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Applied Economics and Finance
Number of Followers: 14  

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ISSN (Print) 2332-7294 - ISSN (Online) 2332-7308
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  • The Sustainability Issue; What Meaning for the Economic and Human

    • Authors: Giovanni Antonio COSSIGA
      Pages: 1 - 17
      Abstract: The sustainability issue, understood as a good relationship between humankind and nature, can offer the opportunity to analyze certain aspects of the economic theory. If we admit that the stability in economy is a natural condition for linear growth and instead the conjuncture is a trouble for growth due to the loss of natural balance, some consequences will follow. The long fight against instability has not been won, always struggling between inflation and deflation. It follows that the fight against inflation first and then deflation couldn’t counter the real malaise of the global economy: the instability. That is the deviation of economic systems from the natural path of balance with nature. Therefore, the results obtained struggling with monetary alterations, although significant, would be temporary and unable to solve the core of the matter. It follows that the economic support policies have essentially addressed the formal aspect, I would say just indicative of the imbalance, without obtaining stable results in the natural balance recovery. From this point of view, the interventions of fiscal policy, despite some good tests obtained by trying to reduce the strength of the 2008-2010 financial crisis, have not solved however the poisonous aftermath of deflation. Moreover, during the last decade, the health of global economic systems has always required, to be maintained, a defense in the form of supporting policies through neo-Keynesian interventions. And not only that. Because the monetary policy used all its weapons, even unconventional ones, to defeat deflation: nonetheless, it didn’t achieve anything but just a mitigation of phenomena. Always provided, anyway, that the wave of new liquidity continues, as requested by the markets. The point is therefore which is the exit strategy from this situation, considering that the progressive exhaustion of the resources of fiscal and monetary policies sets the expectation of a potential progressive recession on a global basis. Well, according to the sustainability theory the recession is not a bad thing in itself, but it’s rather a cure whose impact we must learn to measure, having the view to mitigate the most negative social effects.
      PubDate: 2020-03-17
      DOI: 10.11114/aef.v7i3.4773
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 3 (2020)
  • The Impact of Education on Fluid Intelligence

    • Authors: Bahram Sanginabadi
      Pages: 18 - 43
      Abstract: Fluid intelligence, which refers to the ability of a person to solve novel problems independent of previously acquired knowledge, is a highly crucial factor in learning and has a big impact on educational and professional success. However, the impacts of formal education on fluid intelligence has been neglected in the literature. In this paper, we apply an exogenous variation in years of schooling to explore the impacts of education on fluid intelligence. From 1971 to the end of 1973, the global price of crude oil increased over 400%. Such an increase in oil price improved the revenue of the Indonesian government from oil production. Indonesia invested most of the new income on central government’s construction projects famous as “Presidential Instructions” (INPRES), which aimed to improve regional equity in the country. The largest INPRES program, known as Sekolah Dasar INPRES, also remains the largest school construction project in history. The government built over 60 thousand elementary schools all over the country from 1973 to 1978. Duflo (2001) studies the impacts of the program on years of education. We have received INPRES data from Duflo and combined it with the Indonesian Family Life Survey (IFLS), which contains individual cognitive ability tests. This dataset represents 83% of the population of 13 out of 26 Indonesian provinces. The results show positive and statistically significant impacts of years of schooling on the fluid intelligence of both females and males. 
      PubDate: 2020-03-18
      DOI: 10.11114/aef.v7i3.4774
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 3 (2020)
  • Payment Delays and Financial Performance of Construction Firms in Vihiga
           County, Kenya

    • Authors: Brenda Ajema Kalegera, Nixon Oluoch Omoro
      Pages: 44 - 54
      Abstract: The purpose of this study was to establish whether payment delays affect financial performance of construction firms. The study employed cross sectional research design, stratified simple random sampling and census survey of 32 construction firms. The study relied on secondary data from audited financial reports. Data was analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics - multivariate analysis. There was no statistical significant effect between delayed payments and financial performance as measured by Net profit margin and current ratio, probably other factors or measures such as management style and strategies could have affected the two variables. Our conclusion however, is that late payments in commercial transactions by the public or generations  and private entities have detrimental effects on the business environment,  especially by exacerbating the burden of already financially constrained firms which can ultimately push them out of business. The study was only limited to one financial year and construction firm.
      PubDate: 2020-03-18
      DOI: 10.11114/aef.v7i3.4775
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 3 (2020)
  • Near Exact Calculation of American Options

    • Authors: Saied Simozar
      Pages: 55 - 69
      Abstract: A new practical approach for the analysis of American (bond) options is developed which is a combination of the closed form solutions and binomial lattice models. The model is calibrated to the observed term structure of rates and traded volatilities and is arbitrage free. The convergence is very fast, but numerically intensive. By extrapolation the near exact premium of an American (bond) option can be calculated.
      PubDate: 2020-03-18
      DOI: 10.11114/aef.v7i3.4681
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 3 (2020)
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