International Journal of Economics and Finance

International Journal of Economics and Finance (IJEF) is a double-blind peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to promoting scholarly exchange among teachers and researchers in the field of economics, financial economics and finance. The journal is published monthly in both print and online versions by the Canadian Center of Science and Education.

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2015 Q2: Articles Received: 110; Accepted: 82; Rejected: 22; Published: 70; Retracted: 0

2015 Q1: Articles Received: 144; Accepted: 96; Rejected: 34; Published: 73; Retracted: 0


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Vol 7, No 7 (2015)

Vol. 7, No. 7, July 2015

Table of Contents


Agribusiness Financing in Australia: Issues and Research Agenda PDF
Mohd. Mohsin p1
Reconstructing the Savings Glut: The Global Implications of Asian Excess Saving PDF
Vipin Arora, Rod Tyers, Ying Zhang p19
Oil Prices, Fossil-Fuel Stocks and Alternative Energy Stocks PDF
N. Alper Gormus, Ugur Soytas, J. David Diltz p43
Emerging Market Demand and the Changing Dynamics of the Price of Gold PDF
Yiling Zhang, David Rakowski p56
Performance and Efficiency Evaluations of International Hotels in Taipei PDF
Lung-Tan Lu p64
The Relation between Sustainability Performance and Stock Market Returns: An Empirical Analysis of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe PDF
Akim Van Stekelenburg, Georgios Georgakopoulos, Virginia Sotiropoulou, Konstantinos Z. Vasileiou, Ilias Vlachos p74
An Economic Study of the Growth Determinants for the Egyptian Potatoes Exports to the Global Market PDF
Sally I. A. Elawady, Ahmed Y. Abdulkheir p89
Economic Growth, CO2 Emissions, and Financial Development in Jordan: Equilibrium and Dynamic Causality Analysis PDF
Mohamed Ibrahim Mugableh p98
Corporate Board Structure and Firm Performance: The Context of Pharmaceutical Industry in Bangladesh PDF
Shobod Deba Nath, Saiful Islam, Anup Kumar Saha p106
Foreign Investments and the Rule of Law PDF
Charmen Loh p116
The Impact of Corporate Governance on Financial Risk in Vietnamese Commercial Banks PDF
Truong H. Trinh, Thai T. T. Duyen, Nguyen T. Thao p123
Does Tertiary Enrolment Cause Growth in Nigeria? A Vector Auto Regression Mechanism PDF
Michael Segun Ogunmuyiwa, Babatunde A. Okuneye p131
The Applied Strategies for Fiscal Policy Adjustments: The Situation of Ex-Communist Countries from EU27 PDF
Laura Obreja Brasoveanu, Florentina Olivia Balu, Bernard Morard, Iulian Brasoveanu p138
The Impact of Agency Cost on Demand for Non-Audit Services for Listed Corporations in Jordan PDF
Mohammad Alshawish, Suzan Abed, Modher Hamadallah p154
Beta Estimation and Thin Trading: Evidence from Bahrain Bourse PDF
Jasim Al-Ajmi p163
Financial Fraud Detection Model: Based on Random Forest PDF
Chengwei Liu, Yixiang Chan, Syed Hasnain Alam Kazmi, Hao Fu p178
Predicting Financial Failure Using Decision Tree Algorithms: An Empirical Test on the Manufacturing Industry at Borsa Istanbul PDF
Nurcan Ocal, Metin Kamil Ercan, Eyup Kadioglu p189
Counter-Evidence of ASEAN Stock Market Efficiency PDF
Abdul Razak Abdul Hadi, Eddy Tat Hiung Yap p207
The Relationship between Voluntary Disclosure and Company Performances on Interim Reports in Jordan Using the Method of Causality Directions PDF
Ala’ Hussein Albawwat, Mohamad Yazis Ali Basah, Khairil Faizal Khairi p217
Determinants of Corporate Dividends Policy: Evidence from an Emerging Economy PDF
Marwan Abu Manneh, Kamal Naser p229
Real Estate Developers’ Perception on Conventional Borrowing in Financing Residential Developments: A Review of Emerging Literature PDF
Aliyu Ahmad Aliyu, Hamza Usman, Muktar Usman Alhaji p240
Determinants of Corporate Capital Structure: A Theoretical Integration and Some Empirical Evidences PDF
Nasir Uddin p254
On the Entry of Foreign Banks: The Jordanian Experience PDF
Hadeel Yaseen, Ghassan Omet, Farah Kahmash p278
The Comprehensive Performance Evaluation on Stock Investment Fund Based on Index System Analytic Method (Taking Boshi Theme Industry, Jiashi-Hushen 300 and the Southern Merit-Based Development for Example) PDF
Jianqiu Yu, Zhe Cao p283
Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 7, No. 7 PDF
Michael Zhang p287

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