Article Information
Journal: Business and Economics Research Journal
Title of Article: Effect of the Political Risk on Capital Asset Valuation in Financial Markets:
The Case of Turkey
Author(s): Cengiz Toraman, Merve Tuncay
Volume: 8
Number: 3
Year: 2017
Page: 413-432
ISSN: 1309-2448
DOI Number: 10.20409/berj.2017.58
Recent political events and the subsequent movements in financial markets both in the developing and the developed countries raise the instincts regarding the interaction of political risks and financial markets and increase the importance of understanding the behavior of financial markets against political risks. Therefore the purpose of this study is to explain the impact of political risks on the returns of securities traded on capital markets in Turkey in the framework of Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). The relation between the monthly returns of 47 companies’ assets being traded on Borsa Istanbul and the political risks in Turkey between the years of 1997 and 2013 is examined in the study. Results of the analysis held by two-step regression method represent that there exists a positive and linear relation between beta and expected return. On the other hand, it is found that 4 out of 12 political risk factors, in other words internal conflict, external conflict, government stability and military in politics have a significant impact on expected return. Contrary to the other three risk factors, only the risk of government stability is found to be positively affecting asset returns.

Keywords: Political Risk, Borsa Istanbul, Capital Asset Pricing Model, Financial Markets, E-views

JEL Classification: C31, C32, E44, G11, G12, P48

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