Stock Market Liberalization

My postgraduate student, Chang Kwok Boon, has just submitted his Master thesis entitled “Foreign Ownership and the Informational Efficiency of Malaysian Stocks”. Among others, his

Real-time Inflation Index

The Billion Prices Project is an academic initiative that uses prices collected from hundreds of online retailers around the world on a daily basis to

Historical Public Debt Database

This database covers gross government debt-to-GDP ratios for nearly the entire IMF membership (174 countries) and spanning an exceptionally long time period.  

UMS for RU

When I took my Competence Level Assessment V (PTK5) at the end of 2010, one of the assignments was on “Fulfilling Universiti Malaysia Sabah’s Aspiration

My Non-Technical Writings

In the early years of my career, I was asked by The Technical Analyst to share my knowledge with the practitioners. This UK-based magazine is a

Web of Science: How to rectify data error?

I noticed that there was an error when Web of Science (WoS) recorded my paper published in Physica A. The Elsevier’s website reported two affiliations,

Resources for Research on Financial Development

For researchers who are interested to explore on the area of financial development, Yongfu Huang’s website contains excellent resources including data sets (click here).  

Using Dropbox for Research

I have been using Dropbox for more than a year now, and have nothing but praise for this software.  Among the benefits that I reap

World Bank Research Datasets

The World Bank has provided, free of cost, datasets used in their research projects (click here for the link).    

Professor Andrei Shleifer’s Data Sets

Professor Andrei Shleifer, a leading scholar in finance, has generously provided the datasets used in many of his influential papers (click here). For instance, his