Rangan Gupta is a Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Pretoria. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Connecticut, USA. He conducts research in the fields of macroeconomics and financial economics. His research has appeared in high impact factor international journals such as International Journal of Forecasting, International Review of Financial Analysis, International Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Journal of Macroeconomics, Economic Modelling, Emerging Markets Review, Journal of Forecasting, Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Energy, Resources Policy, Macroeconomic Dynamics.
In this paper, the authors extend the related literature by examining whether the information on the US–China trade war can be used to forecast the future path of Bitcoin returns, controlling for various explanatory variables.