Harvard University and Georgia State University

Jim Owers is Coordinator of the Economics Program in the Harvard University Summer School and a Professor in the Program.  He is Professor of Finance Emeritus in the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University and a former Associate of the Department of Economics at Harvard University.  Since graduating with his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1982, he has also served on the faculties of the University of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and the University of California. He has visited at Universities in Central and South America and Europe. Born in New Zealand, he is a long time naturalized U.S. citizen.

Dr. Owers has taught in undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. programs, including GSU’s regular and Executive MBA programs ranked in the top 10 nationally.  He was one of the original researchers into the issues associated with the restructuring of firms and is an international authority in this area. Professor Owers has written more than 100 articles on restructuring and other financial topics.  Reflecting both academic and professional work in the communications and media industries, he is co-author of Media Economics: Theory and Practice (now in its third edition).

Jim has broad experience in consulting and executive programs in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Central and South America. He has conducted numerous Executive Education programs for organizations such as the American Bankers' Association and open enrolment audiences.  Additionally, he has delivered programs tailored to the specific needs of individual firms such as AT&T, BellSouth, Cingular, GCI Group, Groupo Aessor, IBM (USA, Europe & Asia), Lucent Technologies, MCI/Worldcom, NationsBank/Bank of America, PDVSA (the National Oil Company of Venezuela), Scientific Atlanta, Technitrol/Pulse, U.S. BankCorp/NOVA, and Worldspan.  He hasextensive experience in managing financial and real estate investments and operations.  Prior to his academic career, he was an accountant and treasurer in the financial sector.

Professor Owers’ insights on contemporary developments in finance are frequently quoted in media outlets including some of the most prominent publications such as The Wall Street JournalThe Financial Times,The London Times and various broadcast media.

Past Keynote Speakers

Professor Steven Ongena Professor Boualem Djehiche Professor Jay R. Ritter Professor James E. Owers
University of Zurich, Switzerland The Royal Institute of Technology Joseph Cordell Eminent Scholar - Harvard University and
& Bangor University, UK (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden University of Florida Georgia State Universitya

Fifth TSFS Conference

2017 Finance Conference:

Hosted by the Tunisian Society for Financial studies in partnerships with Academic
and Financial Institutions


Date: 15-16 December 2017

Kantaoui Bay Hotel, Sousse-Tunisia
program TSFS 2017

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