The International Journal of Applied Economics and Finance

The International Journal of Applied Economics and Finance is a peer-reviewed scientific journal dedicated to publish cutting edge research work on all aspects of applied economics and finance. Scope of the journal includes: Financial markets, exchange rates, balance of payments, financial institutions, risk analysis, international banking and portfolio management, financial market regulation, the financial aspects of transition economies, financial reporting, financial instruments and international financial policy co-ordination.

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Editor-in-Chief

Gazi Mahabubul Alam

Prof. Gazi Mahabubul Alam has worked for both in institution of higher education and international partner for development. He has published significantly with the international journals. His articles receive a wider number of citations. Many occasions, his papers have received the award of best cited papers. . He has been shouldering the responsibility of the Vice-President of the Asian Council of Science Editor. He has also been working with the editorial board of a number of international journals.His works: the role of Technical and Vocational Education on National Development of Bangladesh and The role Agriculture Education on National Development of Bangladesh are widely cited and internationally recognised research papers. Gazi has been actively involved with both theoretical and practical branches of development studies.

Further to his MBA studied in the USA, he completed his MA from the University of Sussex and PhD from the University of Nottingham, UK. In 2014, Gazi received the Fellowship (FRSA) from the Royal Society of Arts for his extensive contribution on Skills Development. As part of his career with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), he was one of the main contributors in drafting Skills Development Policy in Bangladesh. Prof. Gazi has worked a number of countries that include Malaysia, Bangladesh, UK, Australia and the USA.

Prof. Gazi has been identified as an influential speaker for seminar, symposium, workshop, training and classes. He can strongly stimulus the audience while he talks various issues especially education & development, philosophy of education, education business, public and economic policy, education economics and policy, research methodology, writing manuscript and professional development. With a vast, wider and multi- disciplinary experience of research, teaching, and education background, Prof. Alam can serve the need of various schools/ faculties (i.e. School of Education, School of Business and management, School of Economics and School of Public Policy and Administration). Prof. Gazis mosaic background of education, personal development from an underprivileged background and diversified career make him keen work for the partner for development of developing nation.

Associate Editors

Gagan Deep Sharma

Faculty, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University New Delhi, India

Ogunniyi Laudia Titilola

Professor, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria

Uwalomwa Uwuigbe

Professor, Covenant University, Nigeria

Mansour Zarra-Nezhad

Professor, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran

Technical Editors

Afsin Sahin

Professor, Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University, Turkey

Anouar Ben Mabrouk

Assistant Professor, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia

Chih-Kai Chen

Professor, National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan

Dariyoush Jamshidi

Assistant Professor, University of Nizwa, Oman

Ghazi A Alrgaibat

Professor, Al al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan

Godwin Imo Ibe

Lecturer 1, University of Nigeria, Nigeria

Hasim Akca

Associate Professor, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey

Huynh Viet Khai

Lecturer, Can Tho University, Vietnam

Kanij Fatema

Associate Professor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Bangladesh

Oyinlola Mutiu Abimbola

Senior Lecturer, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Ram Krishna Mandal

Associate Professor, Government College Itanagar, India

Md. Abdur Rouf

Assistant Professor, Daffodil International University, Bangladesh

Rudrarup Gupta

Commercial Manager, Multifarious Projects Group, India