John Agyei Karikari

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We identify factors that affected DBS (direct broadcast satellite) penetration, relative to cable penetration, in the US subscription television market. We found that regulation of expanded-basic cable services, which expired in 1999, may have unintentionally enhanced DBS penetration in noncompetitive cable franchise areas as cable providers charged ‘high’(More)
This paper investigates the effects of capacity constraint on demand for international telephone calls between the US and African countries, using 1992–96 data. We find that capacity constraints in African countries have negative effects on both the volume and the duration of telephone calls between the two regions. However, callers in the US and callers in(More)
As public pension plans steer more of their portfolios toward alternative assets such as hedge funds, private equity funds, and real estate, we examine how these investments have affected public pension plan performance. We find somewhat mixed results. When compared to pension plans with smaller allocations, public pension plans with at least 10 percent of(More)
  • Elizabeth Asiedu, Isaac Kalonda-Kanyama, Leonce Ndikumana, Akwasi Nti-Addae, John Agyei Karikari
  • 2013
Firm performance can be impeded by many factors, including lack of finance, corruption, political instability, and poor infrastructure. The overall business and institutional environment, especially the legal environment, is important for a firm’s performance (Beck and DemirgüçKunt 2006; Ayyagari, Beck, and Demirgüç-Kunt (2007); Beck, Demirgüc-Kunt, and(More)
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