Freedom Indices and Capital Asset Pricing Model: Some Malaysian Evidence


Tay, Lee Ying and Rasiah, Devinaga and Lai, Ming Ming (2020) Freedom Indices and Capital Asset Pricing Model: Some Malaysian Evidence. International Journal of Management, Finance and Accounting, 1 (1). pp. 1-21. ISSN 2735-1009

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Human rights and fundamental freedoms such as economic, political, and press freedoms vary widely from country to country. It creates opportunity and risk in investment decisions. Thus, this study is carried out to examine if the explanatory power of the model for capital asset pricing could be improved when these human rights movement indices are included in the model. The sample for this study comprises of 495 stocks listed in Bursa Malaysia, covering the sampling period from 2003 to 2013. The model applied in this study employed the pooled ordinary least square regression estimation. In addition, the robustness of the model is tested by using firm size as a controlled variable. The findings show that market beta as well as the economic and press freedom indices could explain the cross-sectional stock returns of the Malaysian stock market. By controlling the firm size, it adds marginally to the explanation of the extended CAP model which incorporated economic, political, and press freedom indices.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Capital Asset Pricing, stock market, returns
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG4501-6051 Investment, capital formation, speculation
Divisions: Faculty of Business (FOB)
Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2021 12:08
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 12:08


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