Volume 11 (2022)
Volume 10 (2021)
Volume 9 (2020)
Volume 8 (2019)
Volume 7 (2018)
Volume 6 (2017)
Volume 5 (2016)
Volume 4 (2015)
Volume 3 (2014)
Volume 1 (2012)
The Effects of Broadband Infrastructure on Economic Growth in Developing Countries

Esfandiar Jahangard; Zeinabsadat Pourahmadi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2013, Pages 1-23


  In this paper we investigate the effects of broadband infrastructure providing high speed internet, on economic growth in developing countries. We have used two different broadband measures to classify developing countries into two groups for the period 1999-2008. By using logistic diffusion model and ...  Read More

Proxy Means Tests for Targeting Subsidies Scheme in Iran

Mohammad Bakhshoodeh

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2013, Pages 25-46


  In this paper I develop a Proxy Means Tests (PMT) model and examine several targeting lines based on 2008 household survey data to identify beneficiaries for a targeting subsidy scheme in Iran. Based on the findings of this study, setting a cut-off percentile of 40% is expected to provide compensation ...  Read More

Total Factor Productivity Growth, Technical Change and Technical Efficiency Change in Asian Economies: Decomposition Analysis

Vahid Shahabinejad; Mohammad Reza Zare Mehrjerdi; Morteza Yaghoubi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2013, Pages 47-69


  The aim of this paper is to analyze total factor productivity (TFP) growth and its components in Asian countries applying Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA) to the time series data of 44 Asian countries from 2000 to 2010. Using Battese and Coelli approach, TFP is divided into technical efficiency change ...  Read More

Determinants of New Firm Formation: Does Location Matter?

Mohammad Ali Feizpour; Mahvash Moradi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2013, Pages 71-93


  The link between location features and the propensity to start a new firm is a subject that did not get much attention in Iran until recently. This paper is the first attempt on this proposition and is concerned with deliberating the effect of demographical and industrial characteristics of location ...  Read More

Investigating the Asymmetry in Volatility for the Iranian Stock Market

Saeed Samadi; Amin Haghnejad

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2013, Pages 95-118


  This paper investigates the asymmetry in volatility of returns for the Iranian stock market using the daily closing values of the Tehran exchange price index (TEPIX) covering the period from March 25, 2001 to July 25, 2012, with a total of 2743 observations. To this end, two sets of tests have been employed: ...  Read More

Cost- Benefit Analysis of Gas to Liquids Project for the South-Pars Gas Field of Iran

Mansour Khalili Araghi; Zeinab Kasraei; Ameneh Haji Heidari

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2013, Pages 119-136


  This paper presents an economic evaluation of gas to liquids (GTL) project using “South-Pars” gas field of Iran based on the latest actual performing GTL projects. Iran has the world’s largest reserves of natural gas and can satisfy the projected long-term market demand of GTL products ...  Read More