International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2017

  • Inflation Impact on the Primary Food Products - Emerging Trends and Determinants

    S. S. Jeyaraj

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2017
    Pages: 1-14
    Received: Oct. 25, 2016
    Accepted: Nov. 11, 2016
    Published: Dec. 12, 2016
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    Abstract: India and its average food inflation during the period 2006-2013 was one of the highest among emerging market economies, and nearly double the inflation witnessed in during the previous decade. Present paper, I analysed the trend and major drivers of inflation factors for the food inflation. Study is both descriptive and analytical and entirely bas... Show More
  • Interest Rate Risk Management of Commercial Banks in Bangladesh Based on IS (Interest Sensitivity) GAP Analysis

    Raad Mozib Lalon, Md. Bazlul Kabir

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2017
    Pages: 15-23
    Received: Oct. 20, 2016
    Accepted: Nov. 02, 2016
    Published: Dec. 23, 2016
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    Abstract: This paper on the interest rate risk management of a bank will provide a detailed picture of risk management of bank because it is one of the concerned factors for every bank. This study will also indicate any shortfall of bank in terms of interest rate risk management and offer suitable recommendations. Interest rate risk is the exposure of a bank... Show More
  • An Integrated Strategy for Cost Optimization of Reverse Logistics Network Under Uncertain Environment

    Yunzhi Ma, Liyun Zhang, Xianglin Lv, Zhengying Cai

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2017
    Pages: 24-33
    Received: Oct. 19, 2016
    Accepted: Nov. 07, 2016
    Published: Dec. 29, 2016
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    Abstract: In uncertain environment, it is very difficult to optimize both cost and performance in complex reverse logistics network. This paper develops an integrated strategy to solve the cost optimization problem in reverse logistics network. First, the integrated scheme is based on the fuzzy AHP, where the cost coefficient and the demand quantities are mo... Show More
  • Modelling the Behaviour of Government Spending and Economic Growth in Six ECOWAS Countries (1981-2013)

    Matthew Abiodun Dada

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2017
    Pages: 34-56
    Received: Aug. 12, 2016
    Accepted: Aug. 22, 2016
    Published: Jan. 04, 2017
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    Abstract: This study examined the behaviour of government spending and economic growth in six ECOWAS countries using ARDL and UVAR-based modified granger non-causality approach. Secondary data covering1981-2013 were sourced on key variables from (WDIs) 2014 edition. The result of Johansen and ARDL bound test suggests a long run equilibrium relationship betwe... Show More
  • The Determinants of Tax Avoidance within Corporate Groups: Evidence from Moroccan Groups

    Dayday Anouar, Zaam Houria

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2017
    Pages: 57-65
    Received: Dec. 03, 2016
    Accepted: Dec. 15, 2016
    Published: Jan. 09, 2017
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    Abstract: This paper examines the major tax avoidance determinants within the corporate groups, based on a hand-collected sample of 45 publicly-listed Moroccan corporate groups, over the 2011–2015 period. The literature review indicate that there are several practices of Moroccan corporate groups, used to reduce their tax liabilities, specially, we find, Gro... Show More
  • Financial Deepening Implications for Macro-economic Volatility and Economic Growth in Nigeria, A Multivariate Approach

    Anuli Regina Ogbuagu, Dennis Brown Ewubare

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2017
    Pages: 66-80
    Received: Nov. 15, 2016
    Accepted: Dec. 01, 2016
    Published: Jan. 12, 2017
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    Abstract: This paper investigates the relationship between financial depth, macroeconomic volatility, and economic growth in Nigeria using a general model of error correction and causality model with time series sourced from Central Bank of Nigeria Bulletin 2012. The result shows a long-run impact of financial deepening on exchange rate volatility and econom... Show More