Economic Policy Uncertainty

A special issue of Journal of Risk and Financial Management (ISSN 1911-8074). This special issue belongs to the section "Economics and Finance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 August 2024 | Viewed by 94

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Jinghua Wang
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Guest Editor
Martin Tuchman School of Management, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ 07103, USA
Interests: financial economics; intersection of investment and FinTech; machine learning in finance; econometrics
Dr. Geoffrey Ngene
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Guest Editor
Stetson Hatcher School of Business, Mercer University at Macon, Macon, GA, USA
Interests: climate change; investor sentiment; macro-finance analysis
Dr. Yan Shi
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Guest Editor
College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, WI 53818, USA
Interests: data engineering; software verification; smart fault localization; machine learning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue focuses on the broad topic of “Economic Policy Uncertainty” (EPU) and its impact on financial markets. Uncertainty creates both opportunities and poses risks to financial markets. EPU emphasizes the uncertainty generated by economy-related policies, and has gathered significant attention. It has the potential to amplify and propagate the effects of substantial negative shocks (Baker et al. 2016). Financial markets face uncertainty from various sources, among which EPU has been a critical one.

The aim of this Special Issue is to explore the potential influence of EPU on the performance of financial markets. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: the connectedness between EPU and financial markets, the price volatility of financial assets, investment returns and risks, and climate change. Submissions addressing the intersection of EPU and FinTech (e.g., cryptocurrency, blockchain technologies) are particularly encouraged.


Baker, Scott R., Nicholas Bloom, and Steven J. Davis. 2016. Measuring economic policy uncertainty. The quarterly journal of economics 131: 1593-636.

Dr. Jinghua Wang
Dr. Geoffrey Ngene
Dr. Yan Shi
Guest Editors

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  • economic policy uncertainty
  • financial markets
  • asset volatility
  • investment
  • fintech
  • climate change

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