American Journal of Economics

American Journal of Economics is a peer-reviewed journal that employs economics to analyze issues in business, consumer behavior, and public policy. The Journal is focused on publishing both theoretical and empirical papers in finance and several closely related fields in economics.

Hooi Hooi Lean

Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Economics

Lecturer, Universiti Sains, Malaysia

Research Areas

Financial Economics, Energy and Environmental Economics, Asia-Pacific and Chinese Economics, Applied Statistics and Econometrics


Ph.DEconomics, National University of Singapore


2008-presentNational University of Singapore, Senior Lecturer
2005-2008National University of Singapore, Lecturer

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Exchange Rate and Stock Price Interaction in Major Asian Markets: Evidence for Individual Countries and Panels Allowing for Structural Breaks, 2011, co-author with Paresh Narayan and Russell Smyth, Singapore Economic Review, 56(2), 255-277. [ISI].
[2]  Revisit Feldstein-Horioka Puzzle: Evidence from Malaysia, co-author with Chor Foon Tang, Economics Bulletin, 31(3), 2237-2249. [Scopus]
[3]  The Analysis of Relationship between Stock Prices and Exchange Rates: Evidence from Six Middle Eastern Financial Markets, 2011, co-author with Pardis Parsva, International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, 66, 157-171. [Scopus]
[4]  Will Obama's Economic Stimulus Package Be Effective? Evidence from the Misery Index, 2011, co-author with Russell Smyth, Applied Economics Letters, 18, 493-495. [ISI]
[5]  Corporate Social Responsibilities and Stock Returns: Stochastic Dominance Approach, 2011, co-author with Yuan Chang, African Journal of Business Management, 5(4), 1277-1285. [ISI]
[6]  The Effect of Intellectual Capital on Firm's Performance: Evidence from Servicing and Non-servicing Sectors in Malaysia, 2011, co-author with Irene W.K. Ting, Yee Chuann Chan, Terengganu International Finance and Economics Journal, 1(1), 25-33.
[7]  Liberalization and Interaction among China's Stock Markets: A Re-visit, 2010, International Journal of China Studies, 1(3), 735-748. [EconLit]
[8]  Market Efficiency of Oil Spot and Futures: A Mean-Variance and Stochastic Dominance Approach, 2010, co-author with Michael McAleer and Wing-Keung Wong, Energy Economics, 32, 979-986. [ISI].
[9]  Multivariate Granger causality between electricity generation, exports, prices and GDP in Malaysia, 2010, co-author with Russell Smyth, Energy, 35, 3640-3648. [ISI].
[10]  Existence of the day-of-the-week effect in FTSE Bursa Malaysia, 2010, co-author with Veronica Kah Min Tan, Jurnal Pengurusan, 31, 3-11 (lead article). [Scopus]