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Economic policy uncertainty and cash holdings: Evidence from BRIC countries

Ender Demir () and Oguz Ersan

Emerging Markets Review, 2017, vol. 33, issue C, 189-200

Abstract: This paper examines the effect of Economic Policy Uncertainty (EPU) on cash holding decisions of firms in BRIC countries. Our focus is on the firms in BRIC countries, a particularly interesting group of countries to consider given their increasingly important role in the world economy. By using firm-level data through the 10years period of 2006–2015, we find that firms prefer to hold more cash when uncertainty increases after controlling for firm level variables with industry and year fixed effects. The results are robust to alternative control variables, EPU calculations and selection of sub-samples. In addition to the country specific EPU levels, global EPU also has a significant positive impact on corporate cash holdings.

Keywords: Economic policy uncertainty; BRIC countries; Cash holdings (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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