• Global Investments Strategy, Financial Statement Analysis, Risk Management, Finance Ethics

Research Interests

  • International Investments, Financial Statement Analysis, Finance Ethics, Multiple Regression Analysis, Nonlinear Research Methods
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John Francis T. Diaz, PhD, RFP

Associate Professor

Academic Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
  • Master of Business Administration, University of the Philippines (UP)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies, University of the Philippines (UP)

Professional and Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor, College of Business (COB), Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Taiwan
  • Director, International Undergraduate Program in Business and Management, COB, CYCU, Taiwan
  • Assistant Professor, COB, CYCU, Taiwan
  • Research Associate, Quality Development and Accreditation Office, COB, CYCU, Taiwan
  • Junior Assistant Manager II, Banco de Oro Leasing & Finance, Inc., Philippines
  • Financial Sales Executive, Philam-Equitable Life Assurance Company, Philippines
  • Research Associate, Center for Multidisciplinary Studies on Health and Social Sciences, Philippines

Affiliations, Awards, and Honors

  • Institute Fellow, Seven Pillars Institute, USA (2020 – present)
  • Research Fellow, Corporate Social Responsibility Research Center, Taiwan (2020 – present)
  • Member, Association of Registered Financial Planners (RFP) in the Philippines (2020 – present)
  • International Coordinator, Association for Chinese Management Educators (ACME), USA (2017 – present)
  • Adviser, Association of Filipino Scholars in Taiwan (AFST), Taiwan (2014 – present)
  • Associate Fellow, World Business Institute, New Zealand (2011 – present)
  • Best Presentation, International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Applications (April 2020)
  • VP-Secretary, ACME, USA (2017 – 2019)
  • Best Paper Award, 2016 International Conference on Pacific Rim Management (June 2016)
  • Best Paper Award, 2015 Conference on Advancements of Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (May 2015)
  • Best Research Paper Award, International Islamic Banking, Finance and Investment Conference (December 2011)
  • Best Research Paper Award, World Business and Economics Research Conference; New Zealand (December 2011)
  • Distinguished International Graduate Student Scholarship, Taiwan (2008)
  • Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Scholarship, Philippines (1999, unavailed)

Peer-reviewed journals

  • Chen, J. H., & Diaz, J. F. (2020). Application of grey relational analysis and artificial neural networks on currency exchange-traded notes (ETNs). Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, 24(2).
  • Chen, J. H., & Diaz, J. F. (2019). The spillover and leverage effects of equity exchange-traded notes (ETNs). Global Economy Journal, 19(3), 1950013.
  • Diaz, J. F. (2018). Volatility dynamics in the ASEAN- China free trade agreement. Journal of Emerging Market Finance, 17(3), 287-306.
  • Chen, J. H., Chang, T. T., Ho, C. R., & Diaz, J. F. (2014). Grey relational analysis and neural network forecasting of REIT returns. Quantitative Finance, 14(11), 2033-2044.

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