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The Impact of US-CN Audit Agreement on US-listed Chinese Companies and Its US Peers

Yinuo Zhang * 1 , Yang Chen 2 , Zirui Wang 3 , Jiayi Gong 4
1 Washington University in St. Louis
2 Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
3 University of Nottingham Ningbo
4 The Chinese University of Hong Kong

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Advances in Economics, Management and Political Sciences, Vol. 20, 47-56
Published 13 September 2023. © 13 September 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
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Citation Yinuo Zhang, Yang Chen, Zirui Wang, Jiayi Gong. The Impact of US-CN Audit Agreement on US-listed Chinese Companies and Its US Peers. AEMPS (2023) Vol. 20: 47-56. DOI: 10.54254/2754-1169/20/20230171.

Abstract

This paper examines the US-CN Audit Agreement’s influences on investors’ reactions towards US-listed Chinese companies and the potential spillover effect on US domestic listed companies with the same auditors that Chinese companies have. The sample consists of 282 Chinese US-listed companies and 3986 U.S. companies with the same auditors as those Chinese companies. We then compare the average stock return of U.S.-listed Chinese companies and the U.S. companies based on the sample period for the stock return data begins from July 27, 2022, to Aug 29, 2022. By using T-test separately, we found that U.S. companies have higher average stock returns in the previous 21-days period, and in the 3-day announcement window, the difference in stock returns between U.S.-listed Chinese companies and U.S. companies is not material. Therefore, we document that although investors become so alarmed by the publication of the US-China Audit Agreement that stock returns suffer. As a result, the success of US-China audit cooperation will increase investor confidence and help Chinese companies' stock returns and mitigate the negative effects.

Keywords

US-CN audit agreement, stock return, spillover effect, binding hypothesis

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2023 International Conference on Management Research and Economic Development
ISBN (Print)
978-1-915371-83-6
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Published Date
13 September 2023
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Advances in Economics, Management and Political Sciences
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2754-1169
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DOI
10.54254/2754-1169/20/20230171
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