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ISSN (Print) 1916-971X - ISSN (Online) 1916-9728
Published by CCSE Homepage  [43 journals]
  • Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Trade Balance: Evidence from Cote

    • Abstract: Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows have been increasing in developing countries over the past decades. However, there is only a few evidence about their impact on the trade balance on the recipient countries. This study empirically examines the issue for Cote d’Ivoire from 1980 to 2017. To that end, we extend the traditional trade balance function to include FDI and employ alternative cointegration testing and estimation methods. The results show that domestic income, real effective exchange rate and foreign direct investment are important drivers of trade balance. A real depreciation of domestic currency improves the trade balance both in the long and short run, thus consistent with Marshall-Lerner condition. Furthermore, FDI adversely affects trade balance in the long run.
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 01:24:22 +000
  • Entrepreneurship in Brazil: A Worthy Endeavor'

    • Abstract: This study analyzes if there are differences between the income of entrepreneurs and wage earners in Brazil. Using data from the 2015 National Household Sample Survey database, we estimate a Mincer equation, correcting for self-selection, which explains the choice of entrepreneurship in the function of earnings related to salaried work. Subsequently, the wage differential per category is decomposed using the Oaxaca-Blinder procedure. To complete the analysis, a detailed decomposition is used to identify the explained and unexplained components of the wage gap. The results indicate that personal, cultural, and demographic characteristics affect the entrepreneurial occupational choice as well the differential in the income of entrepreneurs and employees. On average, entrepreneurs earn approximately 19.68% more than salaried workers.
      PubDate: Sun, 28 Jun 2020 13:14:41 +000
  • Directors’ Decision-Making Involvement on Corporate Boards

    • Abstract: Using the full set of committee memberships for the directors of Fortune 100 firms (which I collect from annual proxy statements), I introduce a measure to capture the extent of a director’s involvement in discussion and decisions that affect corporate strategy. I document substantial variation in directors’ decision-making involvement both within and across boards, and I provide evidence that this more nuanced yet systematically available measure yields more powerful and better specified tests in examining the link between board composition, accounting performance metrics, and shareholder value. Overall, I argue that incorporating these differences in decision-making power has important implications for studies in corporate governance.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 01:34:16 +000
  • Does Exchange Rate Volatility Affect Economic Growth in Nigeria'

    • Abstract: This study used monthly data from 2003 to 2017 to analyze the effects of USD/NG₦ exchange-rate volatility on Nigeria’s economic growth. The results from generalized autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity (GARCH) and vector error correction model (VECM) analyses indicated that USD/NG₦ volatility had a significant effect on the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth. The results of the Granger causality/block exogeneity Wald tests and impulse-response functions also indicated that USD/NG₦ volatility had a significant negative effect on the country’s GDP growth. Moreover, USD/NG₦ exchange-rate volatility was found to exhibit short-term unidirectional causality for economic growth. However, a bidirectional relationship was confirmed between narrow money supply and economic growth. Yet, it was also found that the interbank exchange rate, which is a semiofficial Forex window, had little effect on Nigeria’s economic growth—a strong indication that a large portion of the productive sector lacks access to this Forex platform.
      PubDate: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 02:20:16 +000
  • Effects of a Devaluation on Trade Balance in Uganda: An ARDL Cointegration

    • Abstract: Obtaining a trade surplus, an increase in exports over imports, is a major economic indicator and one that developing economies strive to obtain. The devaluation of a country’s currency is expected to be one way to obtain the trade surplus, by making imports expensive and exports cheap in the domestic country. This paper investigates the effects of a devaluation on the trade balance in Uganda in both the short run and long run. We consider two major approaches to trade balance improvement: the absorption approach and the elasticity approach. We employed an autoregressive distributed lag model (ARDL) approach to predict the long-term and short-term outcomes of a possible devaluation of Uganda’s currency using gross domestic product as a proxy to income, real exchange rates and trade balances, which are the ratio of exports to imports. Our results suggest that incomes significantly affect trade balances in the long run and short run, while real exchange rates were found to only affect trade balances in the short run.
      PubDate: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 15:09:53 +000
  • How Do Estimates of Inflation Persistence in Malta Compare with Other EU

    • Abstract: After the European sovereign debt crisis in 2012, inflation has been unexpectedly low across most of the economies making up the euro area, as well as the Monetary Union aggregate, with economists referring to this phenomenon as the “missing inflation” puzzle. As the smallest and one of the most open economies in the euro area, Malta has also registered a period of low inflation post-2012, despite registering an average GDP growth rate of 6.9% per annum over the period 2013-2019. This paper estimates the extent of inflation persistence of Malta and a number of EU economies for both the pre- and post-2012 period. Measures of persistence are computed as the sum of autoregressive coefficients derived from univariate regressions on both aggregated and disaggregated inflation series. Estimates of persistence in Malta have increased when the sample covers the post-2012 period. In terms of the main sub-components, energy inflation has a substantially higher persistence compared to the pre-2012 period, reflecting both external and country-specific factors. Most other EU countries also reported an increase in persistence when including the post-2012 period in the sample although the estimates for Malta, both at the aggregate and disaggregated indices, remain less persistent.
      PubDate: Tue, 09 Jun 2020 02:58:16 +000
  • Partial Ordered Logit Analysis of Confidence Levels in Financial
           Institutions in Ghana. The Case of Asante Mampong Municipality

    • Abstract: In recent times the financial sector (FS) of Ghana has been saddled with liquidity and operational challenges leading to several financial policies put in place by the Central Bank. The financial crisis and its resultant stringent measures affected public confidence as many customers lost their investments/savings while some financial institutions were consolidated or collapsed. Noting the critical role of public confidence in the financial sector, this paper assessed the confidence levels in FS of Ghana, using Asante Mampong Municipality as a case study. A random sample of 384 respondents was used. Due to the ordinal nature of the dependent variable (confidence levels), the Partial Proportional Odds (PPO) model was used when the ordered logit model failed to pass the proportional odds assumption. About 46.4% of the respondents reported having ‘no confidence’ in the financial institutions of the country, while 37% indicated having ‘somehow confident’ in the sector. Less than 20% of the respondents expressed ‘confident’ (13.3%) or ‘very confident’ (3.4%) in the FS. Duration of engagement with a financial institution, loss of investment, awareness of crisis/reforms of the financial sector and income levels affected the confidence levels in the financial sector. Financial institutions are recommended to strengthen their relationship with customers by providing improved services and policy measures that secure customers investment/savings to ensure sustained and increased levels of confidence.
      PubDate: Tue, 09 Jun 2020 02:55:51 +000
  • Strategy of Developing Local Economy Based on Regional Superior

    • Abstract: This paper discusses the strategy of developing a local economy based on regional superior commodities. Not many people can to process superior commodities into derivative products that have added value. Also, the limited access to price information and marketing networks forces farmers to sell their crops to collectors at a price that is determined unilaterally, which is why farmers do not get the maximum benefit. The purpose of this study is to formulate a leading commodity-based local economic development strategy to create competitiveness to improve the people’s economy. The method used is descriptive with a quantitative approach and is supported by location quotient (LQ) analysis, Shift-Share, and Value Added. To formulate a strategy used a SWOT analysis, to determine the program carried out by comparing current conditions with desired conditions and referring to the results of the SWOT analysis. The results of the study show that leading commodities are proven to have comparative advantages and have the potential to become the basis of regional economies. The integrated commodity product processing industry that produces a variety of processed products can provide economic value that increases the final value of superior commodities. Also, the activities of processing derivative products are also able to produce added value, provide profit margins to workers and employers, as well as contribute to other inputs for each kilogram of product produced. Processed products have the potential to provide high price margins to farmers and producers if the marketing system is more efficient. Based on the analysis-analysis, industrial clusters based on regional superior commodities can be developed.
      PubDate: Sun, 07 Jun 2020 16:46:16 +000
  • Determinants of Demand for Automobiles in Brazil: An Econometric Analysis
           in the Period 2012-2017

    • Abstract: This paper aims to investigate the determinants of demand for automobiles in Brazil in the period 2012-2017. To this end, the research initially contemplates a historical approach that shows that the sector developed, at first, guided by the State and, subsequently, in a race by foreign automakers to build the respective production plants, until it became one of the main sectors of the Brazilian economy, whose performance directly reflects the behavior of all national production. The second step was to model the contemporary behavior of the sector, where it can be seen that some variables, such as income, price, interest rate, IPI rates, and seasonality, have relevant statistical significance and can be used to interpret demand and make forecasts about the future of the sector. An econometric estimate based on ordinary least squares with a dummy variable was used. Among the results found, the importance of the income and price effects as important determinants of demand for automobiles in Brazil in the analyzed period stands out.
      PubDate: Sat, 06 Jun 2020 09:47:23 +000
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