Journal of Economics and Finance

Publishes theoretical and empirical articles in the general areas of economics and finance. 

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 3, Fall

Earnings Expectations and the Relative Information Content of Dividend and Earnings Announcements
Abstract Recent studies of financial analysts' earnings forecast revisions following dividend announcements suggest that dividends convey information regarding a firm's future prospects. In this study, we extend the analysis by explicitly controlling...
Friday the 13th and the Philosophical Basis of Financial Economics
Abstract The Friday the 13th anomaly of Kolb and Rodriguez (1987) is revisited in an international context. Drawing on the philosophy of science approach of Lakatos (1978), the paper argues the importance of "anomalies" and the need for triangulation....
Monetary Policy and Real Estate Returns
Abstract Previous research established that Federal Reserve monetary policy influences stock, bond, and other financial asset returns. This research extends past research and shows that similar patterns exist for real estate returns. We also provide...
Output Variability and Economic Growth: The Case of Australia
Abstract This paper looks at the relationship between output variability and economic growth in Australia using the ARCH-M model. Quarterly data for growth rates of industrial production and of GDP are used for the analyses. However, the growth of GDP...
Stock Prices and Exchange Rates in a VEC Model-The Case of Singapore in the 1990s
Abstract This paper uses an error correction model to explore 1) the asymmetric effects of four different exchange rates on Singapore stock prices and 2) the effects' sensitivity to economic instability. Both the Singapore currency appreciation against...