【Invited Speakers】

Professor S. Ghon Rhee

K. J. Luke Distinguished Professor of International Banking and Finance Shidler College of Business, University of Hawai’i

Dr. Ghon Rhee is a Professor of Finance at University of Hawaii at Mānoa. Professor Ghon Rhee has published his research in the prestigious academic journals in the finance discipline, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Empirical Finance and Journal of Banking and Finance. He has a broad range of research interests, particularly in Penny Stocks , Corporate Finance , Market Microstructure , Empirical Asset Pricing Models , Investments , Asian Financial Markets .


  • Ph.D. (Finance), Graduate School, The Ohio State University
  • M.B.A., Graduate School of Business Administration, Rutgers University
  • B.A., College of Law, Seoul National University


  • Founding Editor of the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal

Professor Tai Ma

Professor, Department of Finance, National Sun Yat-sen University

Dr. Tai Ma is currently a professor of finance at National Sun Yat-sen University.

Her research includes Big Data in Finance, Market Microstructure, Corporate Governance, IPOs, Financial Engineering, Network Analysis, Sentiment Index. With many years of experience in teaching, editorship and research, Dr. Tai Ma has received many awards for her academic contribution.


  • Ph. D. in Finance, Virginia Tech
  • MBA, University of Hawaii
  • BBA, National Taiwan University


  • Associate Editor, Asian Pacific Journal of Financial Studies
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Business
  • Editorial Board, Finance Letters
  • Associate Editor, International Review of Finance
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Asia Pacific Journal of Finance
  • Editorial Board, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal
  • Founding Editor & Editorial Board, Journal of Financial Studies
  • Editorial Board, Review of Securities and Futures Markets
  • Editorial Board, Taiwan Banking & Finance Quarterly
  • Advisor, Accounting Research Monthly
  • Program Chair, Conference on the Theories and Practices of Securities and Financial Markets