Graduation Year


Date of Submission


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Reader 1

Fan Yu

Reader 2

Anna Wenzel


This paper seeks to test the significance of the intradaily abnormal return of renewable energy, cannabis, and oil stocks in response to the January 2021 United States Senate runoff election in Georgia. Bloomberg was employed as the data source to provide intradaily market values which were converted to incremental returns. Nine firms were selected, three each from renewable energy, cannabis, and oil stocks. Each firm produced its cumulative abnormal return (CAR) and each industry had its own cross sectional average CAR. Cannabis saw a large increase in its CAR between January 5th and 6th which proved significant. Oil produced a relatively stagnant CAR that was also significant. Renewable energy produced a CAR that grew and behaved like cannabis’ but did not have any significance, perhaps due to external factors.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.