Middle Eastern Finance and Economics

Issue 15
October, 2011

Analysing the Motives and the Outcomes of Bank Mergers
Ali Awdeh and Chawki EL-Moussawi
6-20

Will CEO Characteristics and Corporate Governance Enhance Financial Performance? Exploring the Biotechnology Industry in Taiwan
Hsiu-Kan, Lin and Ya-Chi, Cheng
21-32

The Relative and Incremental Merits of Cash Flows and Earnings: The Case of Egypt
Wael Mostafa
33-65

The Triangular Causal Links between Economic Development, FDI and Exports: Evidence from Turkey
Andreas G. Georgantopoulos and Anastasios D. Tsamis
66-75

The Impact of Environmental Costs on the Competitive Advantage of Pharmaceutical Companies in Jordan
Jamal Adel Al Sharairi and Waleed Mjalli Al Awawdeh
76-91

Do WTO and TRIPs Agreements Attract FDI: The Case of the Pharmaceutical Sector in Jordan
Ghazi A. Samawi, Ihab K. Magableh and Talah S. Arabiyat
92-100

The Effects of Iran's Accession to the WTO on Iran's Rubber Industry Competitiveness (Case study: Yazd Rubber Industries Complex)
Reza Hosseiny, Khadije Nasollahi, Karim Azarbayjani and Ali Fallah
101-110

Dynamic Modelling of Fiscal Policy Effects in a Developing Countries The Case of Jordan
Hussein Ali Al-Zeaud and Mahmod Jardat
111-119

An Econometric Analysis of the Determinants of Inflation in Jordan
Mahmoud Jaradat, Hussein Ali Al-Zeaud and Habib Al-Rawahneh
120-132

Forward Market Efficiency in Lebanon
Samih Antoine Azar and Viken Keshishian
133-146

Relationship between Security and Demand for Travel to Iran
Maysam Musai, Mohsen Mehrara and Mahdi Moradi Shaybani
147-155

The Cointegration between Exchange Rates and Stock Prices in Highly Volatile Markets: Evidence from Pakistan
Muhammad Subayyal and Attaullah Shah
156-163

Asymmetric Volatility, Leverage Effect and Financial Leverage: A Stock Market and Firm-Level Analysis
Elsayeda Abdel-Fattah Ismail
164-189

Circular Model of Financial Assets
Abdelhakim Handous
190-199

Is there a Catch-Up Effect in the Gulf?
Ismail H. Genc and Ali Termos
200-210