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  • Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Economics and
           Finance, Vol. 12, No. 11

    • PubDate: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 04:20:59 +000
       
  • Testing Growth Theory Using Existing Growth Models for MENA Countries

    • Abstract: This paper examines the growing gap between the theoretical and empirical growth literature and policy needs of the developing economies. Growth literature has focused mainly on long term growth outcomes, but policy makers of the developing economies need rapid improvements in the short to medium term growth rates. In this paper we argue that this gap can be reduced by distinguishing between the short to medium term dynamic effects of policies from their long run equilibrium effects. With data from selected 15 MENA countries; we show that an extended version of the Solow (1956) model is well suited for this purpose. We include the education find that the short to medium term growth effects of the investment ratio are quite significant and they may persist for up to 10 years.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 13:48:43 +000
       
  • Does Stock Listing Affect Value Creation and Profitability' Evidence
           from European Listed and Unlisted Companies

    • Abstract: In this paper we have studied the issue of whether the stock listing decision impacts firms’ performance and value. In detail, we compared listed and unlisted companies located in countries belonging to the Stoxx Europe 600 in a 3-year time horizon (2015-2017). Companies are grouped in sector in order to ensure a greater comparability of data. As variable representative of performance we used the return on equity while for value creation we chosen the ROE-ke differential. Using the statistical t-test we ascertain the comparability of values. Results of our study demonstrated that unlisted companies have greater profitability and generate higher value than listed peers. In particular, given the significance level at 1% resulting from the t-test for the difference between the means, profitability and value created are higher for unlisted companies compared to the listed especially for the Thecnology, Telecommunication and Industrials sectors.
      PubDate: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:11:33 +000
       
  • Market Risks, Firms’ Size and Financial Performance: Reality or Illusion
           in Microfinance Institutions in Kenya

    • Abstract: The purpose of the study was to investigate on Market risk, Firms’ size and financial performance, Reality or illusion in microfinance institution. The study employed positivism philosophy and used explanatory non–experimental research designs. The targeted population was all the thirteen registered Deposit Taking microfinance institutions in Kenya and census approach was used. The study used secondary data which was collected from MFIs annual audited financial reports for the period between 2014 and 2018 using data collection instruments. The study was anchored on two theories namely Dynamic Capabilities theory and Modern Portfolio Theory. Diagnostic tests were applied to test on multicollinearity, autocorrelation, heteroscedasticity, normality test, and stationarity. Panel data multiple regression analysis was used to analyze the collected data and the results presented using figures and tables. The results indicated that firm’s size has a significant moderating effect on the relationship between market risk and financial performance of microfinance institutions. The study recommended that the CEOs of microfinance Institution should employ mechanism of identifying the optimal firm size that organization needs to operate in to achieve better financial performance.The purpose of the study was to investigate on Market risk, Firms’ size and financial performance, Reality or illusion in microfinance institution. The study employed positivism philosophy and used explanatory non–experimental research designs. The targeted population was all the thirteen registered Deposit Taking microfinance institutions in Kenya and census approach was used. The study used secondary data which was collected from MFIs annual audited financial reports for the period between 2014 and 2018 using data collection instruments. The study was anchored on two theories namely Dynamic Capabilities theory and Modern Portfolio Theory. Diagnostic tests were applied to test on multicollinearity, autocorrelation, heteroscedasticity, normality test, and stationarity. Panel data multiple regression analysis was used to analyze the collected data and the results presented using figures and tables. The results indicated that firm’s size has a significant moderating effect on the relationship between market risk and financial performance of microfinance institutions. The study recommended that the CEOs of microfinance Institution should employ mechanism of identifying the optimal firm size that organization needs to operate in to achieve better financial performance.
      PubDate: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:09:10 +000
       
  • The Dynamic Relationship between FinTech and Social Distancing under
           COVID-19 Pandemic: Digital Payments Evidence

    • Abstract: This paper investigats the opportunities of growth under restrictions of social distancing for FinTech. This has been conducted on 10 countries (United States, United Kingdom, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Japan, South Korea, Italy, India and Nigeria) during the period from March to June 2020. Results indicate that social distancing may affect digital payments. This has been supported for retail and recreation (X1), grocery and pharmacy (X2), transit stations (X4) and workplaces (X5), whithout any evidence about significant effects for parks (X3) and residentials (X6).    
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Oct 2020 05:00:04 +000
       
  • Back to the Origins of the Initial Public Offerings Price Range:
           Underwriter-Funds Network and Information Production Timeline

    • Abstract: Although the initial price range in U.S. Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) is constrained by SEC regulations, a non-negligible percentage of IPO price ranges falls outside the ‘safe harbour’. We investigate how the price range - which sends the very first signals on the IPO quality to the market - is set in the due diligence phase, with special attention to unexplored networking patterns between underwriters and institutional investors. By making use of a Mixture Model applied to 1,246 US firms listed between 2004 and 2016, we show that underwriters that are centrally positioned in their network of regular investors are more likely to set a price range that is compliant with SEC guidelines. We argue that the flexibility resulting from being safe harbour-compliant allows underwriters to preserve their reputation for fair dealing with issuers by exploiting a dumping ground proviso or quid pro quo agreements with their network funds. Despite information produced by network funds in the due diligence step having no significant effect on the width of the price range, in our study, we provide evidence that the range does serve as a proxy of the uncertainty of the listing firms.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Oct 2020 04:25:54 +000
       
  • Cause Determination of the Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Market Collapse During
           the Financial Crisis

    • Abstract: This paper provides insight into what caused the decline of the adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) market during the 2007–2009 financial crisis. Contrary to common perception, the failure of the ARM market cannot be primarily attributed to predatory lending targeting subprime borrowers from low-credit households. This popular narrative is incomplete and disregards some important factors. I present three key factors that challenge the narrative and point to previously undiscussed sources that may have contributed to the ARM market collapse. First, the accusation of predatory lending does not account for other possible causes of mass ARM defaults. Second, the sole focus on the market’s subprime segment disregards the impact of prime ARMs on the market. Third, the narrative’s citation of subprime ARMs having greater delinquency rates and foreclosure numbers fails to recognize the significant percentage increase in prime ARM failures in the years leading up to the crisis, as well the disparity in typical outstanding balances between subprime and prime ARMs.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Oct 2020 04:23:48 +000
       
  • Financial Performance of the Lebanese Bank

    • Abstract: Lebanese Banks financial performance is an important topic especially that the performance of banks has a significant influence on the economy. A study on the Lebanese Banks’ financial performance determinants is essential in order to provide banks with indicators that can help them to enhance and improve their performance. The purpose of this study is to determine and analyze the determinants or the factors affecting the profitability of the Lebanese Banking Sector. The sample studied consists of the Lebanese Banking Sector including all banks, but limited to a period of 19 years being from 1999 till 2017. Results of the study were analyzed using the statistical program “SPSS”. Findings revealed the significance relation each of Capital adequacy, efficiency, and growth in loans toward banks profitability as well as the significance relation between Inflation GDP deflator rate, Real Interest Rate and profitability. At the same time, no significant relation was obtained between liquidity, GDP growth and profitability. The study recommends banks to enhance their internal factors being the most important determinants of banks profitability, especially their capital adequacy and loan growth.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Oct 2020 04:22:28 +000
       
  • True Expense Ratio and True Alpha of Imperfect Diversification: Evidence
           from Stock Market in Bangladesh

    • Abstract: Actively managed funds try to outperform by deviating from passive benchmarks such as the S&P 500, leading to imperfect diversification and higher idiosyncratic volatility. The idiosyncratic volatility imposes an additional cost to the shareholders. In this study, using data of all the closed-end mutual funds listed with Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) from 2012 to 2019, I have attempted to quantify this higher idiosyncratic volatility as an additional expense on the portfolio and then estimate true expense ratio and true net alpha of the actively managed funds as a new measure for imperfect portfolio diversification. The study finds that mean volatility cost of the funds is 1.42% which is on an average around 89% of the explicit expense ratio and the findings that volatility costs are not strongly correlated with other performance measures such as Sharpe, Treynor or information ratios provides additional information about the fund performance. Moreover, when volatility cost is adjusted to traditional Jensen alpha measure to find a true net alpha of the funds, rankings of the funds significantly change and two alpha measures are not strongly positively correlated, suggesting new information about the fund performance.
      PubDate: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 13:19:27 +000
       
  • Strategies to Resolve Food Insecurity in Guinea International Cooperation
           Approaches (Availability: Production, Distribution, and Exchange of Food):
           A Case Study in Guinea

    • Abstract: The project at hand addresses the existence of food safety problems in Guinea with the major focus being on the general situation about how it can be recovered using an international approach. The stable food in the nation of Guinea is rice, which is why it's per capita consumption is roughly 100 kg annually. Guinea’s economy relies heavily on agriculture as well as other rural activities and besides that, it is richly endowed with minerals whereby the country has both gold and bauxite reserves. The country’s gross domestic product stands at $10.91 billion as per the 2018 report of the World Bank. The 2018 World Bank report shows that GDP per capita of Guinea is $878.60 with its gross national income being $30.58 billion PPP. It for this matter that the paper will cover on the economic situation of the country, its natural resources, the agricultural production, supply and demand, import and distribution, as well as determining the size, importance, and initial judgment of the problem. Additionally, the paper will address past historical practices and problems identified successful experiences of other African countries, and the Chinese experience. It is for this aspect that the government through its relevant bodies should handle the situation using the case of China whereby they have attained food security within the shortest period. The case of Chinese experience is ideal for this paper because they have been in such situations before and thus the reason why the paper focuses on China’s development experience based on Guineas agricultural development capacity-building approach research.
      PubDate: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 06:56:02 +000
       
  • Research on the Development of China’s Peer-to-Peer Online Lending
           Industry Based on System Dynamics Simulation

    • Abstract: This paper divides the economic operating system of peer-to-peer online lending industry into industry subsystem, investment and financing subsystem and macroeconomic subsystem. By establishing a system dynamics model and conducting simulation analysis, this paper explores the influence and trend characteristics of the monetary policy, regulatory policies and investment and financing expectations to China’s P2P industry development. Tight monetary policy promotes the development of the P2P industry in the short term, but it reduces the scale of the industry in the long run. A strong regulatory policy leads to an outbreak of industry risks in the short term and stabilizes the industry in the long run. Changes in investment and financing expectations make the scale experience the process of falling, slight rising to rapid decline. Based on the simulation results, the policy enlightenment and suggestions can be obtained to promote the steady development of P2P online loan industry.
      PubDate: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 06:54:17 +000
       
  • The Opportunities for Bilateral Cooperation between China and Uzbekistan
           in the Lens of “Belt and Road” Initiative

    • Abstract: The Belt and Road Initiative, formerly known as One Belt One Road or OBOR for short, is a global infrastructure development strategy adopted by the Chinese government in 2013 to invest in nearly 70 countries and international organizations. This initiative aims to achieve the “Chinese Dream”- globalization. The economic status of China is widely flourishing since the introduction of the One Belt One Road initiative among Central Asian-African Countries, particularly in Uzbekistan. Orientation for the five priorities of the initiative is policy coordination, infrastructure connectivity, free trade, financial integration, and soft power bonds. This research demonstrates case reports of bilateral cooperation between China and Uzbekistan, mapping political, financial, economic, and cultural interactions to each of these cooperation priorities. The researchers explored references from scientific peer review articles, e-books, annual and monthly conference reports, available books, and scientific databases and documented valuable data. The researcher evaluated each cooperative agreement and determined the mutual interest and future opportunities for bilateral cooperation between target countries. Base on the findings, it is recommended that China’s political and economic interactions in Uzbekistan need further investigation in the nearest future.
      PubDate: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 06:52:12 +000
       
  • Impacts of Political Connections on Private Enterprise Performance in
           China and the Analysis of Mediating Effects

    • Abstract: Based on data of Chinese Private Enterprises Survey (CPES) from 2006-2014, this paper uses OLS model and other empirical methods to estimate the impacts of political connections on private enterprise performance in China, as well as heterogeneous effects and mediating effects of different types of political connections on tax burden and non-productive activities expense. The results show that, political connections contribute significantly to private enterprises. Compared with previous political connections, like working experiences in state-owned enterprises and government-affiliated institutions, current political connections, like deputies to the NPC or members of CPPCC, have played better and further roles in enterprise performance. Tax burden and non-productive activities expense have a mediation effect in the relationship between political connections and enterprise performance. This study replenishes new evidence to describe how political connections affect private enterprise performance in China, and partly explains why private enterprises are keen on setting up political connections, which may provide valuable tips to foster a new type of cordial and clean relationship between government and business in China.
      PubDate: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 06:50:28 +000
       
  • Governance and Performance in Insurance Companies: A Bibliometric Analysis
           and A Meta-Analysis

    • Abstract: This paper provides a review of theoretical contributions and empirical studies on the external and internal mechanisms of corporate governance of insurance companies and their effects on performance and/or risk. Thanks to the analysis of the studies published between 1985 and 2019 through bibliometric tools, we are able to illustrate the networks of scientific collaborations (co-authorship) and relationships between the most used terms, also highlighting the most significant groups of scholars and research strands. Additionally, the paper carries out a meta-analysis of around thirty quantitative articles that show a relationship between the quantitative-qualitative characteristics of the Board of Directors and the performance of the insurance company. The empirical studies show a consensus on the positive contribution of board size and the presence of independent directors on performance. Moreover, insurance research networks do not appear to be very interconnected, especially as regards to emerging markets. The paper also provides a useful starting point for future research aimed at defining the specificities of the governance-performance relationship of insurance companies within an evolving regulatory and market framework.
      PubDate: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 06:47:20 +000
       
 
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