Share repurchases under uncertainty: US evidence


PİRGAİP B. , Dincergok B.

FINANCE RESEARCH LETTERS, vol.30, pp.130-138, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.frl.2019.03.036
  • Title of Journal : FINANCE RESEARCH LETTERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.130-138

Abstract

We examine the impact of economic policy uncertainty as measured by Baker et al. (2016) on share repurchase activity in the U.S. market. We employ panel analyses with 2258 firms between 1990 and 2017 using a quarterly dataset. Our findings reveal that firm managers tend to make less or no repurchases under high level of uncertainty in the economy.