PANEL 4 - Moderator

Jonathan A. Batten is Professor of Finance at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, and an Honorary Professor in the Discipline of Management at the University Sains Malaysia.

Prior to these positions he was a Professor in Finance at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Monash University, Australia, Seoul National University, Korea, and University Utara Malaysia. He was also an Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney, Australia and the East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai, China.

He is the managing editor of the Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions and Money, co-editor of Finance Research Letters, and senior editor of Elsevier’s highly ranked Emerging Markets Review. His current research involves assessing the impact on banking and financial markets of the expected worldwide shift to renewable energy in the post COVID world; portfolio adjustment to the effects of climate change; and the roles of multinational corporations in international capital markets.

He has received several external research grants from the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank on the development of fixed income markets in the Asia-Pacific region, the international payments organisation SWIFT on the internationalisation of the RMB, and the international regulator, the Bank for International Settlements. He was the previous President of the Eurasian Business and Economics Society (EBES) and has served on many national external research committees in economics and finance. He is currently an external appointee on the Academic Council and Special Advisor to the Dean of Business, the University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.