Special Issue "Feature Papers on Economics and Finance"

A special issue of Journal of Risk and Financial Management (ISSN 1911-8074). This special issue belongs to the section "Economics and Finance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2022) | Viewed by 2376

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Dear Colleagues,

The Economics and Finance section welcomes the submission of high-quality papers with a primarily empirical focus on various aspects of economics and finance, including corporate finance, asset pricing, and the use of high frequency data and finance microstructures, as well as their contributions to systemic risk in the markets in which they operate. The Economics and Finance section is open to publishing new and challenging studies focusing on a single country or a group of countries. Although the main focus of the section will be on empirical and theoretical papers of high quality, policy-oriented research papers will also be considered.

Prof. Dr. Thanasis Stengos
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Monetary economics
  • Economic growth
  • Development economics
  • Environmental economics
  • Asset pricing
  • General equilibrium
  • Rational asset pricing (risk neutral pricing)
  • Corporate finance and corporate governance
  • Financial econometrics
  • Uncertainty and decision-making
  • Behavioral and experimental finance
  • High frequency data
  • Finance microstructures

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Wealth Inequality in South Africa—The Role of Government Policy
J. Risk Financial Manag. 2022, 15(6), 243; https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm15060243 - 30 May 2022
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In South Africa, high levels of wealth inequality have persisted since 1994, to the extent that 1% of the population owns 50% of the wealth. This study examines how macroeconomic policies influenced wealth inequality in South Africa over the period 2010 to 2019 [...] Read more.
In South Africa, high levels of wealth inequality have persisted since 1994, to the extent that 1% of the population owns 50% of the wealth. This study examines how macroeconomic policies influenced wealth inequality in South Africa over the period 2010 to 2019 using a behavioural life-cycle model. Despite a decrease in wealth inequality over this period, the extent of this decrease is almost negligible. Results show government’s current policy model to redirect wealth from a very small tax base that is under increasing financial strain is unable to meet wealth redistributive targets. The South African government should change the wealth redistribution policy from redistribution through predominantly lump sums to creating an environment in which private enterprises are able to absorb the labour capital that South Africa possesses. An open labour market would support private and foreign direct investment into the economy, thereby strengthening economic growth and upliftment through increased income and the consequent ability to accumulate wealth. Full article
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Tax Progressivity of Personal Wages and Income Inequality
J. Risk Financial Manag. 2021, 14(2), 60; https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm14020060 - 02 Feb 2021
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The paper examines tax progressivity and income inequality using Census Bureau Current Population Survey (CPS) personal income data. The Kakwani index is used to derive tax progressivity for All, Male, Female, White and African American personal wage income of CPS respondents, respectively. The [...] Read more.
The paper examines tax progressivity and income inequality using Census Bureau Current Population Survey (CPS) personal income data. The Kakwani index is used to derive tax progressivity for All, Male, Female, White and African American personal wage income of CPS respondents, respectively. The tax progressivity results show a tax system that is partly progressive and mostly regressive. Due to its regressive nature, the tax system did not display tax progressivity for the entire period under analysis for personal wage income respondents as well as when broken-down by race and gender in the United States for years 1996 to 2011. Full article
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