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.

The scope of IJEF includes the fields in the economics and finance. Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished, original, and full-length articles that are not under review in any other journals. The online version of the journal is free access and download. If you want to order print copies, please visit:

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


  • e-Version First: Vol. 7, No. 5


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1. Authors must ensure that their papers are free of spelling and grammatical errors and typos.

2. Research papers should not exceed 8,000 words.

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Vol 7, No 6 (2015)

Vol. 7, No. 6, June 2015 e-Version FirstTM

Table of Contents


Negative Externalities, Network Effects, and Compatibility PDF
Matthew G. Nagler p1
Hedge Funds and Market Anomalies PDF
Daniel T. Lawson, Robert J. Boldin, Tore Okland p17
Volatility Risk and January Effect: Evidence from Japan PDF
Jingya Li, Jian Gong p25
Cycles and Bank Credit Allocation in EU Countries: An Empirical Study PDF
Giscard Assoumou Ella, Marie-Sophie Gauvin p31
Testing the Mixing Property of the Newcomb-Benford Profile: Implications for the Audit Context PDF
Edward J. Lusk, Michael Halperin p42
Factors Affecting Mandatory Audit Rotation: Evidence from Jordan PDF
Munther Al-Nimer p51
Is the Welfare State Sustainable? Experimental Evidence on Citizens’ Preferences for Redistribution PDF
Ilja Neustadt, Peter Zweifel p60
The Empirical Analysis for the Spread of Soya Oil and Soybean Meal Based on Wavelet Neural Network PDF
Hao-Ting Li, Xiao-Jie Liu, Yuan-Biao Zhang, Ya-Hao Fu, Jian-Yu Zheng p80
Factors Influencing College Students’ Financial Behaviors in Turkey: Evidence from a National Survey PDF
Elif Akben-Selcuk p87
Amman Financial Market under the Impact of External Public Debt PDF
Basem M. Hamouri p95
The Economic Impact of Climate Change on Optimal Allocation of Water Resources in Agricultural Sector (Case Study: Sarbaz River Basin of Sistan and Baluchestan Province) PDF
Mahmoud Hashemi Tabar, Ahmad Akbari, Javad Shahraki p105
Examining Causality Relationships among Energy Consumption, Economic Growth and Islamic Banking System Performance in Jordan PDF
Mohammad Salem Oudat, Nursilah Ahmad, Mohamad Yazis p116
Driving Forces of Remittance Inflow in Bangladesh: An Empirical Study PDF
Mohammed Saiful Islam, Shamima Nasrin p126
Measuring the Effectiveness of Banking Risk Balanced Scorecard in Enhancing Bank Value PDF
Sayed M. Elkhouly, Mohamed M. Ibrahim, Mohamed M. El Frargy, Amal S. Kotb p139
Return and Volatility Linkages among G-7 and Selected Emerging Markets PDF
Rafiq Bhuyan, Mohammad I. Elian, Mohsen Bagnied, Talla Mohammed Al-Deehani p153
Credit Access in the Northern Mountainous Region of Vietnam: Do Ethnic Minorities Matter? PDF
Do Xuan Luan, Nguyen Thi Lan Anh p166
Macroeconomic Stress, Equity Market Liquidity Spirals and Markov Regime Switching PDF
Ajay Kumar Mishra, Trilochan Tripathy p179
Do Ownership Structure Characteristics Affect Italian Private Companies’ Propensity to Engage in the Practices of “Earnings Minimization” and “Earnings Change Minimization”? PDF
Simone Poli p193
The Impact of the IAS/IFRS Adoption on the Predictive Quality of Discretionary Accruals: A Comparison between the French and the British Context PDF
Ben Jemaa Olfa, Mattoussi Hamadi p208
Internal Deficit–External Deficit Nexus in Africa: 1960-2012 PDF
Gerard Tchouassi, Ngwen Ngangue p232
The Effect of Capital Competence on the Jordanian Banks Profitability PDF
Ahmad Zakaria Siam, Ibrahim Marwan Khanji p243
Macroeconomic Variables and Value Creation in the Nigerian Quoted Companies PDF
Fatai Abiodun Atanda, Taiwo Olufemi Asaolu, Adewale Atanda Oyerinde p252
Bank Capital Ratio, Prudential Regulation and Liquidity Risk Taking: Behavior of Tunisian Banks in a Simultaneous Approach PDF
Hichem Maraghni, Faten Ben Bouheni p263
Capital Structure and Firm’s Performance of Jordanian Manufacturing Sector PDF
Zeyad Saleem Ramadan, Imad Zeyad Ramadan p279
Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 7, No. 6 PDF
Michael Zhang p285

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