Ibrahim Niankara

Ibrahim Niankara
Al Ain University · College of Business Administration

PHD

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Introduction
Ibrahim Niankara is an Associate Professor of Applied Economics within the College of Business Administration, at Al Ain University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Ibrahim does research in Consumer Economics and Business Economics. His current research interests lies in the spatio-temporal analysis of Business, economics, social, and environmental phenomena, and their links to sustainability. His most recent publication is in "World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development"

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Though adversely impacted by the recent COVID-19 crisis, households’ consumption of food and non-food items are essential components of well-being worldwide. Against this background, the present analysis tests human capital theory predictions by assessing the resilience effect of formal education vis- a-vis food and financial insecurity in Burkina...
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Relying on a pooled‐cross‐sectional panel of the 2014 and 2017 Global Findex data, and a random utility theoretic model for revealed financial preferences data analysis, this paper examines the impact of government and private sectors' electronic transfer practices on financial inclusion, in terms of individuals' ability to save and borrow within t...
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Nuclear power technology (NPT) perception and acceptance have globally emerged as the most critical questions for the successful integration of NPT into any national energy mix. In its combination with seawater desalination, NPT provides a sustainable alternative for the security and economic efficiency of both energy and fresh water supply, the la...
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In response to the call for interdisciplinary research on the potential effects of the coronavirus pandemic [1], this article presents a novel data set on individuals' COVID-19 vaccine preferences in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The menu of our stated preference survey questionnaire is framed based on the World Health Organization's (WHO) SAGE w...
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Successful development and uptake of vaccine technology in a Quadruple Helix Innovative health or economic system requires a clear understanding of society’s preferences as the fourth helix. With significant financial commitments to find a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine still ongoing, this study introduces a random utility theoretic behavioral...
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Despite revolutionizing the work of practicing economists by providing a direct link between neo-classical economic theory and revealed market preference data, Random Utility Theory has yet to guide research applications in global market sustainability. With the worldwide adverse socioeconomic effects of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19), suc...
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In order to meet the needs of an increasingly complex research landscape, researchers engage in “collaborative prosumption” through open data sharing and reuse. Although significant gains have been achieved in this regards because of growing requirements from funding agencies, governments and journals, the question of how reuse of openly available...
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Target 9.c of the 2015 United Nations (UN) sustainable development goals (SDGs) specifically addresses increasing access to information and communication technology (ICT) resources, and striving for universal access to the internet by 2020. The present study seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of the youth related national strategies implemented in...
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This study reports on the cross-country heterogeneity in youth awareness and expectations about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and nuclear power technology (NPT) within the North American free trade area (NAFTA). Models are estimated with data on youth respondents from the USA, Canada and Mexico, using seemingly unrelated bivariate weighted...
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This study reports on the role of English language proficiency (ELP) in immigrants' health and economic integration in the USA. Bayesian Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) estimation of a mixed bivariate ordered probit specification of annual earnings and medical care spending is conducted using a representative sample of immigrant families' data from...
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Created in 1934, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is the independent agency of the United States Government tasked to protect depositors of insured banks located in the U.S. against the loss of their deposits in case of bank failure. To achieve this objective, the FDIC collects data on banks condition and income through quarterly Fi...
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This paper investigates the role of English language proficiency (ELP) as a measure of cultural integration on U.S. immigrant families’ economic integration, as measured by annual earnings, and health care market integration, as captured by annual medical care spending. Bayesian Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) estimation of a mixed bivariate ordere...
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Along with the advantages associated with access to information and fast communication, screen time from increased digital media consumption has recently been associated with adverse effects on youth well-being. To get a clearer picture of its value for global youth based sustainability initiatives, this study investigates the effects of increased...
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Relying on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) extract from the cross-national data sample on the environmental affection and cognition of adolescent students, and seemingly unrelated bivariate weighted ordered probit regression modeling, this study adopts a national perspective to investigate the determinants of adolescent students' awareness and expec...
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Relying on the USA, Canada and Mexico extract from the cross-national data sample on the environmental affection and cognition of adolescent students (Niankara, 2019), along with seemingly unrelated bivariate weighted ordered probit regression modeling (Niankara and Zoungrana, 2018), this study reports on the convergence of technological awareness...
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This article Presents an extract of the fully consolidated data collected through the US Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) reports, FFIEC 009 and FFIEC 009a [1]. The data is provided here as a Panel of Quarterly claims covering the 2017 fiscal year from last quarter 2016, to third quarter 2017. Following U.S. generally Acce...
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This paper models the gender inequality in literacy status, and its effects on economic well-being in Burkina Faso, using data from the 2014 survey on household living conditions and a semi-parametric bivariate sample selection modelling approach. This approach compared to the classic Heckman two-step estimation procedure is methodologically innova...
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This paper relies on modelling tools from probability theory and the economics of risk to analyze the ex-ante incentive properties of tenure from the perspective of junior faculty members. The theoretical results show that under publication value uncertainty and risk aversion, a junior faculty member publishes at a point where the expected value of...
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This study focuses on students’ interest in ecosystem services and sustainability to explain their awareness and optimism about the environmental issues of air pollution, water shortage and greenhouse gas emission in 50 countries around the world. We achieve this using the cross-sectional survey data of the 2015 OECD's Program for International Stu...
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This article contains cross-national data on the environmental affection and cognition of adolescent students of varying levels of interest in ecosystem services and sustainability, socio-economic and demographic status, and media consumption patterns. The underlying source is the 2015 publicly released student questionnaire data file of the “Progr...
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This data article contains health care market and labor market outcome measures along with their determinants for individuals in the civilian non-institutionalized population of the United States. The underlying source data is the anonymized person׳s level publically released versions of the 2015, 2016 and 2017 National Health Interview Surveys (NH...
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This paper highlights the impact of financial inclusion on individuals’ borrowing and saving decisions in the United States and the United Arab Emirates. It does so, using data from the 2014 Global Financial Inclusion database, and an empirical strategy consisting of first testing the significance of the joint bivariate model over its binary conter...
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Motivated by the theoretical model of health insurance choice with Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) presented in Cardon 2012, this study investigates the determinants of optional coverage (SSP) and flexible spending accounts (FSA) enrollment, among the privately insured in post-affordable-care-act (ACA) USA. To this end, we rely on semi-parametric...
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This study inscribes itself in the global discussion on the nurturing of pro-environmental behaviors among young people for a sustainable future. Here we focus on students' interest in Ecosystem Services and Sustainability to explain their awareness and optimism about the environmental issues of air pollution, water shortage and green gas emission...
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This study inscribes itself in the global discussion about the issue of environmental awareness, beliefs and behaviors. Here we focus on the role that cultural differences and scientific media dieting play in explaining heterogeneities in students' awareness and expectations about the two environmental issues of deforestation and species (plant and...
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This paper relies on accounting-based measures of country risk to investigate U.S. global banks' exposure to foreign country risk over the 2017 fiscal year as measured by the sum of cross-border risk, foreign office risk, and derivative risk claims. We achieve this using panel linear modeling methods with country level heterogeneity and time fixed...
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This article takes an approach to explaining the behavioral manifestations of the decision making in US companies’ offer of health insurance that is grounded not only on their cost minimizing behavior, but also in a humanness dimension based on the African concept of Ubuntu. In this way, we define an Ubuntu based Random Utility modeling framework,...
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This paper investigates the effects of Inter-generational co-residence on health care market, and labor market outcomes, to see whether or not living under the same roof with at least one parent matters in health care market, and labor market behaviors in post-Affordable-Care Act (ACA) USA. The adopted analytical strategy involves not only looking...
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This paper models the factors explaining households members economic well-being in Burkina Faso, with a focus on the relative influence of gender inequality in literacy status. It does so, using data from the 2014 survey on household living conditions and a semi-parametric bi-variate sample selection modeling approach. This approach compared to the...
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Given the Income enabling nature of education as stipulated by human capital theory, it can be postulated that “ceteris paribus”, households with formally educated heads experience less food insecurity and monetary poverty than those with uneducated heads. We test this claim in the case of Burkina Faso, using the 2014 National Survey on Households...
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This study uses data from the pilot project "Community Monitoring for Better Health and Education Services Delivery Project'' in Burkina Faso, to model the joint impact of generic essential drugs and nursing staff supplies constraints on access to primary health care in the country. The results show that statistical endogeneity of supply side const...
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This research contributes to the overall debate on education for sustainable development (ESD) by shed- ding lights on the contributing role of formal education to the contemporaneous dynamics of literacy, labor market participation and poverty reduction in Africa, with a focus on Burkina Faso. The study uses a semi-parametric recursive trivariate...
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Relying on Random Utility Theory (RUT) as the guiding mechanism for the Data Generating Process (DGP), this paper uses households consumption choices on cooking fuel, drinking water, and sanitation from the 2014 United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data on Burkina Faso, to characterize and...
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This paper presents a variant of the mixed logit model, in the form of a panel-like error components mixed logit that relies on a multinomial logit formulation of the weighted logit formula, as opposed to the usual conditional logit representation; then uses the model to evaluate the consistency of consumers’ preferences for health insurance by joi...
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This article takes an approach to explaining the behavioural manifestations of the decision making in US companies' offer of health insurance that is grounded not only on their cost minimising behaviour, but also in a humanness dimension based on the African concept of Ubuntu, and the Random Utility framework. The choice process is modelled as a tr...
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Although binge drinking among college students in the United states remains a considerable concern to government and public health officials, the issue has received much less attention in the economic literature. This paper therefore uses tools introduced by statistical mechanics to develop a theoretical framework for, and empirically illustrate th...

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