Aim and Scope

International Journal of Financial Economics is peer-reviewed international research journal that deals with both applied and theoretical issues in the field of financial economics. The scope of the journal includes:

Finance

• Redefining, measuring and identifying new methods to manage risk for financing decisions
• The role, costs and benefits of insurance and hedging financing decisions
• The role of rating agencies in managerial decisions
• The uses and applications of forecasting to examine financing decisions
• measurement and comparisons of various financing options
• The public versus private financing decision
• Short term versus long term portfolio management – choice of securities (debt vs equity, convertible vs non-convertible)
• Managerial finance responses to the tightening of regulation in the wake of recent financial scandals
• Capital budgeting decision and financing decisions
• Role of corporate governance when designing new financing projects and establishing executive compensation
• Costs and benefits to mergers and acquisitions
• The decision to initiate dividends versus share repurchases
• Developing the single market in financial services
• Basel II proposals
• Global stock market
• Risk assessment and management
• Regulation in emerging markets
• Regulation of internet banking
• Capital adequacy
• Research analyst independence
• Structure of securities markets
• Recent mutual fund abuses
• Organization of the compliance function
• Role of the chief compliance officer
• Fund governance
• Developing a culture of compliance
• Comparison of regulations across international jurisdictions
• Trends in financial market and securities regulation
• Fund reporting and disclosure
• Insider trading
• Money laundering
• Derivatives and structured financial products;
• Financial risk management;
• Regulation of risk management;
• Risk governance;
• Financial innovation;
• Covered bond markets;
• Alternative risk measures;
• Economic and risk capital;
• Capital structure and credit-arbitrage methods;
• Corporate social responsibility and risk management;
• Other issues relating to the effective management of financial, operational, and business risk.
• Inconsistency in managerial and investor perceptions of market pricing mechanisms;
• Evidence and opinions on bubbles, herding and speculative behaviour;
• Managerial and investor views regarding stock market overreaction;
• Investors’ portfolio choices, including the incorporation of risk;
• Managerial decision-making frameworks, including attitudes to risk;
• The role of market timing in relation to major corporate news releases;
• Principal-agent relationships in the modern global financial environment;
• Responses to changes in corporate governance regulations and structures;
• Over-commitment to real and financial investments;
• Practitioner perspectives on external financing decisions;
• Corporate communication and the transmission of price-sensitive information;
• Divergence between theory and practice in the use of derivatives;
• The implications of the recent trend for private equity and off-market financing;
• The effect of the sub-prime lending crisis on financial market structure and regulation.
• Corporate control and restructuring
• Financial decisions of listed or unlisted firms
• Market microstructure
• Mutual and hedge funds
• Risk measurement and asset pricing
• Trading strategies in financial/derivative markets
• Anomalies in financial markets
• Corporate finance,
• Financial markets,
• Money and banking,
• International finance and economics,
• Investments,
• Risk management,
• Theory of the firm,
• Competition policy,
• Corporate governance,
• Monetary economics.

Economics

• Macro Economics
• Micro Economics
• Banking stability
• Banking supervision
• Banking policy
• Financial markets and stability
• Fiscal policy
• Fiscal risk management
• Public debt policy and management
• Monetary policy
• Regulation and law
• Institutional organization
• Investment management policy
• Competition policy
• Institutional voting policy
• Crisis management: forecasting and control
• Sovereign risk and management
• Dependence theory
• Economic methodology
• Labour and regional economics
• New developments in the international monetary system
• The history of economic thought
• Urban bias in developing countries
• Foreign trade and policy
• Technology economics
• Labour economics
• Business in transitional economies
• Economic reform in developing countries
• Globalisation and its impact upon economics and business
• Uni, bi and multi-lateral trade and investments
• Inward and outward foreign direct investments
• Development of service sectors
• Growth and development strategies
• Poverty
• Income and wealth distribution
• Infrastructure
• Human capital
• Inflation
• Unemployment
• Agriculture
• Microfinance
• Regional development
• Political economy of growth and development
• Agricultural economic theory and policy
• Agricultural markets
• Agricultural trade
• Agricultural investment
• Rural finance
• Resource economics and environment protection
• Agricultural R&D and extensions
• Employment, labor use and migration
• Rural sociology
• Development economics
• Development of rural non-agricultural industries
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