Are anti-sticky costs endemic in the Arabian Gulf Region?

Published: 24 April 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/69tfsgmx88.1
Peter Oyelere,


This dataset was employed to investigate the endemism of anti-sticky costs in emerging economies of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries by measuring the degree of adjustment between operating revenues and costs for companies in those countries. It includes panel data on operating expenses, sales revenue, current total assets, staff wages and salaries, and GDP in a sticky cost model derived from a Cobb-Douglas cost function to measure the percentage change in operating expenses due to a 1% increase or decrease in sales revenue. Our results from analysis the data in this dataset did not find evidence of sticky costs in four of the five countries.


Steps to reproduce

Raw data may generated from Compustat - Capital IQ from Standard & Poor's through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), specifying the variables and countries included in the dataset.


Accounting, Economics


United Arab Emirates University

UPAR Grant No. G00002121

United Arab Emirates University

CPPL Grant No. G00002353