Proceedings of the 2018 3rd International Conference on Education, E-learning and Management Technology (EEMT 2018)

Economic Policy Uncertainty and Firms’ Cash Dividend Policies

Authors
Qiu-Min Liu, Chi-Chuan Lee, Ruyu Zhang
Corresponding Author
Ruyu Zhang
Available Online December 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iceemt-18.2018.100How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Economic policy uncertainty; dividend distribution decision; economic development; financial decision
Abstract
This paper adopted China’s Economic Policy Uncertainty (EPU) compiled by Baker et al. (2016) to study the impact of uncertainty and other factors on the dividend decision of listed companies, from the macro and micro perspectives. Empirical analysis was performed by the fixed effects model. It was found that the rise of economic policy uncertainty and the economic depression will inhibit corporate dividend distribution, and that equity concentration is significantly positively correlated with the level of corporate dividend payout in China. This paper extended on the study of policy uncertainty on corporate dividend distribution behavior, and concluded that the government should formulate transparent and stable economic policies, reduce the negative impact of uncertainty on enterprises, so as to promote the development of real economy.
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Proceedings
2018 3rd International Conference on Education, E-learning and Management Technology (EEMT 2018)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
December 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-624-2
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iceemt-18.2018.100How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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