Edwardsville, IL (PRWEB) October 05, 2012
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business Associate Professor of Economics and Finance Riza Demirer, Ph.D., has been invited to be among the keynote speakers at the 2012 Middle East Conference. The College of Liberal & Applied Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University is hosting the event Oct. 18-19 in Houston.
The conference focus is “The U.S. and Middle East: The Future Relationship.” A select group of specialists and policy makers will examine the U.S. and Middle -East relations from different perspectives, including political and economic. The specialists will then offer policy recommendations. The conference will include U.S. and international speakers.
“Among the invited speakers are policy makers from Israel, Egypt and Turkey; analysts from several think tanks, as well as academics like me,” said Demirer. “It is quite an honor to be considered among these select individuals.”
A native of Turkey, Demirer earned his bachelor’s in industrial engineering from Bogazici University, Turkey. He achieved a master’s in operational research from Lancaster University, England and a Ph.D. in business from the University of Kansas. His recent work focuses on the issues surrounding investor behavior and asset pricing in a number of emerging and frontier stock markets in Asia and the Middle East.
“Dr. Demirer’s participation and his willingness to share his expertise with a wide audience helps us to demonstrate the high quality of the faculty in the SIUE School of Business,” said Chair of the Department of Economics and Finance John Navin.
Demirer has recently published in Energy Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money and Journal of Applied Finance. He has served as an ad hoc reviewer for academic journals and the National Science Foundation Decision, Risk, and Management Science - Economics program.
Topics of discussion will include:
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