Areas of Specialization

I welcome inquiries from prospective postgraduate students. My own PhD research focuses on stock market efficiency, which covers: (1) measuring the degree of informational efficiency (relative market efficiency); (2) tracking the evolution of market efficiency over time (evolving/time-varying market efficiency); (3) exploring the determinants of informational efficiency. There are still many issues to be explored in these areas (both at the firm- and country-levels), and I am ready to supervise any interested students.

Apart from the above topics, my research interests also include stock liquidity, corporate ownership, stock volatility, institutional quality and financial liberalization.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Chia Yee Ee (UM, Sept 2015−, In Progress)

Title:  The Liquidity of Malaysian Public Listed Firms

Supervisors: Dr. Kian-Ping Lim* and Prof. Dr. Kim-Leng Goh


PhD Papers

  1. Chia, Y.E., Lim, K.P. & Goh, K.L. (2018) Stock liquidity and firm value: Nonlinearity, corporate political connections and investor heterogeneity [Under Review].
  2. Chia, Y.E., Lim, K.P. & Goh, K.L. (2018) More shareholders, higher liquidity? Evidence from an emerging market [Under Review].

Liew Ping Xin (Sept 2016−, In Progress)

Title:  Aggregate Liquidity of the Malaysian Stock Market

Supervisors: Dr. Kian-Ping Lim* and Prof. Dr. Kim-Leng Goh


PhD Paper

  1. Liew, P.X., Lim, K.P. & Goh, K.L. (2018) Foreign equity flows: Boon or bane to the liquidity of Malaysian stock market? North American Journal of Economics and Finance, 45, 161-181.

Master Degree

  • 2011−2014 Completed

    Thian Tze Chung

    Foreign Ownership and the Liquidity of Malaysian Stocks, Master of Finance, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (Supervisors: Dr. Kian-Ping Lim* and Mr. Tai-Hu Ling)

  • 2011−2014 Completed

    Cheah Wai Loon

    Institutional Quality and Priviate Capital Flows, Master of Finance, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (Supervisors: Dr. Kian-Ping Lim* and Mr. Tai-Hu Ling)

  • 2011−2012 Completed

    Chang Kwok Boon

    Foreign Ownership and the Informational Efficiency of Malaysian Stocks, Master of Finance, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (Supervisors: Dr. Kian-Ping Lim* and Mr. Tai-Hu Ling)

(L to R) Thian, KP, Chang, Cheah & Ling
  • 2015 Completed

    Cho Mah Vin

    Stock Preferences of Foreign Investors in Malaysian Public Listed Firms, Master of Economics, Universiti Malaya (Supervisor: Dr. Kian-Ping Lim)

  • 2015 Completed

    Liew Ping Xin

    An Empirical Analysis of the Liquidity of the Malaysian Stock Market, Master of Economics, Universiti Malaya (Supervisor: Dr. Kian-Ping Lim)

  • 2015 Completed

    Loh Mun Seong

    Malaysian Monetary Policy and Macroeconomic Dynamics, Master of Economics, Universiti Malaya (Supervisors: Dr. Wee-Yeap Lau* and Dr. Kian-Ping Lim)

Master of Finance

Readings

A PhD Thesis without Tears

It's a PhD, not a Nobel Prize

Being a good course‐taker is not enough

Examiner comment on the literature review in Ph.D. theses