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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  • does_competition_make_banks_riskier_dual_banking_system_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Alam, Nafis; Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Dyi, Ting Tan (2018)

  • This paper investigates competition and risk-taking behaviour of Islamic banks taking a sample of 59 Islamic banks and 149 conventional banks from 10 highly developed Islamic banking countries between 2006 and 2016. The level of competitiveness between the two types of banks is determined using Lerner index and estimations show that Islamic banks have lower market power than conventional banks. After controlling all the bank and country-specific variables, the results show that competition and risk are positively related for the overall banking system and inversely related for Islamic banks which undoubtedly emphasize that inherent difference between risk-competition relationships amo...

  • The_impact_of_human_development_on_natural_disaster_fatalities_and_damage_panel_data_evidence_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Padli, Jaharudin; Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2018)

  • Countries with high levels of human development should be able to reduce the impact of natural disasters in terms of the total numbers of people killed and affected, and damage. In this study we investigate the impact of human development indicators such as income per capita and human capital (education level) on natural disaster fatalities (total deaths, total affected and total economic losses) in 79 selected countries. Using dynamic panel data analysis, we found that the level of economic development plays an important role in mitigating the impact of natural disasters such as droughts, earthquakes, extreme temperatures, floods, storms, volcanoes, landslides and wildfires. Other fa...

  • the_less_developed_states_converging_richer_state_malaysia_baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Din, Badariah H.; Sanusi, Nur Azura; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2018)

  • The present paper addresses the question whether the less developed states, namely; Kedah, Kelantan, Pahang, Perlis, Sabah, Sarawak and Terengganu are converging with the richer state of Selangor, using unit root test and cointegration approach to test for income convergence for the period 1970-2013. We tested convergence on per capita real GDP for the states involved and the results suggest that the less developed states have been converging to the state of Selangor for the period under study. We also identify two convergence clubs among the states. In this respect, the state government has an important role to play in enhancing growth by continuously providing stable economic enviro...

  • Tax_evasion_tax_burden_and_economic_development_in_Asean_5_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Din, Badariah H.; Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2018)

  • Tax evasion is a crime. Recent estimates registered the loss of tax revenue amounting to USD3.1 trillion or 5.1% of world's GDP. Tax revenue losses have negative consequences to the government ability to fuelled economic growth by providing enough public infrastructure and other services. In this study we have estimated the share of shadow economy to the official economy for five ASEAN economies, namely; Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand for the period 1980-2013 using the MIMIC model. The indexes of the shadow economy from the MIMIC model were then used to calculate the loss in tax revenue as a result of the presence of the shadow economy. We then test the h...

  • determinant_securitization_spread_malaysia_baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Bakri, Mohammed Hariri; Sufian, Fadzlan; Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Ismail, Shafinar (2018)

  • Malaysian firms have been reported to be involved in Asset-Backed Securities since 1986 when Cagamas Bhd was the pioneer in the field. This research aims to examine the factors influencing spread in Malaysia's securitization market. In order to provide a test of stability and a choice of model, the multicollinearity test was conducted by providing information on the degree of correlation between the explanotary variables used in the multivariate regression analysis. Ordinary Least Square method was used for baseline, and panel data analysis was applied during the study period (2004-2012) for a more robust check of the analysis. The data were obtained from 90 non-financial firms or ins...

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  • Authors: Vaqar, Momin Ebaad (2018)

  • Infrastructure is the backbone of modem economies; an adequate and efficient public infrastructure is essential for nations to achieve their economic growth objectives. Although the need and role of infrastructure are well recognized, little attention has been paid to the risks and pitfalls of the current infrastructure financing structures. The enormous infrastructure deficit and the increasing instances of debt restructurings, infrastructure project failures and expensive government bailouts, present enough reason for a deeper thought and action towards making infrastructure financing more robust. Through the thesis, the researcher sheds light on the problems related to such forms o...

  • does_securitization_government_staff_personal_loan_perform_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Bakri, Mohammed Hariri; Dabas, Nurayati; Shafinar Ismail, Shafinar; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2018)

  • Malaysian firms have been reported to involve in Asset-Backed Securities since 1986s where Cagamas is a pioneer. The objective of this study to determine the primary market spread and analyze on firm financial performance. The methodology for this paper using regression analysis for the study period 2007-2012. They are three determinants that contribute and statistically significant for this research paper. The measurement of financial performance does not have any impact during subprime mortgage crisis. The firm results shows increasing profitability, reducing debt, stronger company value and shareholders earning better dividend.

  • the_endowment_fund_source_sustainability_higher_education_Malaysia_Baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Research Monograph


  • Authors: Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Hassan, Wiaam; Sowell, Sarafuddin Abdul Syahid (2018)

  • Higher education plays an important role in the human capital development of a country. Investment in higher education generally rises every year, and sustaining the financing of public institutions involved in higher education is becoming economically burdensome upon the state.While the cost for sustaining higher education is rising, the allotment for it in the government budget is eroding. In light of this, governments around the world, including Malaysia, are exploring measures to financially maintain higher education institutions without shifting the burden of ever-increasing university fees onto students and their families.

  • Islamic finance the new normal_book cover.jpg.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: 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


  • Authors: 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 t...

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 104
  • does_competition_make_banks_riskier_dual_banking_system_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Alam, Nafis; Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Dyi, Ting Tan (2018)

  • This paper investigates competition and risk-taking behaviour of Islamic banks taking a sample of 59 Islamic banks and 149 conventional banks from 10 highly developed Islamic banking countries between 2006 and 2016. The level of competitiveness between the two types of banks is determined using Lerner index and estimations show that Islamic banks have lower market power than conventional banks. After controlling all the bank and country-specific variables, the results show that competition and risk are positively related for the overall banking system and inversely related for Islamic banks which undoubtedly emphasize that inherent difference between risk-competition relationships amo...

  • The_impact_of_human_development_on_natural_disaster_fatalities_and_damage_panel_data_evidence_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Padli, Jaharudin; Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2018)

  • Countries with high levels of human development should be able to reduce the impact of natural disasters in terms of the total numbers of people killed and affected, and damage. In this study we investigate the impact of human development indicators such as income per capita and human capital (education level) on natural disaster fatalities (total deaths, total affected and total economic losses) in 79 selected countries. Using dynamic panel data analysis, we found that the level of economic development plays an important role in mitigating the impact of natural disasters such as droughts, earthquakes, extreme temperatures, floods, storms, volcanoes, landslides and wildfires. Other fa...

  • the_less_developed_states_converging_richer_state_malaysia_baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Din, Badariah H.; Sanusi, Nur Azura; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2018)

  • The present paper addresses the question whether the less developed states, namely; Kedah, Kelantan, Pahang, Perlis, Sabah, Sarawak and Terengganu are converging with the richer state of Selangor, using unit root test and cointegration approach to test for income convergence for the period 1970-2013. We tested convergence on per capita real GDP for the states involved and the results suggest that the less developed states have been converging to the state of Selangor for the period under study. We also identify two convergence clubs among the states. In this respect, the state government has an important role to play in enhancing growth by continuously providing stable economic enviro...

  • Tax_evasion_tax_burden_and_economic_development_in_Asean_5_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Din, Badariah H.; Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2018)

  • Tax evasion is a crime. Recent estimates registered the loss of tax revenue amounting to USD3.1 trillion or 5.1% of world's GDP. Tax revenue losses have negative consequences to the government ability to fuelled economic growth by providing enough public infrastructure and other services. In this study we have estimated the share of shadow economy to the official economy for five ASEAN economies, namely; Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand for the period 1980-2013 using the MIMIC model. The indexes of the shadow economy from the MIMIC model were then used to calculate the loss in tax revenue as a result of the presence of the shadow economy. We then test the h...

  • determinant_securitization_spread_malaysia_baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Bakri, Mohammed Hariri; Sufian, Fadzlan; Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Ismail, Shafinar (2018)

  • Malaysian firms have been reported to be involved in Asset-Backed Securities since 1986 when Cagamas Bhd was the pioneer in the field. This research aims to examine the factors influencing spread in Malaysia's securitization market. In order to provide a test of stability and a choice of model, the multicollinearity test was conducted by providing information on the degree of correlation between the explanotary variables used in the multivariate regression analysis. Ordinary Least Square method was used for baseline, and panel data analysis was applied during the study period (2004-2012) for a more robust check of the analysis. The data were obtained from 90 non-financial firms or ins...

  • item.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Vaqar, Momin Ebaad (2018)

  • Infrastructure is the backbone of modem economies; an adequate and efficient public infrastructure is essential for nations to achieve their economic growth objectives. Although the need and role of infrastructure are well recognized, little attention has been paid to the risks and pitfalls of the current infrastructure financing structures. The enormous infrastructure deficit and the increasing instances of debt restructurings, infrastructure project failures and expensive government bailouts, present enough reason for a deeper thought and action towards making infrastructure financing more robust. Through the thesis, the researcher sheds light on the problems related to such forms o...

  • does_securitization_government_staff_personal_loan_perform_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Bakri, Mohammed Hariri; Dabas, Nurayati; Shafinar Ismail, Shafinar; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2018)

  • Malaysian firms have been reported to involve in Asset-Backed Securities since 1986s where Cagamas is a pioneer. The objective of this study to determine the primary market spread and analyze on firm financial performance. The methodology for this paper using regression analysis for the study period 2007-2012. They are three determinants that contribute and statistically significant for this research paper. The measurement of financial performance does not have any impact during subprime mortgage crisis. The firm results shows increasing profitability, reducing debt, stronger company value and shareholders earning better dividend.

  • the_endowment_fund_source_sustainability_higher_education_Malaysia_Baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Research Monograph


  • Authors: Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Hassan, Wiaam; Sowell, Sarafuddin Abdul Syahid (2018)

  • Higher education plays an important role in the human capital development of a country. Investment in higher education generally rises every year, and sustaining the financing of public institutions involved in higher education is becoming economically burdensome upon the state.While the cost for sustaining higher education is rising, the allotment for it in the government budget is eroding. In light of this, governments around the world, including Malaysia, are exploring measures to financially maintain higher education institutions without shifting the burden of ever-increasing university fees onto students and their families.

  • Islamic finance the new normal_book cover.jpg.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: 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


  • Authors: 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 t...