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"Is the U.S. Unique? International Evidence on the Aggregate Earnings-Returns Association" by Dr. Congcong Li

Publishing Date: 23/10/2017      (Last Update: 23/10/2017)

Accounting & Law Seminar

Speaker:

  • Dr. Congcong Li
    Assistant Professor of Accounting
    School of Accountancy
    Singapore Management University

Event Details

DateWednesday, 21 March 2018
Time2:30pm - 4:00pm
Venue1303, K.K. Leung Bldg

Abstract:

We exploit differences in institutional and macroeconomic environments to shed light on what drives variation in the aggregate earnings-returns relation across countries. We find that the aggregate earnings-returns association is primarily driven by two factors-the monetary policy news conveyed in aggregate earnings and the market reaction to that news. Specifically, the aggregate earnings-returns association is more negative (less positive) in countries where aggregate earnings contain more monetary policy news as well as in countries that have a stronger market reaction to monetary policy shocks. We further find that aggregate earnings are more informative about policy changes in countries with stronger investor protection and greater macroeconomic uncertainty. Overall, our study provides new international evidence on what drives the aggregate earnings-returns relation across the globe.