Interest group activity and long-run stock market performance
AbstractThis paper provides evidence that interest group activity is negatively related to aggregate stock market performance. In particular, the Â¯ndings imply that a one percent increase in the number of interest groups in a country is associated with a reduction in average annual stock market returns of roughly 2-5%, and a reduction in the volatility of annual stock returns of roughly 6-14%. In addition, the Â¯ndings indicate that many of the same fundamentals that drive economic growth also explain stock market performance.
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Volume (Year): 133 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
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Special interest groups; Institutional sclerosis; Stock returns; Volatility; D7; G1; G3; L5; O16;
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