The impact of economic policy uncertainty on the profitability of China’s listed export enterprises


  • Liping Zheng Finance and Economics College, Jimei University, Xiamen, China



Economic Policy Uncertainty, Profitability, Foreign Trade


Based on the empirical data of 6110 listed export companies in China from 2010 to 2019, this paper studies the impact of China's economic policy uncertainty (EPU) index on the profitability of listed companies from the specific perspective of export companies, and analyzes the moderating effects of different factors on this impact. The results show that China's EPU index has a significant negative impact on the profitability of listed export companies, and the increase in R&D investment and wage returns will aggravate this negative impact. In addition, listed export enterprises with different enterprise characteristics have different responses to EPU. State-owned enterprises and enterprises located in coastal areas are relatively less negatively affected by EPU.


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How to Cite

Zheng, L. (2023). The impact of economic policy uncertainty on the profitability of China’s listed export enterprises. Financial Economics Letters, 1(1), 29–36.