Research Interests

  • Stock Price Efficiency
  • Stock Liquidity
  • Stock Volatility
  • Emerging Stock Markets
  • Corporate Ownership
  • Institutional Quality
  • Financial Liberalization

Current Research Team

Kian-Ping Lim

Kian-Ping Lim

Principal Investigator

Kim-Ling Goh

Kim-Ling Goh


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Chee-Wooi Hooy

Chee-Wooi Hooy


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Ping-Xin Liew

Ping-Xin Liew

Graduate Research Assistant

Yee-Ee Chia

Yee-Ee Chia

PhD Student

Stock Liquidity Project

My team is currently working on a government-funded project which aims to compute liquidity measures for all public listed stocks in Bursa Malaysia. Apart from measurement, the project also explores the determinants and effects of liquidity on the Malaysian stock market, which have important policy implications.

Research Grants

  • Dec 2014−Nov 2016 In Progress

    The Liquidity of Malaysian Stocks: Measurements, Determinants and the Effect on Firm Value

    Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FP020-2014B), MYR87,850 (Leader: Kian-Ping Lim; Members: Kim-Leng Goh, Chee-Wooi Hooy)

  • Mar 2013− Feb 2015 Completed

    The Impact of Budget Deficit on Goods and Services Balances in Malaysia

    Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRG0328-SS-1/2013), MYR57,992 (Leader: Hock-Tsen Wong; Member: Kian-Ping Lim)

  • Jun 2012−May 2014 Completed

    Systematic Risk of Stock Returns in Asian Emerging Markets: Decomposition and Determinants

    Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRG203/PMGT/6711253), MYR30,000 (Leader: Chee-Wooi Hooy; Members: Kian-Ping Lim, Robert Brooks)

  • Feb 2011−Apr 2013 Completed

    A Robust Measure of Relative Informational Efficiency for the Malaysian Stock Market

    Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRG0283-SS-2/2010), MYR43,000 (Leader: Kian-Ping Lim; Member: Tai-Hu Ling)

  • Oct 2010−Mar 2013 Completed

    A New Measure of the Intensity of Capital Account Openness

    Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRG0261-SS-2/2010), MYR40,000 (Leader: Tai-Hu Ling; Member: Kian-Ping Lim)

  • Nov 2009−Nov 2011 Completed

    Stock Market Integration and Market Efficiency

    Universiti Sains Malaysia RU Grant (1001/PMGT/816126), MYR99,615 (Leader: Chee-Wooi Hooy; Member: Kian-Ping Lim)

  • Jul 2003−Sep 2004 Completed

    Foreign Direct Investment in Malaysia: An Economic Analysis

    UMS Fundamental Research Grant (A002-16-ER/U047), MYR7,500 (Leader: Kian-Ping Lim; Member: Chee-Keong Choong)

  • Jun 2002−Feb 2003 Completed

    Uncovering Non-linearity in Malaysian Foreign Exchange Rates

    Fundamental Research Grant (A002-16-ER/U017), MYR7,280 (Leader: Kian-Ping Lim; Member: −)