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Stock price responses to the eco-points programme for electrical household appliances: evidence from Japan

Hanae Tamechika and Shin'ya Okuda ()

Applied Economics, 2017, vol. 49, issue 58, 5856-5864

Abstract: This article examines the Japanese government’s ‘Project for Green Consumer Electronics to Promote Business through the Use of Eco-points’ and its economic impact on consumer electronics firms’ stock prices. There has been little research on the economic effect of this project. In order to achieve our aim, we employ event study methodology. Our results show that stock prices responded positively to programme adoption, thereby indicating that the programme had positive effects on the related firms’ performance. The results also show that the programme’s economic effects gradually decreased over each subsequent programme extension. This probably occurred because the programme targeted durable goods, which consumers do not replace frequently.

Date: 2017
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