Dear Professor, Colleagues, and Practitioners,

Greetings from Journal of Asian Business and Economics Studies (JABES),


JABES is an international peer-reviewed journal addressing the development of business and economics. JABES is owned by University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City. JABES is published under a platinum OA agreement with Emerald. JABES has published 4 issues per year in English version (JABES-E) published on Emerald Group Publishing and 12 issues per year in Vietnamese version (JABES-V). Articles on JABES has been rigorously reviewed in order to ensure our academic quality before publishing. JABES-E has been indexed in DOAJ, Google Scholar, and ASEAN Citation Index. JABES-E aims to be indexed in Scopus, ISI, or ABDC journal list in the future.

We want to express our deep thank you for your collaboration and cooperation with us during the past. These contributions are valuable to us in the context of the year 2020 with a lot of difficulties. JABES welcomes and invites all Professors, Colleagues and researchers to attend the JABES Seminar Talks “Economics and Business: Agendas for the Uncertain World”. JABES Seminar Talks (JST 2021) is a series of talks related to economics and business fields, aimed at guiding research in the context of global uncertainty.

Following the success of previous JST 2020 and JST 2021, JABES is delighted to introduce to all of you JST 2021 | April Talks with the presence of world-renowned speaker:

Keynote speaker: Prof. Andrew D. Foster

George S. and Nancy B. Parker Professor of Economics, Brown University (US)

Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Development Economics (ABDC: A*)


For further information:

Prof. Andrew D. Foster is a professor in the Departments of Economics and Health Services, Policy and Practice, and director of the Social Science Research Institute at Brown University. An empirical microeconomist who specializes in population, development, and environmental economics, he has a particular interest in sources of long economic and social mobility in low-income rural areas. He also studies fertility, health, households, human capital, institutions, labor economics, and marriage. He previously served as director of Brown’s Population Studies and Training Center. His recent work has examined economic growth in rural India, exploring issues including growth in the non-farm economy, the effects of local democratization, groundwater usage, forest cover, household structure, inequality, and schooling. He also is exploring the effects of changes in air quality in Delhi. Foster also has a series of projects with colleagues in the Center for Gerontology examining the market for nursing home care.

Foster serves on the steering committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research Development Section, on the board of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, and as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Development Economics.

He received a BSE from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Time: 8:00 AM (Indochine Time GMT+7) – Friday, April 16, 2021

The Scheduled program of JST 2021 | April Talks is as below:

·         Session 1: Are There Too Many Farms in the World? Labor-Market Transaction Costs, Machine Capacities and Optimal Farm Size (60 mins).

·         Session 2: Junior Faculty Mentoring (30 mins).


For registration and more detailed information, you can use the link below:

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Once again, we thank all of you for your collaboration and cooperation during the past and we hope that this seminar will bring as many as valuable ideas for your research in the future.

Please circulate this call of participation to people who interested in this event.

Thank you very much.




Editorial Board of Journal of Asian Business and Economic Studies

Prof. Nguyen Trong Hoai -

Associate Editor

Huynh Luu Duc Toan –


Prof. Christophe Schinckus  

Prof. Gabriel S. Lee

Associate Editors

Assoc. Prof. Marta Gasparin

Assoc. Prof. Jo Bensemann

Assoc. Prof. Nadia Doytch

Prof. Sangho Kim

Prof. Michael Truebestein MRICS