Sectoral Effects of Monetary Policy: The Evidence from Publicly Traded Firms Academic Article uri icon


  • This article examines the impact of monetary policy on net sales of publicly traded firms in various sectors of the U.S. economy. We find that monetary policy has a heterogeneous effect on firms in different industries, with the strongest effect on firms in Retail and Wholesaling. Balance sheet characteristics, especially size, influence the impact of policy. Larger firms in several industries are able to mitigate the effect of policy. We find mixed results for firms' working capital, short-term debt ratio, and leverage ratio with respect to the operation of the credit channel of monetary transmission mechanism. Southern Economic Association, 2013.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Jansen, D. W., Kishan, R. P., & Vacaflores, D. E.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Jansen, Dennis W||Kishan, Ruby P||Vacaflores, Diego E

publication date

  • April 2013