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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2014 Q1: Articles Received: 166; Accepted: 87; Rejected: 74; Published: 71; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 548; Accepted: 253; Rejected: 292; Published: 187; Retracted: 1

2013 Q4: Articles Received: 172; Accepted: 88; Rejected: 91; Published: 50; Retracted: 1

2013 Q3: Articles Received: 139; Accepted: 53; Rejected: 74; Published: 40; Retracted: 0

2013 Q2: Articles Received: 112; Accepted: 46; Rejected: 70; Published: 44; Retracted: 0

2013 Q1: Articles Received: 125; Accepted: 66; Rejected: 57; Published: 53; Retracted: 0


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Vol 6, No 4 (2014)

Vol. 6, No. 4, April 2014

Table of Contents


The Effects of Producers’ Expectations on Output Variations in EU-Countries PDF
Tobias F. Rötheli p1
An Analysis of the Operational and Management Efficiency of Five-Star Hotels in Taiwan PDF
Shui-Chuan Lin, Yao-Hung Yang p12
Estimating and Forecasting Volatility of Financial Markets Using Asymmetric GARCH Models: An Application on Turkish Financial Markets PDF
Rasim Ilker Gokbulut, Mehmet Pekkaya p23
A Comparative Analysis of Customers’ Satisfaction for Conventional and Islamic Insurance Companies in Pakistan PDF
Pervez Zamurrad Janjua, Muhammad Akmal p36
Modelling Market Pressure and Intervention Index for Pakistan Using Cointegration Approach PDF
Gilal, Muhammad Akram, Chandio, Rafiq Ahmad p51
Occupational Health and Safety among Street Traders in Nigeria PDF
Isaiah Oluranti Olurinola, Theophilus Fadayomi, Emmanuel O. Amoo, Oluyomi Ola-David p59
Effects of Foreign Direct Investment Inflows and Domestic Investment on Economic Growth: Evidence from Turkey PDF
Yilmaz Bayar p69
Determinants of Competitive Advantages of Dates Exporting: An Applied Study on Saudi Arabia PDF
Gaber Mohamed M. Abdel Gawad, Tarek Tawfik Alkhteeb, Mohammad Tariq Intezar p79
Uranium Sales and Economic Well-Being in Niger: Is there “Dutch Disease”? PDF
Issoufou Soumaila p88
Foreign Capital Flows and Growth of the Nigeria Economy: An Empirical Review PDF
Michael Chidiebere Ekwe, Oliver Ikechukwu Inyiama p103
Farmers Characteristics and Its Influencing on Loans Resettlement Decision in Sri Lanka PDF
Thayaparan Aruppillai, Paulina Mary Godwin Phillip p110
Investigating Causal Relations between the GDP Cycle and Unemployment: Data from Finland PDF
A. Khalik Salman, Ghazi Shukur p118
Testing the UIP Hypothesis-Using Data from Partially Dollarized Developing Countries PDF
Andualem Mengistu p135
Valuarion Bias and Profit Opportunities in Financial Markets PDF
Jayendra Gokhale, Elizabeth Schroeder, Victor J. Tremblay p147
Should Moroccan Officials Depend on the Workers’ Remittances to Finance the Current Account Deficit? PDF
El Mostafa Bentour p157
The Role of Savings in Reducing the Effect of Oil Price Volatility for Sustainable Economic Growth in Oil Based Economies: The Case of GCC Countries PDF
Ritab Al-Khouri, Aruna Dhade p172
Leverage and Corporate Market Value: Empirical Evidence from Zimbabwe Stock Exchange PDF
Trevor Jambawo p185
Stock Market Liberalization, Stock Market Performance and Economic Growth in Kenya PDF
Isaac Kimunio Kinuthia, Martin N. Etyang p196
Corporate Governance and Dividend Policy in Jordan PDF
Asmaa Al-Amarneh, Hdeel Yaseen p210
Provincial Monitoring and Control System in Vietnam: Case Study of Hai Duong Province PDF
Pham Duc Binh p220
Effectiveness of Complying with the Disclosure Requirements in Jordanian Public Shareholding Companies, in Accordance with International Standards: From the Point of View of Public Accountants PDF
Atallah Ahmad Al-Hosban, Suleiman Hussein Al-Beshtawi p228
Determinants of the Dividend Policy: An Empirical Study on the Lebanese Listed Banks PDF
Christopher Maldajian, Rim El Khoury p240
The Link between Default Risk and Macroeconomy in Tunisia: Cointegration Approach PDF
Amel Ben Youssef p257
Impact of Transaction for Institutional and Non-Institutional Persons for Rising Magnet Effect on Price Limit at Tehran Stock Exchange PDF
Mir Feiz Fallah Shams, Meysam Ali Mohammadi, Hamidreza Kordlouie, Hamid Mahdavirad p276
Electricity Consumption and Economic Growth: A Long-Term Co-integrated Analysis for Turkey PDF
Bilal Kargi p285
Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 6, No. 4 PDF
Michael Zhang p294

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