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Prof. Dr. Othman Yong

Professor of Investments


Othman Yong is a Professor of Investments at UKM-Graduate School of Business. He received his bachelor’s degree in Statistics from California State University, his MBA from Missouri State University, and his doctorate in Finance from Mississippi State University. His current research interest is in the area of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs). He is formerly the Chief Editor of Journal Pengurusan, and a reviewer for international journals such as Journal of Banking and Finance (JBF), Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (JIFMIM), and Pacific-Basin Finance Journal (PBFJ). To date, he has authored, co-authored and edited more than 30 books. He is listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Who’s Who in Asia, as well as 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century.


Yong, O.Investor demand, size effect and performance of Malaysian initial public offerings: Evidence from post-1997 financial crisis, Jurnal Pengurusan, 26, pp. 25-47.

Yong, O., Isa, Z.Initial performance of new issues of shares in Malaysia, Applied Economics, 35 (8), pp. 919-930.

Yong, O.A review of IPO research in Asia: What’s next?,Pacific Basin Finance Journal, 15 (3), pp. 253-275.

Low, S.-W., Yong, O.Explaining over-subscription in fixed-price IPOs – Evidence from the Malaysian stock market, Emerging Markets Review, 12 (3), pp. 205-216.

Yong, O.Winner’s curse and bandwagon effect in Malaysian IPOs: Evidence from 2001 -2009, Jurnal Pengurusan, 32, pp. 21-26.


Area of Research
Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)

Finance (Investments)


Courses Taught at Ph.D./DBA Level
Advanced Investment, Multivariate Analysis, Modern Portfolio Theory, Advanced Portfolio Theory, Advanced Quantitative Techniques, Theory of Finance