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Political uncertainty and the US market risk premium

Political uncertainty and the US market risk premium The purpose of this study is to examine the bi-directional causality between political uncertainty and the market risk premium in the US.Design/methodology/approachI use a theoretical model to motivate signs and then check signs based on a vector autoregression.FindingsI find that political uncertainty has a small positive, delayed effect on the market risk premium. The market risk premium, on the other hand, has a large permanent, negative effect on political uncertainty.Originality/valueThis is the first research paper to consider the bi-directional effects of political uncertainty on the market risk premium and vice versa. It also finds interesting empirical results. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Managerial Finance Emerald Publishing

Political uncertainty and the US market risk premium

Managerial Finance , Volume 47 (5): 14 – Apr 22, 2021

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
0307-4358
DOI
10.1108/mf-03-2020-0132
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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the bi-directional causality between political uncertainty and the market risk premium in the US.Design/methodology/approachI use a theoretical model to motivate signs and then check signs based on a vector autoregression.FindingsI find that political uncertainty has a small positive, delayed effect on the market risk premium. The market risk premium, on the other hand, has a large permanent, negative effect on political uncertainty.Originality/valueThis is the first research paper to consider the bi-directional effects of political uncertainty on the market risk premium and vice versa. It also finds interesting empirical results.

Journal

Managerial FinanceEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 22, 2021

Keywords: Political uncertainty; Government policy; Risk premia; G12; G18

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