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Keynote Speakers

Steve Keen (Kingston University in London)

Steve Keen


Steve Keen is Professor of Economics & Finance at the Kingston University in London, and author of the popular book Debunking Economics, a second edition of which has been published (Zed Books UK,2011;www.debunkingeconomics.com).
Prof. Keen predicted the financial crisis as long ago as December 2005, and warned that back in 1995 that a period of apparent stability could merely be “the calm before the storm”. His leading role as one of the tiny minority of economists to both foresee the crisis and warn of it was recognized by his peers when he received the Revere Award from the Real World Economics Review for being the economist who most cogently warned of the crisis, and whose work is most likely to prevent future crises.



Prof.dr. Peter Mihalyi (Department of Finance, University of Pannonia, Hungary)

Peter Mihalyi


Professor Mihályi started his academic career after graduation from the Karl Marx University of Economic Sciences in Budapest. Between 1983 and 1993, he was a researcher of the UN Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva. After returning to his native country, he became an active participant of the Hungarian privatization process. He served – inter alia – as Deputy Government Commissioner for Privatization in 1994/95 and played a major role in the largest transactions in energy and banking. In 1997/98 he was promoted to Deputy State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance. His portfolio included the pension reform, the preparation of the healthcare reform and municipal financing.



Prof.dr. Guglielmo Maria Caporale (Centre for Empirical Finance, Brunel University, UK)

Guglielmo Maria Caporale


Guglielmo Maria Caporale is Professor of Economics and Finance and Director of the Centre for Empirical Finance at Brunel University, London. He is also a Visiting Professor at London South Bank University and London Metropolitan University, a Research Professor at DIW Berlin, a CESifo Research Network Fellow and an NCID (Navarra Center for International Development) Non-Resident Fellow. Prior to taking up his current position, he was a Research Officer at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research in London; a Research Fellow and then a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Forecasting at the London Business School; Professor of Economics at the University of East London; Professor of Economics and Finance as well as Director of the Centre for Monetary and Financial Economics at London South Bank University.



Prof. Dr. Michael Dowling (Faculty of Business, Economics and Management Information Systems, University of Regensburg)

Michael Dowling


Prof. Dr. Michael Dowling was named to the Professorship for Innovation and Technology Management at the University of Regensburg effective July 1, 1996. Previously he had been an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor with tenure at the University of Georgia, USA. He has worked at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria and with McKinsey & Company in Düsseldorf, Germany. Professor’s research interests include the strategic management of technology, high technology entrepreneurship, and the relationships between technology, public policy and economic development.



Prof.Dr. Zenonas Turskis (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)

Zenonas Turskis


Professor Turskis graduated at Vilnius Civil Engineering Institute (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University) in the field of Industrial and civil engineering. His research interests are in the areas of multicriteria evaluation and automatic programming of technological solutions in construction and investment projects, the areas of technological sciences and construction. Rich work experience begins from Institute of Planning Collective Farm Construction. He worked as a programmer and manager at joint English-Lithuanian production and sales company ‘Angerda’ and as a manager in two joint – stock companies ‘Foreksas’ and Vilniaus industrija’. From 1997 he is working as senior researcher at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, the Faculty of Construction.