Assoc. Prof. Dr. Baharom Abdul Hamid
Qualification: Ph.D.in Economics, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. (2012)
Fields/Area of Specialization: Applied Macroeconomics, with strong interest in Economics of Crime;Natural Disaster;Military Expenditure
Prof. Baharom A. Hamid graduated with a PhD (Economics) from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2012. He is an active researcher focusing on applied macro studies on non-niche economic areas and new horizons of research in applied economics, with strong interest in Economics of Crime, Natural Disaster and Military Expenditure. He is currently the Director for Research Management Centre (RMC).

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  • Book


  • Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Kamarudin, Sazalina (2017)

  • This publication highlights the vast untapped potentials of Islamic finance if unleashed could help meet the massive demand for long-term financing for infrastructure development, promote financial inclusion and spur economic development. Most importantly, the publication underscores the challenges facing Islamic finance in the midst of the era of the new normal - the uncertainties in global economic outlook, accelerated technological changes stimulating expansion of new financial instruments and products, and rising regulatory demands.

  • is_the_regime_of_risk_transfer_sustainable_abbas_adam_ginanjar_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Mirakhor, Abbas; Ng, Adam Boon Ka; Dewandaru, Ginanjar; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2017)

  • In a risk transfer and shifting financial systems, an interest rate based debt contract is an "impossible contract," since, under the axioms of conventional economics, the borrower has an incentive not to repay the loan. Such impossible contract is made possible by creating a virtual world of certainty through mechanisms such as collateral requirements and an edifice of legal, administrative, policy incentive mechanisms that include positive and negative enforcements that protect the creditor. The society has to bear huge costs to make them possible. Risk sharing has the potential to enhance efficiency as each party to contracts has "skin-in-the-game", thus eliminating or minimizing the principal-agent problem. Participants in a contract of an economic undertaking ca...

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  • Chapter in Book


  • Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Ali, Mohsin; Naeem Azmi, Choudhari Wajahat; Anwer, Zaheer (2017)

  • The primary goal of this paper is to explore the viability of initiating Islamic finance (IF) in an unchartered economy. Canada is taken as a case study for this paper. To achieve our objective, we proceed in two stages. The first stage involves the analysis of market opportunities for IF. More precisely, the first stage involves the cost/benefit analysis which would enable the IF industry to see whether it is feasible for them to initiate. Second, the more challenging stage involves the analysis with regard to the barriers in offering IF products. In other words, we examine whether some of the IF products can be offered in the current regulatory framework. More importantly, we also examined the current banking regulations, which might hinder the offering of IF products, and provide sug...

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  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2017)

  • Shadow economy and tax evasion are two inseparable phenomena. The existence of the former suggests the present of the latter and vice versa. The presence of shadow economy reduces the tax base and thereby eventually reduces government tax revenue. Since the activity of the shadow economy is excluded from the official gross domestic product (GDP) statistics, thus, official GDP statistics will provide wrong indicators for macroeconomic policy decisions. On the other hand, tax evasion is a growing concern to the government as the tax revenue loss has serious economic consequences. By evading taxes the government is deprived from providing adequate financing for public services, infrastructure, human capital development, best health care services and other facilities that would benefit the ...

  • Tax_evasion_and_financial_development_in_ASEAN 5_muzafar_baharom_badariah_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Din, Badariah H.; Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2017)

  • The estimated total tax evasion as reported by the Tax Justice Network in 2011 is in the excess of USD3.1 trillion or about 5.1% of world's GDP. Tax evasion is a crime and tax revenue losses have negative consequences to the government ability to fueled economic growth by providing enough public infrastructure and other services. In this study we have estimated the share of tax evasion to the official economy for five ASEAN economies, namely; Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand for the period 1980-2013. Tax evasion was calculated from the estimated size of the shadow economy using the modified-cash-deposits-ratio (MCDR) approach suggested by Pickhardt and Sardia (2011). We investigate the contention made by Blackburn et al. (2012) and Bose et al. (2012) that...

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  • Chapter in Book


  • Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Ali, Mohsin (2017)

  • Islamic finance refers to a financial system that operates in accordance with Islamic laws (Shari'ah). It started off initially with a modest objective to meet the demands for Islamic financial services in Muslim majority countries. It has grown multifold, fostering trade and business activities as well as promoting development of credit. This introductory chapter serves as a preliminary backdrop on the general overview of Islamic finance and its progressive development; a lead up to the chapters that follow. The historical context of Islamic finance is first presented and followed by the principles of Islamic finance, a synopsis of issues and challenges faced by the industry.

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  • Chapter in Book


  • Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Najibullah, Syed; Habibullah, Muzafar Shah (2017)

  • The study aims to address marketing effectiveness of both Islamic banks and conventional banks (CBs) by using a modified "chain-of-effect" framework. Against current literature, which is based on customer surveys, reports do not include marketing activities by the Islamic banks (IB); this study adopts a bank perspective to explore the IB's behavior in this regard. Applying fixed-effect panel regression on the quarterly data of five IBs and five CBs in Malaysia, the study aims to explore the influence of marketing efforts on performance...

  • dynamic_heterogeneous_panel_estimation_impact_income_inflation_happiness_stock_returns_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Rasiah, Ratneswary (3-2016)

  • This study examines the long-run relationships and short-run dynamic interactions between stock returns and its determinants comprising of GDP per capita, inflation and happiness, over the period 1973 to 2012. The study applies the dynamic heterogenous panel estimation techniques of Mean Group (MG), Pooled Mean Group (PMG) and Dynamic Fixed Effects (DFE) to analyse a set of macro panel data on selected OECD countries to establish the possible causal relations between these variables. The theoretical framework of this study is based on the stock returns theories of Present Value Model/Discounted Cash Flows and “Risk-as-feelings” Theory. The results of this study show evidence that income has a favourable impact on stock returns, while inflation dampens stock returns. Interestingly, the s...

  • are_shadow_economy_matter_tourism_International_evidence_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Din, Badariah H.; Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Saari, M. D. (2016)

  • The present study attempts to investigate whether shadow economy and the tourism sector are related. In the European countries, Schneider reported that 20 to 25 per cent of the shadow economy is represented in the tourism-related industries – wholesale and retail, automotive and motorcycle sales and maintenance; transportation, storage and communications; and hotels and restaurants. For the tourism sector, the services given by operators (unregistered and/or underreporting) operate in the shadow economy will ultimately wiped off the map of high quality tourist destinations and destroyed the development of the tourism industry itself. This study examines the short-run and long-run relationships between international tourism receipts and shadow economy for 149 countries over the period 19...

  • good_governance_crime_rates_malaysia_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Din, Badariah H.; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2016)

  • Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to relate the quality of governance with crime in Malaysia. The study also identifies the best good governance tool to fight against crime in Malaysia. Design/methodology/approach – The study uses time-series data on crime rates and six measures of governance: voice and accountability, political stability, government effectiveness, regulatory quality, rule of law and control of corruption. In this study the authors employed the popular autoregressive distributed lagged modeling approach to estimate the long-run model of crime and governance. Findings – The authors test the hypothesis that good governance lowers crime rates (total crime, violent and property crimes). The results suggest a negative relationship between crime rates and good g...

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Baharom Abdul Hamid
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Qualification: Ph.D.in Economics, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. (2012)
Fields/Area of Specialization: Applied Macroeconomics, with strong interest in Economics of Crime;Natural Disaster;Military Expenditure
Prof. Baharom A. Hamid graduated with a PhD (Economics) from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2012. He is an active researcher focusing on applied macro studies on non-niche economic areas and new horizons of research in applied economics, with strong interest in Economics of Crime, Natural Disaster and Military Expenditure. He is currently the Director for Research Management Centre (RMC).
Showing results 1 to 10 of 83
  • Islamic finance the new normal_book cover.jpg.jpg
  • Book


  • Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Kamarudin, Sazalina (2017)

  • This publication highlights the vast untapped potentials of Islamic finance if unleashed could help meet the massive demand for long-term financing for infrastructure development, promote financial inclusion and spur economic development. Most importantly, the publication underscores the challenges facing Islamic finance in the midst of the era of the new normal - the uncertainties in global economic outlook, accelerated technological changes stimulating expansion of new financial instruments and products, and rising regulatory demands.

  • is_the_regime_of_risk_transfer_sustainable_abbas_adam_ginanjar_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Mirakhor, Abbas; Ng, Adam Boon Ka; Dewandaru, Ginanjar; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2017)

  • In a risk transfer and shifting financial systems, an interest rate based debt contract is an "impossible contract," since, under the axioms of conventional economics, the borrower has an incentive not to repay the loan. Such impossible contract is made possible by creating a virtual world of certainty through mechanisms such as collateral requirements and an edifice of legal, administrative, policy incentive mechanisms that include positive and negative enforcements that protect the creditor. The society has to bear huge costs to make them possible. Risk sharing has the potential to enhance efficiency as each party to contracts has "skin-in-the-game", thus eliminating or minimizing the principal-agent problem. Participants in a contract of an economic undertaking ca...

  • item.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Ali, Mohsin; Naeem Azmi, Choudhari Wajahat; Anwer, Zaheer (2017)

  • The primary goal of this paper is to explore the viability of initiating Islamic finance (IF) in an unchartered economy. Canada is taken as a case study for this paper. To achieve our objective, we proceed in two stages. The first stage involves the analysis of market opportunities for IF. More precisely, the first stage involves the cost/benefit analysis which would enable the IF industry to see whether it is feasible for them to initiate. Second, the more challenging stage involves the analysis with regard to the barriers in offering IF products. In other words, we examine whether some of the IF products can be offered in the current regulatory framework. More importantly, we also examined the current banking regulations, which might hinder the offering of IF products, and provide sug...

  • IF_Hub_Issue_3_Mitigating_the_size_of_shadow_economy_Baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2017)

  • Shadow economy and tax evasion are two inseparable phenomena. The existence of the former suggests the present of the latter and vice versa. The presence of shadow economy reduces the tax base and thereby eventually reduces government tax revenue. Since the activity of the shadow economy is excluded from the official gross domestic product (GDP) statistics, thus, official GDP statistics will provide wrong indicators for macroeconomic policy decisions. On the other hand, tax evasion is a growing concern to the government as the tax revenue loss has serious economic consequences. By evading taxes the government is deprived from providing adequate financing for public services, infrastructure, human capital development, best health care services and other facilities that would benefit the ...

  • Tax_evasion_and_financial_development_in_ASEAN 5_muzafar_baharom_badariah_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Din, Badariah H.; Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2017)

  • The estimated total tax evasion as reported by the Tax Justice Network in 2011 is in the excess of USD3.1 trillion or about 5.1% of world's GDP. Tax evasion is a crime and tax revenue losses have negative consequences to the government ability to fueled economic growth by providing enough public infrastructure and other services. In this study we have estimated the share of tax evasion to the official economy for five ASEAN economies, namely; Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand for the period 1980-2013. Tax evasion was calculated from the estimated size of the shadow economy using the modified-cash-deposits-ratio (MCDR) approach suggested by Pickhardt and Sardia (2011). We investigate the contention made by Blackburn et al. (2012) and Bose et al. (2012) that...

  • chapter 1_islamic finance_new normal_baharom_mohsin.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Ali, Mohsin (2017)

  • Islamic finance refers to a financial system that operates in accordance with Islamic laws (Shari'ah). It started off initially with a modest objective to meet the demands for Islamic financial services in Muslim majority countries. It has grown multifold, fostering trade and business activities as well as promoting development of credit. This introductory chapter serves as a preliminary backdrop on the general overview of Islamic finance and its progressive development; a lead up to the chapters that follow. The historical context of Islamic finance is first presented and followed by the principles of Islamic finance, a synopsis of issues and challenges faced by the industry.

  • marketing_effectiveness_Islamic_conventional_banks.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Najibullah, Syed; Habibullah, Muzafar Shah (2017)

  • The study aims to address marketing effectiveness of both Islamic banks and conventional banks (CBs) by using a modified "chain-of-effect" framework. Against current literature, which is based on customer surveys, reports do not include marketing activities by the Islamic banks (IB); this study adopts a bank perspective to explore the IB's behavior in this regard. Applying fixed-effect panel regression on the quarterly data of five IBs and five CBs in Malaysia, the study aims to explore the influence of marketing efforts on performance...

  • dynamic_heterogeneous_panel_estimation_impact_income_inflation_happiness_stock_returns_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Rasiah, Ratneswary (3-2016)

  • This study examines the long-run relationships and short-run dynamic interactions between stock returns and its determinants comprising of GDP per capita, inflation and happiness, over the period 1973 to 2012. The study applies the dynamic heterogenous panel estimation techniques of Mean Group (MG), Pooled Mean Group (PMG) and Dynamic Fixed Effects (DFE) to analyse a set of macro panel data on selected OECD countries to establish the possible causal relations between these variables. The theoretical framework of this study is based on the stock returns theories of Present Value Model/Discounted Cash Flows and “Risk-as-feelings” Theory. The results of this study show evidence that income has a favourable impact on stock returns, while inflation dampens stock returns. Interestingly, the s...

  • are_shadow_economy_matter_tourism_International_evidence_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Din, Badariah H.; Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Saari, M. D. (2016)

  • The present study attempts to investigate whether shadow economy and the tourism sector are related. In the European countries, Schneider reported that 20 to 25 per cent of the shadow economy is represented in the tourism-related industries – wholesale and retail, automotive and motorcycle sales and maintenance; transportation, storage and communications; and hotels and restaurants. For the tourism sector, the services given by operators (unregistered and/or underreporting) operate in the shadow economy will ultimately wiped off the map of high quality tourist destinations and destroyed the development of the tourism industry itself. This study examines the short-run and long-run relationships between international tourism receipts and shadow economy for 149 countries over the period 19...

  • good_governance_crime_rates_malaysia_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Din, Badariah H.; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2016)

  • Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to relate the quality of governance with crime in Malaysia. The study also identifies the best good governance tool to fight against crime in Malaysia. Design/methodology/approach – The study uses time-series data on crime rates and six measures of governance: voice and accountability, political stability, government effectiveness, regulatory quality, rule of law and control of corruption. In this study the authors employed the popular autoregressive distributed lagged modeling approach to estimate the long-run model of crime and governance. Findings – The authors test the hypothesis that good governance lowers crime rates (total crime, violent and property crimes). The results suggest a negative relationship between crime rates and good g...