Journal Asian Journal of Economics and Empirical Research

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Hiroyuki Taguchi, Mesa Wanasilp
Asian Journal of Economics and Empirical Research, Volume 5, pp 19-28; doi:10.20448/journal.501.2018.51.19.28

Abstract:This article reviews the Thailand monetary policy rule and its performance under the adoption of inflation targeting regime since 2000. The study estimates the policy reaction function to see if the inflation targeting has been linked with an inflation-responsive monetary policy rule, and investigates whether the monetary policy rule would actually have its transmission effect on inflation, through tracing the impulse responses of inflation rate to monetary policy shocks. The main findings are as follows. The estimation outcomes of the policy reaction function show that the Thailand monetary policy rule is characterized as an inflation- and exchange-rate- responsive rule with forward-looking manner, which is countercyclical against inflation in the long run, but is accompanied with slow adjustment toward a target policy rate. The impulse response analyses imply that the Thailand monetary policy has only a marginal transmission effect on inflation probably due to the slow adjustment of policy rate.
Ayesha Serfraz
Asian Journal of Economics and Empirical Research, Volume 5, pp 1-18; doi:10.20448/journal.501.2018.51.1.18

Abstract:This study empirically analyzes the effects of sector-wise FDI inflows on respective sector-wise labor productivity for a panel of seven major sectors of Pakistan’s economy covering time period of 1997-2016. For empirical analysis, sector-wise FDI inflows has been used as an independent variable while sector-wise labor productivity is a dependent variable. Initial tests conclude that LSDV fixed effects model is the most appropriate test for the data being used for empirical analysis. Further tests confirm the existence of a long-run Cointegration between these two variables. Wald test shows that a uni-directional short-run causality exists, running from sector-wise labor productivity to sector-wise FDI inflows. Pair-wise Granger-Causality test further shows that the effects of FDI inflows are not limited to one sector, rather there is an evidence of spillover effect from one sector to an-other. All empirical tests conclude that sector-wise FDI inflows positively affect sector-wise labor productivity in case of Pakistan.
Dan Lin, Yu-Wei Lan
Asian Journal of Economics and Empirical Research, Volume 4, pp 106-120; doi:10.20448/journal.501.2017.42.106.120

Abstract:This study examines the difference in performances of two business groups, Formosa Plastics Group and Far Eastern Group, under the impact of financial tsunami (2007.10.29~2017.8.10). The aim of this study is to help investors understand the operating model of business groups and use the herding effect to enhance the trading performance in financial markets. The empirical evidence shows that for the Formosa Plastics Group, the news impact curve (based on EGARCH model) including the leading company is flatter when the news impact is less than zero (that is, negative news impact) than the news impact curve excluding the leading company. In contrast, the news impact curve of the Far Eastern Group is steeper when the leading company is included. Moreover, when the leading company is included as an endogeneous variable in the model as a filter for the program trading simulation, results show that investors can profit from the Formosa Plastics Group.
Tanoos, James J
Asian Journal of Economics and Empirical Research, Volume 4, pp 1-7; doi:10.20448/journal.501/2017.4.1/501.1.1.7

Zi-Yi Guo
Asian Journal of Economics and Empirical Research, Volume 4, pp 8-13; doi:10.20448/journal.501.2017.41.8.13

Tanoos, James J
Asian Journal of Economics and Empirical Research, Volume 4, pp 1-7; doi:10.20448/journal.501.2017.41.1.7

Somya Tyagi, Sikandar Siddiqui
Asian Journal of Economics and Empirical Research, Volume 4, pp 61-67; doi:10.20448/journal.501.2017.42.61.67

Abstract:In this paper, two largely familiar stock market anomalies – the yield curve and the momentum effects - are re-examined for the S&P 500 index by using nonparametric regression. The results essentially confirm the existence of both of these phenomena, but also indicate that the stochastic linkages between the explanatory variables and future index returns are nonlinear and mutually dependent. It hence turns out that the greater flexibility offered by nonparametric regression enables the detection and characterisation of some features of the underlying relationship that would have been gone unnoticed under the linearity and additivity assumptions underlying simpler regression approaches.
Leonard Rang’ala Lari, Philip Mulama NYangweso, Lucy Jepchoge Rono
Asian Journal of Economics and Empirical Research, Volume 4, pp 49-60; doi:10.20448/journal.501.2017.42.49.60

Abstract:Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the determinants of technical inefficiency of Saccos in Kenya. Methodology: The explanatory research design was utilized. The financial statements data was collected from a census of 46 audited deposit taking Saccos and methods used included estimation of technical inefficiency by employing a non-parametric DEA method while the second step concerned determination of inefficiency using parametric SFA. The log truncated panel data was used for a period of 8 years (2007-2014). Result: All the predictors jointly influence inefficiency and are significant except for prime regressors given NOCF slack as hypothesized in agency, efficiency and intermediation theories. NOCF slack regression reflects lack of managerial influence as indicated by Gamma (1.13E-23) while DEA result of all Saccos indicated 0.976 mean efficiency. Contribution to policy and practice: The NPTA, CA and FI predictors had significant influence on pure technical inefficiency, thus apt for decision making.
Chris O Udoka, Akaninyene Billy Orok
Asian Journal of Economics and Empirical Research, Volume 4, pp 68-74; doi:10.20448/journal.501.2017.42.68.74

Abstract:This study aimed at evaluating enterprise risk management practice by Deposit Money Banks in Nigeria. Evolving from the research were three specific objectives which were reconstructed into research hypotheses. The hypotheses investigated the relationship between objections and challenges faced by Nigerian banks, government policy, risk and acceptance of enterprise risk management by Nigerian banks. The study utilized an Ex-Post Facto design. A sample of 374 respondents extracted across six geopolitical zones in Nigeria responded to a re-validated 5 points Likert Scale questionnaire. Data extracted from the collection was evaluated using ordinary least square OLS regression analysis. The study revealed that various challenges of practicing banks significantly influences the level of acceptance and implementation of ERM in Nigeria, the government policies on ERM has a direct and significant relationship on the practice of ERM by players in the industry and that the practice of ERM has positively influenced the performance of the Nigerian banks that have accepted and implemented ERM. The study recommended that apex institution should devise a strategic plan and framework to help banks in the implementation of enterprise risk management since it has been adjudged to be the industry best practice in line with Basel III accord.
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