International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies
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International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies (2 papers in press)
Regional economic integration and the backward integration of ECOWAS sub-region into global value chains by Barnabas Olusegun Obasaju Abstract: This paper examines the impact the economic community of West African States (ECOWAS) as a regional economic community (REC) has exerted on the backward integration of her member states into global value chains between 2007 and 2012. The conventional indicator of regional economic integration is compared vis- Keywords: Regional economic integration; global value chains; backward integration; systems generalized method of moments; ECOWAS. DOI: 10.1504/IJEPEE.2019.10021561
Are Interest Rates Alone Enough to Understand Stock Returns in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan? by Imtiaz Badshah, Khalifa Hmood Jaber, Maaheen Ahmad Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to understand the volatility of interest rates and the relationship between interest rates and stock returns under three political regimes in Pakistan. The wealth of literature discussing the volatility of interest rates and stock returns provided the theoretical basis for this inquiry. This research is therefore deductive in nature and situated within a positivist philosophical paradigm. This research is unique in its methodological approach, dividing the study period into three short periods (2002 Keywords: Interest rates; stock returns; volatility; quantitative approach; politics; monetary policy. DOI: 10.1504/IJEPEE.2019.10021562