) and Columbia University sponsored by the Fulbright Foundation (2005), and Australia National University (2009). He is the vice president of China Society of World Economy. He has advised many governmental departments in China, including People’s Bank of China and State Administration of Foreign Exchange over the past decades, and served as the member of Approval Committee of Listed Companies with China Securities Regulation Commission.


Sang Yong Park

Dean - School of Business, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, Phd Finance Stern School Business, New York University

Sang Yong Park is a professor of finance and the former Dean of the School of Business at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Park received his MBA and Ph.D in financial economics from Stern School of Business at New York University and joined the faculty of Yonsei University in 1984 after an appointment at University of Southern California. His major areas of research include corporate finance and capital markets. Dr. Park has published articles widely in academic journals including Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Business, and other local journals in Korea. He has also participated in the numerous public research projects for reformation of financial industry and corporate governance in Korea. For the past decade or so, he held various positions of public nature including a non-standing commissioner of the Financial Supervisory Commission, a member of the National Economic Advisory Council for the President of Korea, Treasurer of Yonsei University, the President of Korea Securities Research Institute, a member of the Public Funds Oversight Committee (PFOC) and the Chairman of Asset Disposal Subcommittee of PFOC, the President of Korea Money and Finance Association, the President of Korea Institute of Directors (KIOD), the Chairman of the Asian Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee and a member of the Presidential Committee on Green Growth. Dr. Park’s current position includes an independent director of Standard Chartered Korea.