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The Impact of Political Risk on the Volatility of Stock Returns: the Case of Canada

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  • Beaulieu, Marie-claude
  • Cosset, Jean-Claude
  • Essaddam, Naceur

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This paper examines the impact of political risk in Canada on the volatility of stock returns. Our results suggest that political news associated with a possible separation of Quebec from Canada plays an important role in the volatility of stock returns. We also show that the volatility of stock returns varies with the degree of a firm’s exposure to political risk, namely, the structure of assets and the extent of foreign involvement.

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  • Beaulieu, Marie-claude & Cosset, Jean-Claude & Essaddam, Naceur, 2002. "The Impact of Political Risk on the Volatility of Stock Returns: the Case of Canada," Cahiers de recherche 0208, CIRPEE.
  • Handle: RePEc:lvl:lacicr:0208
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