During the first week in April 2019 Tom Heryán is back at Italian university in the center of Tuscan area, the picturesque city of Siena. He has led a few lectures at the University of Siena. His lectures have focused on the interest rate risk and credit risk of the financial institutions (3rd year students, BSc. studies), and financial derivatives (2nd year students, MSc. studies). He also leads a two blocks' workshop called Soft Skills in Econometrics. Apart from that he introduces the students with possibilities of ERASMUS stay at Silesian University, School of Business Administration in Karvina.
The paper "The Relationship Between Financial Ratios and the Stock Prices of Selected European Food Companies Listed on Stock Exchanges", written by Marie Ligocká and Daniel Stavárek is published in this year's first issue of the journal Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis, listed in the database Scopus. The paper in full version is available at: https://acta.mendelu.cz/67/1/0299/
The 23th International Conference CURRENT TRENDS IN PUBLIC SECTOR RESEARCH is held at Masaryk University in Brno on January 24 - 25, 2019. Our department is represented by Irena Szarowská who will deal there with the fiscal decentralization in the EU15. More information about conference can be found here: http://ctpsr.econ.muni.cz/
Two papers written by members of our department were published in a special issue of the International Journal of Trade and Global Markets. "Importance of financial ratios for predicting stock price trends: evidence from the Visegrad Group" was written by Tomáš Pražák and Dan Stavárek and "Are banks in financial conglomerates more profitable than other commercial banks? Evidence of banking sectors in Visegrad countries" was wrritten by Iveta Palečková. The journal is indexed in Scopus. Abstracts can be found here: https://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticletoc.php?jcode=ijtgm&year=2018&vol=11&issue=4
The manuscript "What Drives Liquidity of Tourism Companies? Microeconomic Evidence from Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Poland" has been published in Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis 2018, 66, 1477-1484. The electronic form (pdf) and more info related to the paper written by Tom Heryan at https://acta.mendelu.cz/66/6/1477/.