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Economic policy uncertainty and stock markets: Long-run evidence from the US

Mohamed Arouri (), Christophe Estay, Christophe Rault () and David Roubaud ()

Finance Research Letters, 2016, vol. 18, issue C, 136-141

Abstract: We contribute to the literature by studying the impact of economic policy uncertainty on stock markets in the United States over the period 1900–2014. We show that an increase in policy uncertainty reduces significantly stock returns and that this effect is stronger and persistent during extreme volatility periods.

Keywords: Policy uncertainty; US stock markets; Markov-switching (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E32 E37 E44 E52 E62 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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DOI: 10.1016/j.frl.2016.04.011

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