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Nicholas Biekpe- Publications


 

Journal Articles

Vera Ogeh Fiador & Nicholas Biekpe (2015): Monetary policy and exchange market pressure–evidence from sub-Saharan Africa, Applied Economics, Vol. 47, Issue 37, pp. 3921-3937, DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2015.1023937

Gossel, S and Biekpe, N (2015): Push-Pull Effects on South Africa’s Capital Inflows", Journal of International Development, DOI: 10.1002/jid.3099

Sephooko Motelle and Nicholas Biekpe (2015): Financial Integration and Stability in the Southern African Development Community, Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 79,   May–June 2015, Pages 100–117 

Abdul Latif Alhassan and Nicholas Biekpe (2015) Efficiency, Productivity and Returns to Scale Economies in the Non-Life Insurance Market in South Africa,  The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance : Issues and Practice, Vol. 40, No3, July 2015, pp 493-515.

Kodongo, O., Natto, D. and Biekpe, N., (2015) Explaining cross-border expansion of banks in East Africa. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money. Vol. 36, pp 71-84  May 2015; doi:10.1016/j.intfin.2014.12.005. ISSN: 1042-4431

Gossel, S.J. and Biekpe, N. (2014) “The Relationship between Trade and Economic Growth in South Africa Before and After Liberalisation: A Causality Analysis,” The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development: An International and Comparative Review,  Vol. 23, Issue 6 pp. 815-836.

William Gabriel Brafu-Insaidoo and Nicholas Biekpe (2014) “Determinants of foreign capital flows: the experience of selected Sub-Saharan African countries, Journal of Applied Economics. Vol. XVII, No. 1 (May 2014), 65-90

Sephooko Motelle and Nicholas Biekpe (2014) “Financial Intermediation spread and stability of the banking system in the Southern African Custom Union” Managerial Finance,  Vol. 40 No. 3, 2014pp. 276-299

Gossel, S.J. and Biekpe, N. (2013) “The Cyclical Relationship between South Africa’s Capital Inflows and Fiscal and Monetary Policies,” Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, confirmation of publication in March/April issue , Volume 49, Number 2 / March-April 2013  pp. 64 – 83 DOI: 10.2753/REE1540-496X490205;

Gossel, S.J. and Biekpe, N. (2013) “The Relationship between Trade and Economic Growth in South Africa Before and After Liberalisation: A Causality Analysis,” Journal of International Trade and Economic Development; http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638199.2013.786118;

Birungi Korutaro and  Nicholas Biekpe (2013) Effect of business regulation on investment in emerging market economies, Review of Development Finance, Vol. 3, Issue, January–March 2013, pp 41–50  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rdf.2013.01.001

Sephooko Motelle and Nicholas Biekpe (2013) Financial Integration and Stability of the Financial System in the Southern African Customs Union, Banks and Bank Systems, Issue 4, Vol 8 pp. 67-78

Gossel S.J and Biekpe, N. (2012) "The Cyclical Relationships between South Africa's Net Capital Inflows and Fiscal and Monetary Policies, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, forthcoming

Gossel, S.J. and Biekpe, N. (2012) "South Africa’s post-liberalised capital flows and business cycle fluctuations", South African Journal of Economics, Forthcoming

Gossel, S.J. and Biekpe, N. (2012) "The Nominal Rand/Dollar Exchange Rate: Before and After 1995," Studies in Economics and Finance, Vol. 29 Issue: 2, pp.105 -117

Gossel, S.J. and Biekpe, N. (2012) "The Effects of Capital Inflows on South Africa’s Economy," Applied Financial Economics, Vol. 22, Issue 11 pp. 923-938

Brafu-Insaidoo, W. and Biekpe, N. (2011): International Capital flow and investment volatility in a selected sub-Saharan African countries, Review of Development Finance, Vol. 1, Issue 3-4, pp.223-228

Biekpe N. (2011) "Competitiveness of Commercial Banks in Ghana" African Development Review, Vol. 23, Issue 1 pp. 75-87

Biekpe, N. and JM Kiweu (2010) "Leveraging Donor Funds: The Switch to Commercial Funding" Managerial Finance Journal; Volume 35 Issue 12 (pp. 1011 – 1026)

Abor, J. and Biekpe, N. (2009), How do we explain the Capital Structure of SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa?: Evidence from Ghana, Journal of Economic Studies Volume 36 issue 1 pp.83-97

Adjasi, CKD and N Biekpe (2009): Do Stock Markets Matter in Investment Growth in Africa? The Journal of Developing Areas - Volume 43, Number 1, Fall 2009, pp. 109-120

Ocran, M. K. and N. Biekpe, (2008), "Agricultural Supply Response in Ghana", Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 35, No 3. pp. 224-235

MK Ocran and N Biekpe (2008): Primary commodity export and in sub Sahara Africa: Evidence from panel data analysis, South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences, Vol. 11 No.4. pp.465-474

Floquet, K. and N Biekpe (2008): "The relationship between capital structure  and risk in emerging markets banks", Banks and Bank Systems, Vol.3 Issue 1, pp. 63-74

Keegan, K and N Biekpe (2008) "The Relationship between Capital Structure and Risk in Emerging Market Banks", Problems and Perspectives in Management, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp. 24-36

Ocran M., and N. Biekpe (2007): Forecasting volatility in Sub-Saharan Africa’s commodity markets"  Journal of "Investment Management and Financial Innovations; Vol. 4; Issue 2, 2007

Ocran M., and N. Biekpe (2007): The role of commodity prices in macroeconomic policy in South Africa; South African Journal of Economics Vol. 75:2 June 2007 pp. 213-220

C Mlambo and N Biekpe(2007): The efficient market hypothesis: Evidence from ten African stock markets, Investment Analysts Journal;  No 66  pp.5-17.

Kyereboah-Coleman, A & Biekpe, N (2007). "On the Determinants of Board Size and its Composition: Additional Evidence from Ghana", Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change, Vol.3(1),pp.68-77

Abor, J. and Biekpe, N. (2007), Small Business Reliance on Bank Financing in Ghana, Emerging Market Finance & Trade, Vol. 43(4), pp. 93 – 102

Abor, J. and Biekpe, N. (2007), Corporate Governance, Ownership Structure, and Performance of SMEs in Ghana: Implications for Financing Opportunities, Corporate Governance: International Journal of Business in Society, Vol. 7(3), pp. 288-30

Ocran, M. and Biekpe, N. (2007): "Trends and volatility in sub-Saharan Africa's key primary commodity markets" South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences, March, Vol. 10 (1), pp. 116-129

Biekpe, N and C. Mlambo (2007): "The small-firm and price-earning effects: Evidence from African Stock Markets" Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies, Vol. 7, pp. 389-403, Elsevier Publication

Mlambo C.; and N. Biekpe (2006): ""Seasonal Effects: Evidence from Emerging African Stock Markets" South African Journal of Business Management, Vol. 37; September Issue; pp 41-39

Abor, J. and Biekpe, N. (2006), The South African Financial Market and Financing Choice of SMEs, Journal of Business and Society, Vol. 19(1/2), pp. 187-201

Abor, Joshua and N. Biekpe (2006), How are SMEs Financed? Evidence from the Ghanaian Non-Traditional Export Sector, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Vol. 24(1), pp. 71-81, 2006

Abor, Joshua and N. Biekpe (2006), SMEs’ Access to Debt Finance: A Comparison of Male-Owned and Female-Owned Businesses in Ghana, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vol. 7(2), pp. 105 - 112, UK

Abor, Joshua and N. Biekpe (2006), Small Business Financing Initiatives in Ghana, Problems and Perspectives in Management, 4(3), pp. 69-77.

Abor, Joshua and N. Biekpe (2006), An Empirical Test of the Agency Problems and Capital Structure of South African Quoted SMEs, SA Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 20(1), pp. 51-65

Kyereboah-Coleman, A. & Biekpe, N., (2006). "The link between corporate governance and performance of the Non-Traditional Export sector: Evidence from Ghana". Corporate Governance: International Journal of Business and Society, Vol. 6(5), pp.609-623

Adjasi CKD and N.B. Biekpe (2006) Stock Market Development and Economic Growth: The Case of Selected African Countries African Development Review ,Vol. 18 No. 1 pp. 144-161

Adjasi Charles K.D and Nicholas B Biekpe (2006) Cointegration and Dynamic Causal Links amongst African Stock Markets Investment Management and Financial Innovations Vol. 4 pp 102-119

Adjasi Charles K.D and Nicholas Biekpe (2006) Interest Rate Policy and Stock Returns: The African Case African Finance Journal Vol. 8 (2) pp. 12-30

Kyereboah-Coleman, A & Biekpe, N (2006). "Corporate governance and Financing Choices of Firms: A Panel Data Analysis", South African Journal of Economics, Vol.74(4), pp.670-681

Abor, Joshua and N. Biekpe (2005): "What Determines the Capital Structure of Listed Firms in Ghana?", African Finance Journal, Vol. 7(1), pp. 37-48.

Biekpe, N and C Mlambo (2005): "Thin Trading on African Stock Markets: Implications for Market Efficiency Testing" Investment Analyst Journal No 61, pp 29-48

Biekpe, N (2004):"Financing Small Businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa: Review of some key credit lending models and impact on venture capital provision", Journal of African Business, Vol. 5(1), pp. 29-44

Biekpe, N Klumpes, P and Tippett, M (2003) "Analytic Solutions for the Value of the Option to (Dis)Invest"  Real R&D Options by Butterworth-Heinemann Finance, Elsevier Science,  pp 67-90

Ganief. S. and N. Biekpe (2003) "Measuring Market Risk Using Extreme Value Theory" An Empirical Study Using South African Rand/Dollar One-Year Future Contract" African Finance Journal, Vol. 5 (1) pp. 68-86

Mlambo C. ; N. Biekpe  and Evd M Smit (2003) "Testing the random walk hypothesis on thinly traded markets: The case of few African stock markets" African Finance Journal, Vol. 5 (1) pp. 16-34

Volschenck, J and N. Biekpe (2003):  "Problems experienced by South African Microfinance Institutions: Priorities and Trends" South African Journal of Business Management, Vol. 34(1),  pp. 13-26

Biekpe, N and D Collins (2003) "Contagion: A Fear for African Equity Markets?" Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 55 (33), pp.285-297

Biekpe, N and D Collins (2003) "Contagion and Interdependence in African Stock Markets" The South African Journal of Economics Vol. 71:1 pp 181-188

Biekpe, N and T. Fish (2002):  "Regional African Stock markets indices" South African Journal of Business Management 33(1) pp 11-19

Biekpe, N (2002): Modelling exchange rate variations using principal components analysis: A note, Studies in Economics and Econometrics, 26(2), pp 81-85

Biekpe, N. (2002) "The Impact of Regionalisation in the African Capital Markets sector and the Mobilisation of Foreign Capital for Sustainable Development", Finance for Sustainable Development: Testing New Policy Approaches. Proceedings of the Fifth Expert Group Meeting on Financial Issues of Agenda 21. New York: United Nations, pp 171-180

Biekpe, N and C Mlambo (2001)  "Review of Africa Stock Markets", Investment Analyst Journal, 54, pp 61-65

Biekpe, N and K Jenkins (2001) "Evaluating Portfolio Performance" African Finance Journal, 3(2), pp 51-55

Biekpe, N (2001) "Modelling Exchange Rates Returns using a Nested Design Model", Journal for Studies in Economics and Econometrics, 25(3), 105-113

Biekpe, N Klumpes, P and Tippett, M. (2001) "Analytic Solutions for the Value of the Option to (Dis)Invest" R&D Management Journal,  31(2)  pp149-161

Biekpe, N and Tyandele L (2001) "The Construction of All SADC Stock Market Indices", African Finance Journal, 3(1), pp. 59-76

Biekpe, N and Moore M (2000) "Measuring Volatility using Bilinear GARCH Models", Investment Analysts Journal, 52, pp 7-10

Biekpe, N (2000)  "Detecting Heteroscedasticity Using a Non-Parametric Regression Technique", Journal for Studies in Economics and Econometrics, 24(2), pp 87-95

Biekpe, N Opong, KK and McIlkenny, P (2000) "The Behaviour of Equity Trading Volume on the London Stock Exchange", Journal for Studies in Economics and Econometrics, 24(1) pp 69-84.

Biekpe, N. (1999) "A Note on Predicting Returns using Bilinear ARMA Models", Journal for Studies in Economics and Econometrics, 23(1), pp 74 -79.

Biekpe, N.Tippett, M and Willett, R (1998) "Accounting Earnings, Permanent Cash Flow and the Distribution of the Earnings to Price Ratio", British Accounting Review, 30, pp 105-140, (Awarded best paper of the year prize)

Published Conference Proceedings:

Kyereboah-Coleman, A. & Biekpe, N., (2006). Corporate governance and shareholder value maximization: An African perspective. 3rd African Finance Journal Conference, Ghana. pp. 463-482

Abor, Joshua and N. Biekpe (2006), Debt Policy and Performance of SMEs: Evidence from Ghanaian and South African Firms, Seventh International Academy of African Business and Development Conference at the Ghana Institute for Management and Public Administration, Ghana, May. Published Conference Proceedings, pp. 522-533

Conference Presentation:

Korutaro Birungi and Nicholas Biekpe: (2008): Doing Business Indicators: A cross-sectional study of 15 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern African Finance Association  Conference, University of Cape Town Business School, 18th January 2008

Abor J. and N. Biekpe (2006), The South African Financial Market and the Financing Choice of SMEs, Fifteenth Annual Conference of the Southern African Finance Association, University of Cape Town, South Africa, January

Abor J. and N. Biekpe (2006), An Empirical Test of the Agency Problems and Capital Structure of South African SMEs, Third African Finance Journal Conference at the University of Ghana Business School, Legon, Ghana, July.

Abor, J. and N. Biekpe (2006), A Review of Some Relevant Issues on SME Development in Ghana and South Africa, Third CEED International Entrepreneurship Conference, United States International University (USIU), Nairobi, Kenya, May.

Abor, J. and N. Biekpe (2006), Debt Policy and Performance of SMEs: Evidence from Ghanaian and South African Firms, Seventh International Academy of African Business and Development Conference at the Ghana Institute for Management and Public Administration, Ghana, May. Published Conference Proceedings, pp. 522-533.

Adjasi C.K.D and N.B Biekpe (2006) "Cointegration and Dynamic Causal Links amongst African Stock Markets", 3rdAfrican Finance Journal Conference July 2006, University of Ghana Business School, Accra Ghana

Adjasi C.K.D and N.B Biekpe (2006) "Integration and Cointegration amongst African Stock Markets", 15th Annual Southern African Finance Association Conference 25-27 January 2006, Cape Town South Africa

Abor, J. and N. Biekpe(2005): "Small Business Financing Initiatives in Ghana", Second African Finance Journal Conference, University of Stellenbosch Business School, Cape Town, South Africa, 13-14 July 2005.

Adjasi, C & N. Biekpe (2005): "Stock Market Development and Economic Growth: The Case of Selected African Countries." Presented at the Economic Society of Southern Africa Biennial Conference 7-9 September 2005, Durban (www.essa.org.za/activities/conf2005.htm).

Adjasi, C & N. Biekpe (2005):"The Response of African Stock Markets to Inflation Movement." Presented at the Economic Society of Southern Africa Biennial Conference 7-9 September 2005, Durban(www.essa.org.za/activities/conf2005.htm).

Adjasi, C. & N. Biekpe(2005): "Stock Market Returns and Exchange Rate Dynamics in Selected African Countries: A Bivariate Analysis." A Paper Presented at the 2nd African Finance Journal Conference 13-14 July 2005, University of Stellenbosch Business School.

Adjasi, C. & N. Biekpe (2005): "Monetary Policy and Stock Market Returns in Africa." A Paper Presented at the 2nd African Finance Journal Conference 13-14 July 2005, University of Stellenbosch Business School.

Abor, J. and N. Biekpe (2005), Corporate Debt Policy of Small and Medium Enterprises in Ghana, Presented at Biennial Conference of the Economic Society of South Africa, Durban, South Africa, September,  (www.essa.org.za/activities/conf2005.htm).

Abor, J. and N. Biekpe (2005), Does Corporate Governance affect the Capital Structure Decisions of Ghanaian SMEs? Presented at Biennial Conference of the Economic Society of South Africa, Durban, South Africa, September, (www.essa.org.za/activities/conf2005.htm)

Kyereboah-Coleman, A. and N. Biekpe (2005) "The link between corporate governance and performance of the Non-Traditional export sector: Evidence from Ghana", Paper presented at the Second African Finance Journal Conference 13-14 July Africa Centre for Investment Analysis Graduate School of Business University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa.

Kyereboah-Coleman, A. and N. Biekpe (2005) "Do boards and CEOs matter for bank performance? : A comparative analysis of banks in Ghana", Paper presented at the Economic Society of South Africa Biennial Conference 7-9 September 2005, Durban, South Africa , (www.essa.org.za/activities/conf2005.htm)

Kyereboah-Coleman, A. and N. Biekpe (2005), "The relationship between board size, board composition, CEO duality and firm performance: Experience from Ghana", Paper presented at the Economic Society of South Africa Biennial Conference 7-9 September 2005, Durban, South Africa, (www.essa.org.za/activities/conf2005.htm)

Biekpe, N (2004): "Education and training as necessary tools for economic empowerment in Africa", 2nd BankSeta International Conference 6-7 October 2004 The Forum/The Campus Bryanston, Johannesburg

Biekpe, N (2004): "The Government’s role in ensuring the inclusion of low/unbanked markets", Trade Conferences International, Indaba Hotel Johannesburg, 1st December 2004

Biekpe, N (2004): "General policy environment for the development of bonds market: Lessons from other developing countries", Bank of Namibia Conference 19th August 2004, Safari Hotel Windhoek, Namibia

Biekpe, N. and Floquet, K (2004): "Determinants of Stock Market Liquidity: Evidence from African Stock Exchanges", Southern African Finance Association Conference, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town on January 21, 22 and 23, 2004.

Biekpe, N and Mlambo C.; (2004): Out-of-sample predictability of African Stock Market Indices:  A comparison between Linear and Nonlinear Models; African Finance Journal Conference, University of Stellenbosch Business School

Biekpe, N and Mlambo C (2003)):Thin-trading on African Stock Markets: Implications on market efficiency testing, The Biennial Conference of the Economic Society of South Africa, 17-19th September 2003, Lord Charles Hotel, Cape Town , South Africa

Biekpe, N and Mlambo C (2003): Back to basic on the efficient market hypothesis: New evidence from the thinly-traded African stock markets, The Biennial Conference of the Economic Society of South Africa, 17-19th September 2003, Lord Charles Hotel, Cape Town , South Africa

Biekpe, N and Mlambo C (2003): "The consequences of online information dissemination on stock market liquidity and efficiency: implications on African markets" 5TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON WORLD WIDE WEB APPLICATIONS, 10, 11 & 12 September 2003 Department of Information Systems and Technology, University of Durban-Westville, Department of Information Studies, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa.

Biekpe, N and Kiweu, J.M. (2003): Leveraging Donor Funds: the Switch to Commercial Sources of Funding, The United Nations and WIDER Conference, Sharing Global Prosperity-Development Conference 6-7 September 2003, Marina Congress Center, Helsinki, Finland

Biekpe N. (2003): "High Performing Listed African Companies" Distinguished Speaker, African Capital Markets Development Forum,     A joint initiative of UNDP, African Stock Exchanges Association  and NYSE, 14-15 April 2003, UN Headquarters , New York

Biekpe, N (2003): "Afri-Euro Business Information project" Information Society as Key Enabler for Rural Development Palacio de Congresos, Valencia (Spain), 3-4 February 2003

Biekpe, N and T. Fish (2002)  "On-line stock-exchange information and market efficiency: the African reality", 4th Annual World Wide Web Conference (WWW2002), Bellville, 4-6 September. (Peer-reviewed)

Biekpe N. and T. Fish (2002) "Regional African Stock Markets", 11th annual Southern African Finance Association conference, Cape Town, 23-25 January.

Biekpe, N and D Collins (2001) "Should Emerging Market Contagion be a fear for African Stock Markets?" Development Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Manchester, 10-12 September 2001

Biekpe, N and D Collins (2001) "African Financial Markets: Interdependence with and Contagion from Global Emerging Markets, Presented at the Forth Annual African  Investment Conference, University of Stellenbosch (Spier  Wine Estate), 22-24 August 2001

Biekpe, N and Moore, M  (2001)  "Impact of Money and Income in the Forward Market" Eighth International  Conference on Forecasting Financial Markets,  Harrington Hall, The Harrington Centre, London, 30th May-1st June 2001

Biekpe, N (2001) "Microfinance, Venture Capital  and the Unbanked: Review of some Key Models and Way Forward in Africa", International Conference on Development and Business Finance, University of Manchester 5-6th April 2001

Biekpe, N Klumpes, P and Tippett, M. (2000) "Analytic Solutions for the Value of the Option to (Dis)Invest", Real R&D Options Symposium, 12 July 2000, Manchester Business School, UK

Biekpe, N (2000) "Emergence of Sub-Saharan Africa Stock Markets", 6th African Stock Exchanges Association Conference, 25-28th October 2000, at NICON Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria

Biekpe, N (2000) " Globalisation and the Challenges Facing the African Markets in the New Millennium" Southern African Trade and Investment Conference,  17 - 18 May 2000, Park Hyatt Hotel, Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa

Biekpe, N (2000) "Banking the Unbanked in Africa through Microfinance and Venture Capital Schemes-  First Pan-African Banking & Finance Summit and Banking Technology Exhibition, 24-26 July 2000, Sandton Sun & Tower intercontinental Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa

Biekpe, N  (1996) "On Exchange Rates: Risk premium and Principal Components Analysis using Nested and Dynamic Linear Models",  (Presented at the 16th Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland, 22-24 May 1996).

Biekpe, N., Moore, M and Tippett, M (1995)  "Buy, Hold and Sell Rule in the Currency Market", Presented at the Irish Economic Association Conference on Friday 19th May, 1995

Books and other Publications:

Biekpe, NB Sambian, RM and M, Kombate (2008) "Voices of Success: Cases from African  Small, Micro and Medium Enterprises" Published by Africagrowth Institute

Biekpe, N Klumpes, P and Tippett, M (2003) "Analytic Solutions for the Value of the Option to (Dis)Invest"  Real R&D Options by Butterworth-Heinemann Finance, Elsevier Science,  pp 67-90

Biekpe, N (2002) "Regional Stock Exchanges and Financial Integration", Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Book article by GamsbergMacmillan Publishers

Biekpe, N. (1999) Investing in South Africa: An overview: Mimeo, Africa Centre for Investment Analysis, University of Stellenbosch Printing Press

Biekpe, N (1996) Modelling Currency Volatility and Returns, PhD Thesis, The Queens University of Belfast, UK; Thesis Supervisor: Professor Michael Moore.

 

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