In a liquid financial market, investors are able to sell large blocks of assets without substantially changing the price. We document a steep drop in the liquidity of the Japanese stock market in the post-bubble period and a steep rise in liquidity risk. We find that, during Japan's deflationary period, firms with more liquid balance sheets were less exposed to stock market liquidity risk, while slowly growing firms were highly exposed to liquidity shocks. Also, aggregate liquidity had macroeconomic effects on aggregate demand through its effect on money demand.In measuring stock market liquidity, we closely follow Pastor and Stambaugha#39;s ( 2003) measure of United States equity market liquidity. ... Stahel (2004) finds that global liquidity shocks affect stock markets in both the United States and Japan.
|Title||:||Stock Market Liquidity and the Macroeconomy: Evidence from Japan|
|Author||:||Woon Gyu Choi, David Cook|
|Publisher||:||International Monetary Fund - 2005-01-01|