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;
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Baharom Abdul 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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  • The_sociology_of_reading_among_Malaysian_youths_Baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ratneswary Rasiah; Harpaljit Kaur; Baharom Abdul Hamid; Jason James Turner; Muzafar Shah Habibullah; Dayang Affizzah Awang Marikan; Nallammai Singaram (2022)

  • Malaysia established its Eleventh Malaysia Plan (11MP) to achieve sustainable economic development, with one of its primary strategic thrusts being "accelerating human capital development for an advanced nation." This study examines one aspect of human capital development by reviewing the reading habits of Malaysian youths and the conjecture surrounding a 'crisis' among youths and their engagement with reading, to foster a culture of reading to improve education, focusing on human behavioral interventions to increase environmental knowledge and awareness, and developing human capital with pro-environmental behavior. Data from 250 valid questionnaires was analyzed using the variance-ba...

  • The_impact_of_reading_habits_and_their_antecedents_on_the_subjective_well-being_of_Malaysian_youths_Baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Harpaljit Kaur; Ratneswary Rasiah; Baharom Abdul Hamid; Muzafar Shah Habibullah; Jason James Turner; Dayang Affizzah Awang Marikan (2022)

  • The well-being of youths is a crucial concern, and the pandemic has further expatiated their well-being There is a need to foster positive well-being among youths experiencing a rapid developmental change in their lives and choosing their environments which can be accomplished through reading. The goal of this study was to determine the perceived influence of reading attitude, perceived behavioural control, and subjective norm on adolescents' reading habits and the relationship between reading habits and subjective well-being among youths aged 15 to 24 in East and West Malaysia. The current study used a survey questionnaire gathered from 813 responders from East and West Malaysia an...

  • Competition_diversification_stability_the_Indonesia_banking_system_Baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mudeer Ahmed Khattak; Baharom Abdul Hamid; Muhammad Umar Islam; Mohsin Ali (2021)

  • We examine the impact of competition and portfolio diversification on banking stability for conventional and Islamic banks in Indonesia. We find that the Islamic banking sector is less stable, when compared to the conventional banking sector. Competition in the banking sector reduces stability, while diversification enhances it. We find that competition negatively impacts the Islamic banks, but diversification has no impact on these banks. An interesting finding is that competition and diversification complement each other in enhancing the stability of the Indonesian banking sector. These findings carry an important policy implication for the banking sector of Indonesia.

  • Determinants_contributing_primary_market_spread_securitization_Malaysia_Baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ngau Duo Seng; Mohammed Hariri Bakri; Samer Ali Al Shami; Baharom Abdul Hamid; Nurazilah Zainal (2020)

  • During the year 1997, the Asian financial crisis disclosed the inherent weaknesses of the financial market in Asia. Organisations had an over-dependence to the banks as the primary sources of fund is one of the reasons why companies faced difficulty during the financial crisis. One of the factors that contributed to the financial crisis was that organizations failed to diversify their financing structure. It is to be noted that when organisations want to source for funds, they can either issue stocks, bonds or finance from banks locally or globally. Source capital from equity and borrowing through debt is considered difficult, expensive and will distort the financial leverage of the c...

  • damage_assessment_Kelantan_flooding_baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Jaharudin Padli; Kamarul Md. Shah; Haslina Musa; Abu Talib Jasmi; Jusuh Ahmad; Muzafar Shah Habibullah; Baharom Abdul Hamid (2020)

  • This study will focus on assessing the total amount of damage and losses that has occurred during the 2014 flood disaster in Kelantan. The phenomenon of heavy rainfall during monsoon season is normal in Malaysia especially for the east coastal state areas between November to March every year. With the rainfall rate of 794mm which is 1.6 times higher than the average rainfall from the previous year, it has destroyed dwelling houses, animals, crops and also agricultural land. By using cross-sectional data analysis with Ordinary Least Square (OLS) method on 686 respondents in Kuala Krai, Kelantan, the results showed that early warning indicators such as Short Message Services (SMS) and o...

  • Trade_off_between_health_and_wealth_Kinan et al.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Kinan Salim; Ziyaad Mahomed; Baharom Abdul Hamid; Noor Haini Akmal Abu Bakar; Wiaam Hassan; Shinaj Valangattil Shamsudheen (2020)

  • Recent statistics released by the IMF (Figure 1) provide a comparative on the significant impact that COVID-19, and the lockdown in fighting and containing the pandemic has on global economies. The IMF forecasts that the impact is expected to be more devastating than the growth experienced in the aftermath of the Global financial crisis in 2009. The Euro area is where the most severe impact is envisaged, with estimates of economic contraction at almost 8%. This is followed by the United States with an estimated contraction of 6% and Japan contracting slightly more than 5%. China and India are expected to post positive growth at 2% and 1% respectively.

  • High_time_for_Islamic_banks_to_show_they_are_indeed_value_based_intermediaries_Kinan et al.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Shinaj Valangattil Shamsudheen; Kinan Salim; Baharom Abdul Hamid; Ziyaad Mahomed; Noor Haini Akmal Abu Bakar; Wiaam Hassan (2020)

  • The novel COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented human crisis around the globe. The necessary actions implemented to contain the virus have sparked both economic and social downturn. It shows the fragility and unpreparedness of the economy to face such a pandemic. Significant weakening of economic conditions has escalated the pressure on households, businesses and financial markets. Governments all over the globe are in the process of formulating and implementing appropriate policies to continue economic activities amidst this turmoil. Financial institutions are obligated to respond towards the policies adopted by respective governments.

  • what_drives_financial_performance_general_takaful_companies_baharom_et_al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mazhar Hallak Kantakji; Baharom Abdul Hamid; Syed Othman Alhabshi (2020)

  • This study aims to identify the internal and external factors affecting the financial performance of general takaful companies operating in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, UAE, Qatar and Pakistan, using an unbalanced panel data set consisting of 53 companies. Data were hand-collected from the official financial reports of takaful companies. Two performance measures, namely, net investment income and investment yield, are used to capture the different aspects of the takaful investment operations. Based on relevant theory and literature, these measures are related to three economic variables, namely, GDP per capita, equity returns and interest rate, and four company-specific variables, namely, ...

  • nexus_between_oil_price_islamic_stock_markets_Africa_wavelet_multivariate-GARCH_approach_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Fatima Muhammad Abdulkarim; Is'haq Muhammad Mustapha; Baharom Abdul Hamid; Hamisu Sadi Ali (2020)

  • The goal of this paper is to address the relationship between crude oil-price changes on some selected African Islamic indices, using daily data from May 4, 2011, to January 25, 2018. We employed three main techniques: MODWT, CWT, and multivariate-GARCH-DCC, to analyze whether these markets have any diversification opportunities. Our findings reveal that, first, the results of MODWT shows Egyptian Islamic index leading all indices. Second, CWT results show that investors would gain diversification benefits in almost all markets (except South Africa) and enjoy the benefit that comes with long-term investments. Third, we observed low correlations between the Egyptian and Tunisian Islami...

  • bank_risk_financial_development_evidence_form_dual_banking_countries_baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Baharom Abdul Hamid; Choudhary Wajahat Naeem Azmi; Mohsin Ali (2020)

  • This study examines the impact of financial development on bank risk-taking, measured as bank capitalization and bank income diversification. We observe the relationship using annual bank-level data from countries with dual-banking systems. The dataset spans from 2000 to 2014. Our results suggest that the impact of financial development on bank capitalization is heterogeneous across Islamic and conventional commercial banks. Moreover, the effect is different across listed and unlisted banks. However, on average, the response of income diversification to financial development is similar across most specifications. Additionally, bank risk is found to be countercyclical, suggesting that ...

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;
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Baharom Abdul 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 126
  • The_sociology_of_reading_among_Malaysian_youths_Baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ratneswary Rasiah; Harpaljit Kaur; Baharom Abdul Hamid; Jason James Turner; Muzafar Shah Habibullah; Dayang Affizzah Awang Marikan; Nallammai Singaram (2022)

  • Malaysia established its Eleventh Malaysia Plan (11MP) to achieve sustainable economic development, with one of its primary strategic thrusts being "accelerating human capital development for an advanced nation." This study examines one aspect of human capital development by reviewing the reading habits of Malaysian youths and the conjecture surrounding a 'crisis' among youths and their engagement with reading, to foster a culture of reading to improve education, focusing on human behavioral interventions to increase environmental knowledge and awareness, and developing human capital with pro-environmental behavior. Data from 250 valid questionnaires was analyzed using the variance-ba...

  • The_impact_of_reading_habits_and_their_antecedents_on_the_subjective_well-being_of_Malaysian_youths_Baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Harpaljit Kaur; Ratneswary Rasiah; Baharom Abdul Hamid; Muzafar Shah Habibullah; Jason James Turner; Dayang Affizzah Awang Marikan (2022)

  • The well-being of youths is a crucial concern, and the pandemic has further expatiated their well-being There is a need to foster positive well-being among youths experiencing a rapid developmental change in their lives and choosing their environments which can be accomplished through reading. The goal of this study was to determine the perceived influence of reading attitude, perceived behavioural control, and subjective norm on adolescents' reading habits and the relationship between reading habits and subjective well-being among youths aged 15 to 24 in East and West Malaysia. The current study used a survey questionnaire gathered from 813 responders from East and West Malaysia an...

  • Competition_diversification_stability_the_Indonesia_banking_system_Baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mudeer Ahmed Khattak; Baharom Abdul Hamid; Muhammad Umar Islam; Mohsin Ali (2021)

  • We examine the impact of competition and portfolio diversification on banking stability for conventional and Islamic banks in Indonesia. We find that the Islamic banking sector is less stable, when compared to the conventional banking sector. Competition in the banking sector reduces stability, while diversification enhances it. We find that competition negatively impacts the Islamic banks, but diversification has no impact on these banks. An interesting finding is that competition and diversification complement each other in enhancing the stability of the Indonesian banking sector. These findings carry an important policy implication for the banking sector of Indonesia.

  • Determinants_contributing_primary_market_spread_securitization_Malaysia_Baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ngau Duo Seng; Mohammed Hariri Bakri; Samer Ali Al Shami; Baharom Abdul Hamid; Nurazilah Zainal (2020)

  • During the year 1997, the Asian financial crisis disclosed the inherent weaknesses of the financial market in Asia. Organisations had an over-dependence to the banks as the primary sources of fund is one of the reasons why companies faced difficulty during the financial crisis. One of the factors that contributed to the financial crisis was that organizations failed to diversify their financing structure. It is to be noted that when organisations want to source for funds, they can either issue stocks, bonds or finance from banks locally or globally. Source capital from equity and borrowing through debt is considered difficult, expensive and will distort the financial leverage of the c...

  • damage_assessment_Kelantan_flooding_baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Jaharudin Padli; Kamarul Md. Shah; Haslina Musa; Abu Talib Jasmi; Jusuh Ahmad; Muzafar Shah Habibullah; Baharom Abdul Hamid (2020)

  • This study will focus on assessing the total amount of damage and losses that has occurred during the 2014 flood disaster in Kelantan. The phenomenon of heavy rainfall during monsoon season is normal in Malaysia especially for the east coastal state areas between November to March every year. With the rainfall rate of 794mm which is 1.6 times higher than the average rainfall from the previous year, it has destroyed dwelling houses, animals, crops and also agricultural land. By using cross-sectional data analysis with Ordinary Least Square (OLS) method on 686 respondents in Kuala Krai, Kelantan, the results showed that early warning indicators such as Short Message Services (SMS) and o...

  • Trade_off_between_health_and_wealth_Kinan et al.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Kinan Salim; Ziyaad Mahomed; Baharom Abdul Hamid; Noor Haini Akmal Abu Bakar; Wiaam Hassan; Shinaj Valangattil Shamsudheen (2020)

  • Recent statistics released by the IMF (Figure 1) provide a comparative on the significant impact that COVID-19, and the lockdown in fighting and containing the pandemic has on global economies. The IMF forecasts that the impact is expected to be more devastating than the growth experienced in the aftermath of the Global financial crisis in 2009. The Euro area is where the most severe impact is envisaged, with estimates of economic contraction at almost 8%. This is followed by the United States with an estimated contraction of 6% and Japan contracting slightly more than 5%. China and India are expected to post positive growth at 2% and 1% respectively.

  • High_time_for_Islamic_banks_to_show_they_are_indeed_value_based_intermediaries_Kinan et al.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Shinaj Valangattil Shamsudheen; Kinan Salim; Baharom Abdul Hamid; Ziyaad Mahomed; Noor Haini Akmal Abu Bakar; Wiaam Hassan (2020)

  • The novel COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented human crisis around the globe. The necessary actions implemented to contain the virus have sparked both economic and social downturn. It shows the fragility and unpreparedness of the economy to face such a pandemic. Significant weakening of economic conditions has escalated the pressure on households, businesses and financial markets. Governments all over the globe are in the process of formulating and implementing appropriate policies to continue economic activities amidst this turmoil. Financial institutions are obligated to respond towards the policies adopted by respective governments.

  • what_drives_financial_performance_general_takaful_companies_baharom_et_al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mazhar Hallak Kantakji; Baharom Abdul Hamid; Syed Othman Alhabshi (2020)

  • This study aims to identify the internal and external factors affecting the financial performance of general takaful companies operating in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, UAE, Qatar and Pakistan, using an unbalanced panel data set consisting of 53 companies. Data were hand-collected from the official financial reports of takaful companies. Two performance measures, namely, net investment income and investment yield, are used to capture the different aspects of the takaful investment operations. Based on relevant theory and literature, these measures are related to three economic variables, namely, GDP per capita, equity returns and interest rate, and four company-specific variables, namely, ...

  • nexus_between_oil_price_islamic_stock_markets_Africa_wavelet_multivariate-GARCH_approach_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Fatima Muhammad Abdulkarim; Is'haq Muhammad Mustapha; Baharom Abdul Hamid; Hamisu Sadi Ali (2020)

  • The goal of this paper is to address the relationship between crude oil-price changes on some selected African Islamic indices, using daily data from May 4, 2011, to January 25, 2018. We employed three main techniques: MODWT, CWT, and multivariate-GARCH-DCC, to analyze whether these markets have any diversification opportunities. Our findings reveal that, first, the results of MODWT shows Egyptian Islamic index leading all indices. Second, CWT results show that investors would gain diversification benefits in almost all markets (except South Africa) and enjoy the benefit that comes with long-term investments. Third, we observed low correlations between the Egyptian and Tunisian Islami...

  • bank_risk_financial_development_evidence_form_dual_banking_countries_baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Baharom Abdul Hamid; Choudhary Wajahat Naeem Azmi; Mohsin Ali (2020)

  • This study examines the impact of financial development on bank risk-taking, measured as bank capitalization and bank income diversification. We observe the relationship using annual bank-level data from countries with dual-banking systems. The dataset spans from 2000 to 2014. Our results suggest that the impact of financial development on bank capitalization is heterogeneous across Islamic and conventional commercial banks. Moreover, the effect is different across listed and unlisted banks. However, on average, the response of income diversification to financial development is similar across most specifications. Additionally, bank risk is found to be countercyclical, suggesting that ...