Human Capital and Economic Growth in Egypt: Evidence from Error-Correction Models

This paper examines the impact of human capital on economic growth in Egypt using time-series data for the period 1985-2010. Panel integration and co-integration techniques are employed. In addition, the . . .

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Tarek Ghalwash
Pages : 1-10
Volume 4 , Issue 1
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Nigeria’s Human Development Indices and on Economic Development: a Probability Distribution Approach

This work investigated the implications of HDI data (2005 – 2013) on economic development in Nigeria using a probability distribution approach. Three probability distributions, namely, Generalized Extreme . . .

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K. Godslove Egbulonu, Charles N. Eke
Pages : 11-19
Volume 4 , Issue 1
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Government Fiscal Strategy and Sustainable Fiscal Management in Nigeria

Government fiscal strategy in Nigeria actually commence effectively in 2010 in Nigeria provided for by the Fiscal Responsibility Act (2007) thus compelling the researchers curiosity to investigating its . . .

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Okonkwo N. Osmond, Nnamocha P.N.
Pages : 20-28
Volume 4 , Issue 1
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Determinants of Using Fixed-Term Contracts in the Egyptian Labor Market: Empirical Evidence from Manufacturing Firms Using World Bank Firm-Level Data for Egypt

Based on dual labor market theory, fixed-term contracts (FTCs) in the manufacturing sector in Egypt were analyzed to test the following hypothesis: Employers in the manufacturing firms use FTCs to adjust . . .

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Ahmed Fayez Abdelgouad
Pages : 29-48
Volume 4 , Issue 1
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Modelling the Link between Inflation and Import in Ghana

The paper focus on the link between inflation and import using Autoregressive Distributed Lag model (ARDL) cointegration method to contribute to the body of knowledge that exist in macroeconomic theory . . .

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Alex Ofori, Adjei Mensah Kwame Richardson, Samuel Yeboah Asuamah
Pages : 49-62
Volume 4 , Issue 1
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Does Export Trading Influence Economic Growth In Ghana?

The paper uses annual data to analyse the link between export and economic growth for Ghana for the period 1960 to 2012 using Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) Model and Granger Predictability test. . . .

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Cosmos Antwi-Boateng
Pages : 63-77
Volume 4 , Issue 1
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Assessing Chinese Currency Regime (2012)

The current study updates the question about the relation of Chinese currency with its major trading partner currencies. The study revolves to analyze the Chinese exchange rates. It is assumed that Chinese . . .

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Mohsin Hassan Alvi,Usman Kamal
Pages : 78-83
Volume 4 , Issue 2
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Measuring Value at Risk (VaR) of Exchange Rate in Iran

This study attempts to estimate value at risk using GARCH model at 95% confidence level for exchange rate return in Iran, and then selects appropriate model, comparing the results obtained from models . . .

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Nazar Dahmardeh, Masoud Bijar
Pages : 84-92
Volume 4 , Issue 2
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Impact of ICT on the Productivity of Work Factor: Econometric Modeling and Analysis on Data Panel in MENA Countries

This article aims at studying the relation between information and communication technologies "ICT” and the productivity of the work factor. We will try particularly to bring some theoretical lightings . . .

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Rahim Kallal
Pages : 93-102
Volume 4 , Issue 2
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Risk Management at the Enterprise Sector Level and Development in Developing Countries

This study investigates the effect of risk management at the enterprise level on economic development in developing countries. Based on a sample of sixty-one developing economies we find that selected . . .

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Minh Quang Dao
Pages : 103-108
Volume 4 , Issue 2
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Exchange Rate Volatility and Economic Growth in Nigeria (1986-2013)

This study was aimed at determining the relationship among gross domestic product, exchange rate, imports, exports and inflation rate in Nigeria. The period of study was 1986-2013.Secondary data were obtained . . .

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Emerah Ajevata Apollos, Adeleke Emmanuel, David Joseph Olusegun
Pages : 109-115
Volume 4 , Issue 2
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The Relationship between Investment and Economic Growth in Malaysia

Malaysia has undergone rapid economic growth since 1960s. Identifying its determinants is essential in describing the economic performance of the country. Thus the purpose of this paper is to investigate . . .

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Mahmoud Khalid Almsafir, Zurina Mohammad Morzuki
Pages : 116-126
Volume 4 , Issue 2
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Sustainability of Microfinance in Ghana: A Theoretical Perspective

Microfinance has been a key development tool, and despite the current keen competition within the sub-sector, it continues to grow within the African sub-region. The microfinance sector has over the years . . .

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Gloria K. Q. Agyapong
Pages : 127-137
Volume 4 , Issue 3
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The Impact of Monetary Policy on Private Capital Formation in Nigeria

This study examined the impact of monetary policy on private capital formation in Nigeria. The central focus of this study was to find out whether monetary policy in Nigeria has brought about significant . . .

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Olanrewaju Makinde Hassan
Pages : 138-153
Volume 4 , Issue 3
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Revisiting Ricardian Equivalence Hypothesis (REH) For Pakistan Using Money Demand Function Approach

Budget Deficit has been a crucial and highly debated issue in developing world. There have been some theories of fiscal policy to analyze the association between accelerating budget deficit and macroeconomic . . .

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Saima Sarwar
Pages : 154-166
Volume 4 , Issue 3
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A New Approach to Reconstruction of Moody’s Rating System for Countries Investment Risk Rating

This study examines the relative importance of economic, environmental, educational, and infrastructure factors in determining countries risk rating. In the first step of the analysis, the economic determinants . . .

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Nima Mirzaei, Béla Vizvári
Pages : 167-182
Volume 4 , Issue 3
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Macroeconomic Policy Dynamics and Private Investment Behaviour in Nigeria

This study was aimed at investigating private investment behaviour and macroeconomic policy dynamics in Nigeria using data covering the period between 1980 and 2012. The dependent variable is domestic . . .

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Baghebo Michael, Eniekezimene A. Francis
Pages : 183-192
Volume 4 , Issue 3
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An Econometric Analysis of the Determinants of Government Health Expenditures in Nigeria

A healthy population is an indispensable factor in the growth and sustainable development of a nation. Therefore, to achieve sustainable development, every national government cannot but devote sizeable . . .

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M. M. Fasoranti
Pages : 193-206
Volume 4 , Issue 4
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Public Debt Sustainability in Europe and Leading Countries

We investigate public debt sustainability in Europe and leading industrialised countries. The recent debate about the debt ceiling in the US and the sovereign debt crisis in Europe demonstrate the urgency . . .

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Bodo Herzog, Larissa Dausch
Pages : 207-215
Volume 4 , Issue 4
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Institutions, Economic Structure and Tax Revenue in UEMOA Countries: A Pool Mean Group Analysis

This study contributes to the empirical analysis on the determinants of tax revenue in UEMOA countries by paying particular attention to the role of institutional factors and economic structure. Using . . .

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Yaya Keho
Pages : 216-230
Volume 4 , Issue 4
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Survey of Effects of Financial Development and Quality of Institutions on Irans Economic Growth by ARDL Model

This study examined the quality of institutions and financial development, and the interaction of financial development and institutions on economic growth in the short run and long run by using of Auto . . .

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Alireza Erfani, Hedayat Mehralitabar, Smaeil Shamsiyan
Pages : 231-243
Volume 4 , Issue 4
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Financial Deepening and Economic Growth in 7 Sub-Saharan Africa: An Application of System GMM Panel Analysis

This paper empirically explored the link between the level of financial development and economic growth in 7 Sub-Saharan African countries for the period of 1981to2013. The study employed both static and . . .

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R. Santos Alimi
Pages : 244-252
Volume 4 , Issue 5
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Evaluating the Agricultural Knowledge System, Information and Communication Technologies for Agricultural Development in Nigeria: Implications and Prospects

The main objective of this study is to evaluate the agricultural knowledge system, information and communication technology for agricultural development in Nigeria economy; implications and prospects. . . .

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Anochie Uzoma .C, Ude Damian Kalu
Pages : 253-269
Volume 4 , Issue 5
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Economic Growth and Financial Development in Jordan: An ARDL Bounds Testing Approach

The objective of the present paper is to investigate the impact of financial development along with some selected macroeconomic variables on economic growth in Jordan using annual data covering the period . . .

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Al-Abdul Razag Bashier
Pages : 270-284
Volume 4 , Issue 5
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An Empirical Analysis of the Stock Hedge Hypothesis: Evidence from the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange for the Period 1980 to 2008

This research assesses the ability of stock prices to hedge investors against inflation. A vector-error-correction model was used to establish whether investing on the Zimbabwe stock market hedge investors . . .

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Michael Kamoyo, Brian Hove, Maxwell Chufama
Pages : 285-297
Volume 4 , Issue 5
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Evaluating the Nigeria’s Domestic Public Debt Stock: Implications to Economic Growth

The study investigates the empirical relationship between domestic public debt stock and its implications to the economic growth of Nigeria. Using OLS regression techniques and the time series data from . . .

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Anochie Uzoma C., Ude Damian Kalu, Osuji Obinna
Pages : 298-312
Volume 4 , Issue 6
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Empirical Analysis of Money Demand Function in Algeria: 2003-2014

This paper presents an empirical investigation into the level and stability of money demand (M2) in Algeria between 2003 Q1 and 2014 Q4. In addition to estimate some specification, alternative specifications . . .

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Zenagui Sid Ahmed
Pages : 313-323
Volume 4 , Issue 6
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Long Run Relationship and Causality between Education and Economic Growth in Bangladesh

This paper focuses on the long-run relationship and causality between government expenditure in education and economic growth in Bangladesh for the period 1973 to 2009 through the application of Johansen . . .

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Kazi Mostafa Arif, Munshi Murtoza Ali, Md. Alamgir Hossain Bhuiya
Pages : 324-336
Volume 4 , Issue 6
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Determinants of Capital Adequacy in Deposit Money Banks: Evidence from Nigeria

The research sets out to examine the impact of capital adequacy in the banking sub-sector and the growth of Nigeria’s economy. It specifically seeks to ascertain the effect of bank capital base and macroeconomic . . .

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Henry Ikechukwu Onwere
Pages : 337-346
Volume 4 , Issue 6
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