Title

Economic policy uncertainty and industry return predictability – Evidence from the UK

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

International Review of Economics and Finance

Volume

82

First Page

433

Last Page

447

Publisher

Elsevier

School

School of Business and Law

RAS ID

45229

Comments

Golab, A., Bannigidadmath, D., Pham, T. N., & Thuraisamy, K. (2022). Economic policy uncertainty and industry return predictability–Evidence from the UK. International Review of Economics & Finance, 82, p. 433-447. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iref.2022.07.006

Abstract

This paper examines whether local, regional, and global policy uncertainty shocks predict the sector returns of the UK stock market. Consistent with the market integration literature, we find global policy uncertainty shock is the major predictor of sector returns. Our second contribution is that the predictability of returns is dependent on the state of the business cycle. Finally, the evidence of predictability is strongest at the 6-month horizon, revealing that the impact of policy uncertainty shocks lasts for a few months. Our findings hold even after controlling for well-known risk factors and different sub-samples of data.

DOI

10.1016/j.iref.2022.07.006

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Research Themes

Society and Culture

Priority Areas

Individual, economic, organisational, political and social transformation

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