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Nonlinear earnings persistence

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  • Cheng, Che-Hui
  • Wu, Po-Chin

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This study employs panel smooth transition regression (PSTR) models with different lagged variables of earnings components as regressor to evaluate earnings persistence effects. The models can resolve collinearity problems between predictors, reflect firms' volatile or irregular earnings streams that are likely derived from long-run investments, and provide more useful information for improving forecasting performance. Most importantly, they can describe differential earnings persistence effects between different regimes that have not been verified by previous studies. Our empirical results support these arguments.

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  • Cheng, Che-Hui & Wu, Po-Chin, 2013. "Nonlinear earnings persistence," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 25(C), pages 156-168.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:reveco:v:25:y:2013:i:c:p:156-168
    DOI: 10.1016/j.iref.2012.07.003
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    Keywords

    Earnings persistence effect; Panel smooth transition regression model; Regime switching; Lagged cash flows; Lagged (un)systematic earnings;

    JEL classification:

    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • M41 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Accounting

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