Do Liquidity and Financial Leverage Constrain the Impact of Firm Size and Dividend Payouts on Share Price in Emerging Economy

Research Article

This study investigates the influence of liquidity position and financial leverage on the relationship of share price with firm size and dividend payouts in Pakistan by using the annual panel data of 356 non-financial firms listed on Karachi stock exchange from the period of 1999 to 2013. Pedroni panel cointegration approach confirms the valid long run relationship between considered variables. Results indicate that firm size and dividend payout have significant positive relationship with the firms' stock prices in long run. Results of causality test show the bidirectional causal relationship of firm size and dividend payout with stock prices in non-financial [...]

Does Profitability affect Debt Ratio? Evidence from Vietnam Listed Firms

Research Article

The main objective of this study is to examine the relationship between profitability and leverage of Vietnam listed corporations in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). The study finds strong evidence that this relationship is negative. This conclusion is not affected by control variables as well as firm and year fixed effects. Particularly, it is found that the smaller the firms are, the more profound the relationship is. In line with many previous researches, this result is in favor of the Pecking order theory. In the Vietnamese context, small and profitable firms tend to have higher incentive to [...]

Tourism Development and Real Effective Exchange Rate Revisited by Wavelet based Analysis: Evidence from France

Research Article

This research scrutinizes the empirical association of tourism development (TD) and real effective exchange rate (ER) in the high tourist arrival economy; France by wavelet transform context. This innovative technique allows the decomposition of time-sequence at diverse time frequencies. We applied continuous wavelet, wavelet coherence power spectrum and wavelet based Granger causality analysis to explore the connection between TD and ER, by using the monthly data from 1996 (1) -2015 (8). Outcomes show that there is a unidirectional causal impact from TD to ER in short run and also a bidirectional causal influence of TD on ER in medium and [...]

How does Interest rate effect Exchange rate of Pakistan. Evidence of ARDL Bound Testing Approach.

Research Article

The purpose of this paper is to examine the long run as well as the short run relationship between exchange rate and interest rate in the context of Pakistan. Annual time series data have been used over the period of 1980 to 2015. Augmented Dickey-Fuller (ADF) unit root test, Johansen and Jeuuselius?s cointegration technique, auto regressive distributed lag (ARDL) bound testing model, error correction model (ECM), CUSUM and CUSUM of square tests for stability of model and, causality analysis in supporting variance decomposition and impulse response function are used to meet the research purpose. The study concluded the existence [...]

Impact of Monetary Policy on Private Investment: Evidence from Pakistan

Research Article

This study analyzes the impact of real discount rate, government investment and foreign direct investment on private investment in Pakistan by using annual time series data over the period of 1975-2015. The research used Augmented Dickey Fuller (ADF) unit root test, Johansen and Juuselieus's co-integration technique, Auto Regressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) bound testing model, Error Correction Model (ECM) and Causality Analysis to analyze the relationship. Results of ECM and cointegration analysis suggest that a significant negative short and long run relationship exists between private investment and real discounted rate of return. Whereas, causality analysis confirms the unidirectional causality exists between [...]

Introduction to the First Issue of Journal of Finance & Economic Research

Editorial

It is with great pleasure that we introduce the first issue of Journal of Finance and Economic Research (JFER). Five papers have been selected for the first issue of the journal. The issue covers a diverse range of topics in the fields of finance and economics. The first article, titled “Bank Profitability and its Determinants in Pakistan: A Panel Data Analysis after Financial Crisis” by Muhammad Ali, discusses the internal and external determinants of the Pakistan banking sector, specifically after the recent financial crisis of 2008. The second article, titled “Critical review of Yasheng Huang’s - Rethingking the Bejing Consensus” [...]

Bank Profitability and its Determinants in Pakistan: A Panel Data Analysis after Financial Crisis

Research Article

This study seeks to investigate the internal and external determinants of the Pakistan banking sector, specifically after the recent financial crisis of 2008. The sample data comprises of total 26 banks, which include 17 conventional, 5 Islamic and 4 public banks. The selected sample covers the period of five years from 2009 to 2013. A balanced panel data regression model has been used and considered return on assets (ROA) and return on equity (ROE) as an alternative of bank's profitability. The results of the study suggest that bank's profitability is significantly affected by its internal determinants while external determinants are [...]

Critical review of Yasheng Huang's "Rethingking the Bejing Consensus"

Research Article

The unprecedented economic growth enjoyed by the People's Republic of China over the last few decades has attracted the attention of academics and policy-makers all over the world. The developing countries are not an exception and, in fact, many in Asia, Africa and Latin America may see the China model as an example of new development formula more effective than free markets. However, MIT professor Yasheng Huang pointed out that these countries, as well as China itself, should reconsider their future decision. His paper examining the nature of China model with regards to the principles of the Beijing Consensus, though [...]

Resistance to Adopt Mobile Banking in a Developing Country: Evidence from Modified TAM

Research Article

Mobile banking is an emerging concept with great potential but it is facing lower rate of diffusion. This study examines the perception and intention aspects of mobile banking adoption in Pakistan. Modified Technology Acceptance Model is used with the integration of four perceived risk dimensions (financial, privacy, time and security). A sample of valid 389 responses was drawn from the mobile subscribers of Karachi. The techniques of both exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were employed to assess the reliability and validity of the measurement model. The structural equation modeling method was also applied to investigate the hypothetical framework with the [...]

Determinants of Inflation in Pakistan: Demand and Supply Side Analysis

Research Article

In order to achieve the objective, time series data is collected over a period of 1972 to 2014. Auto-regressive and distributed lag model is utilized for long run and short run results. The demand side factors of inflation are population, roads and government expenditure while supply side factors are imports, government revenue, electricity generation and external debt. In the long run, inflation is caused by roads, government expenditure, imports, government revenue and external debt. There is decline in price level due to foreign direct investment, electricity generation and population in long run. [...]

The Impact of Working Capital Management on Firms Profitability in Different Business Cycles: Evidence from Pakistan

Research Article

This study investigates the influence of working capital management on firms' profitability under different business cycles in 65 non-financial firms listed on Karachi stock exchange of Pakistan by using the annual panel data for 10 years from the period of 2004 to 2013. We use Pedroni panel co-integration and Kao residual panel co-integration approaches to confirm the valid long run relationship between considered variables. The result of regression analysis indicates that the significant negative relationship exists between cash conversion cycle and its components with firms’ profitability. Moreover, the business cycle affects the working capital management and firms' profitability relationship. It [...]