Journal of Economic Studies: Volume 43 Issue 4


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Tax reforms and revenue mobilization in Ghana

William Bekoe, Michael Danquah, Sampson Kwabena Senahey

The purpose of this paper is to comprehensively examine Ghana’s tax reform programme and investigate whether it has facilitated the revenue mobilization capacity of the…


Monetary decentralization in the United States: is there a case for multiple currencies?

Benjamin Andrew Chupp

When sectoral shocks hit a large, regionally heterogeneous economy, it is likely that regions with sectoral specialization will be affected in different ways. In these…

What econo-physics can tell us about Korean equity market co-movements?

Aasif Shah, Malabika Deo, Wayne King

The purpose of this paper is to derive crucial insights from multi-scale analysis to detect equity return co-movements between Korean and emerging Asian markets.

IPO performance at announcement and in the aftermarket

Rebecca Abraham, Judith Harris, Joel Auerbach

The purpose of this paper is to investigate IPO performance. At announcement, the impact of purchases by informed traders on stock returns and uninformed traders on…


Trade openness and economic development in the UAE: an asymmetric approach

Abdulrahman Al-Shayeb, Abdulnasser Hatemi-J

The purpose of this paper is to offer a review of the trade policy in the UAE. It also investigates the dynamic interaction between trade openness and GDP per capita in…


The random walk in the stock prices of 18 OECD countries: Some robust panel-based integration and cointegration tests

Hassan Shirvani, Natalya V. Delcoure

The purpose of this paper is to examine the presence of unit roots in the stock prices of 16 OECD countries.

Economic fluctuations and crime: temporary and persistent effects

Keith Bender, Ioannis Theodossiou

Since the literature on the effect of the unemployment rate as reflection of economic fluctuations on crime shows an empirically ambiguous effect, the purpose of this…

The effects of the global financial crisis on the Colombian local currency bonds prices: An event study

Edgardo Cayon, Julio Sarmiento-Sabogal, Ravi Shukla

The purpose of this paper is to perform an event study using high frequency data on peso-denominated Colombian government bonds to measure the effects of news during the…

Testing for bubbles in the BRICS stock markets

Tsangyao Chang, Luis Gil-Alana, Goodness C. Aye, Rangan Gupta, Omid Ranjbar

The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether there exist multiple bubbles in the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) stock markets.


On poverty and the persistence of poverty in Benin

Didier Yelognisse Alia, Katia A.S.M. Jossa-Jouable Alia, Edwige Rose Fiamohe

The purpose of this paper is to examine the determinants of poverty and the persistence of poverty in Benin using a longitudinal data for the years 2006-2011. The paper…

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