Can book-to-market and size be risk factors that predict economic growth in Asia's emerging economies?
Clements, Adam, Drew, Michael, Krpan, Ivan, & Veeraraghavan, Madhu (2009) Can book-to-market and size be risk factors that predict economic growth in Asia's emerging economies? Finance India, 23(4), pp. 1213-1230.
|pending for publisher permission (PDF 4MB) |
Administrators only | Request a copy from author
We investigate whether the two 2 zero cost portfolios, SMB and HML, have the ability to predict economic growth for markets investigated in this paper. Our findings show that there are only a limited number of cases when the coefficients are positive and significance is achieved in an even more limited number of cases. Our results are in stark contrast to Liew and Vassalou (2000) who find coefficients to be generally positive and of a similar magnitude. We go a step further and also employ the methodology of Lakonishok, Shleifer and Vishny (1994) and once again fail to support the risk-based hypothesis of Liew and Vassalou (2000). In sum, we argue that search for a robust economic explanation for firm size and book-to-market equity effects needs sustained effort as these two zero cost portfolios do not represent economically relevant risk.
Impact and interest:
Citation countsare sourced monthly fromand citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Asset pricing, Economic growth, Size effect, Value effect|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Financial Economics (140207)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School|
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Indian Institute of Finance|
|Deposited On:||24 May 2010 08:42|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:07|
Repository Staff Only: item control page