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With the successful passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable
Care Act (ACA), experts in healthcare, policy makers, and the general public continue
to debate the financial effects of health care reform on the US economy. Prior
to the enactment of the ACA, an overwhelming majority of...
This paper examines the effects of business and consumer confidence
on stock market returns. Based on the analysis of monthly data from thirty-one
countries, the results show that business and consumer confidence has a positive
effect on stock market returns. The findings reveal that change in...
This paper examines households’ participation in fertilizer markets based
on the data from a survey conducted in 2003 in Tigray, Ethiopia. Most previous
empirical studies mainly focus on the extent of fertilizer use by treating the production
and consumption decision separately. This paper,...
Modelling tail behavior of rare and extreme events is an important
issue in the risk management of a financial portfolio. Extreme Value Theory (EVT)
provides the essentials needed for the statistical modeling of such events and the
computation of extreme risk measures. The modeling of extreme...
Fundamental Analysis is an integral part of investments. It is vital for
capital market functioning. Much research are done regularly on stocks, bonds, Initial
Public Offerings (IPOs), Follow of Public Offers (FPOs) and many other investment
avenues through fundamental analysis. Researchers and...
This paper advocates that many features of an Islamic economy can be
developed through a “bottom up,” rather than a “top down” approach. The current
poverty and unemployment levels of the Ummah (World Muslim community) are
briefly outlined. The paper then postulates that poverty within the Ummah...
Despite the present world context, originating in the financial implosion
in the United States of America, we believe that the time has come to, at least partly,
invert Joan Robinson’s dictum. We propose instead mildly, ‘where finance leads,
enterprise follows’. Critiquing the neoclassical...
Over the past decade, there has been increasing evidence describing
investment and social interactions as direct determinants of traits that are assumed to
evolve as a function of the experiences of agents, the stability and malleability of
personality traits and preferences, the presence of...
The theory that we shall seek to elaborate here puts considerable emphasis
on maintenance of biodiversity in agricultural landscapes, conventionalization
of organic food systems, and the agricultural sector as both a source of GHG emissions
and a potential tool for mitigation. This paper...
The theory that I shall seek to elaborate here puts considerable emphasis
on possible consequences of mandatory auditor rotation, the effect of auditor tenure
on audit quality, and the pros and cons of mandatory rotation. Related topics I will
explore include mechanisms that facilitate audit...
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