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Individual Stock Returns and Monetary Policy: Evidence from Japanese Data

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  • Masahiko Shibamoto
  • Minoru Tachibana

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type="main"> The present paper uses Japanese firm-level data to investigate the effects of monetary policy on stock. The main purpose of this paper is to examine whether monetary policy has heterogeneous effects on stock returns and whether such heterogeneity can be explained by existing theories of monetary transmission mechanisms. We find little evidence that the demand sides of the interest rate and balance sheet channels explain the heterogeneous effects of monetary policy. However, there is evidence that the supply sides of the interest rate and balance sheet channels, when measured by capital intensity, financial leverage and interest payment burden, can explain its heterogeneous effects.

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  • Masahiko Shibamoto & Minoru Tachibana, 2014. "Individual Stock Returns and Monetary Policy: Evidence from Japanese Data," The Japanese Economic Review, Japanese Economic Association, vol. 65(3), pages 375-396, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jecrev:v:65:y:2014:i:3:p:375-396
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    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

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