Asia-Pacific Conference on Economics and Finance (APEF 2020)

23-24 July 2020 Furama Riverfront, Singapore

International Capital Flows and Foreign Investment

About APEF 2020

Dear APEF Conference Delegates,

Given the ongoing situation with the Novel Coronavirus, we have taken the decision to reschedule Asia-Pacific Conference on Economics and Finance (APEF 2020) to 29-30 July 2021 in Singapore. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused, however, the safety of our attendees is our utmost concern. We are working closely with our local and international partners to ensure the best possible event will take place at the most appropriate time. All abstracts submitted to us will be reviewed and we will get back with results and ‘Acceptance Letter’ as soon as we can. There will be a 20% discount on the registration fees for APEF 2021. We will send the ‘discount code’ when it is available. Thank you for your support and understanding, we look forward to welcoming you to the event next year. In the meantime, we all will be hoping for a speedy resolution to this outbreak, with as few people affected as possible.

2020 Asia-Pacific Conference on Economics & Finance (APEF 2020), organized by East Asia Research & supported by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and Loughborough University, UK, will be held in Singapore. APEF 2020 is the gathering place for economists and financial experts from academia, government, and the private sector to present their research results, exchange ideas and network. This is a good opportunity to meet old friends again and meet new ones for future research collaborations.

2020 Conference Theme: International Capital Flows and Foreign Investment

There has quite rightly been a strong focus on liberalising international trade in the Asia-Pacific. Much less attention however has been paid to liberalising foreign investment in the region. Yet economic theory suggests foreign investment, through a range of microeconomic and macroeconomic channels, can deliver productivity and national income gains comparable with those stemming from international trade. Questions also arise about whether short term capital flows can be destabilising for economies via foreign exchange, bond and equity markets.

We welcome all papers on the topics of Economics and Finance to be presented at APEF 2020, happening on the 23rd and 24th July 2020 at the Furama Riverfront Hotel.

What can you expect at APEF 2020?
• Ample interaction opportunities for APEF delegates
• Top Singapore hospitality for all attending delegates
• An intellectually stimulating scientific program featuring more than 100 presentations by leading researchers, teachers, and practitioners
• An opportunity for East-West science and practice collaborations at APEF

Conference Papers Publishing:

Authors are invited to submit their full papers after the conference to publish in the APEF 2020 Book, ‘Economics and Finance Readings- Selected Papers from Asia-Pacific Conference on Economics & Finance, 2020’. We are seeking to work with the publishing house Springer for this publication. All accepted abstracts will be published in ‘Asia-Pacific Conference on Economics & Finance 2020 Programme & Abstract Book’, ISBN: 978-981-14-4813-3.

Who Should Attend?
Leading Academics, PhD Students
Thought leaders
National and Local Government, Provincial
Government and Municipalities
Key Industry Players & Industry Consultants
Investors and Financiers
Business Consultants
Fund Managers

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Important Dates


April 9th 2020


April 23rd 2020


May 22nd 2020


May 28th 2020


June 25th 2020


July 23-24 2020