Does stock market performance affect the government satisfaction rating in the UK?


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ŞEN S. , DONDURAN M.

EMPIRICAL ECONOMICS, cilt.53, ss.999-1009, 2017 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 53 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00181-016-1156-7
  • Dergi Adı: EMPIRICAL ECONOMICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.999-1009

Özet

In this study, we attempt to answer the question of whether stock market performance affects the government satisfaction rating in the long run in a sample period spanning 1984:Q1 to 2013:Q2 in the UK. We examine both the equilibrium relationship and the causality relationship between stock market performance and government satisfaction rating. The results indicate that the voters are sensitive to the economic shocks and hold responsible for the government. The empirical results confirm the responsibility hypothesis.

In this study, we attempt to answer the question of whether stock market performance affects the government satisfaction rating in the long run in a sample period spanning 1984:Q1 to 2013:Q2 in the UK. We examine both the equilibrium relationship and the causality relationship between stock market performance and government satisfaction rating. The results indicate that the voters are sensitive to the economic shocks and hold responsible for the government. The empirical results confirm the responsibility hypothesis.