How do Industries Respond to Finance Specific Regulations?David Rodriguez*
Department of Finance, High Point University, United States
- *Corresponding Author:
- David Rodriguez
Department of Finance
High Point University
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date June 24, 2013; Accepted Date September 04, 2013; Published Date September 09, 2013
Citation: Rodriguez D (2013) How do Industries Respond to Finance Specific Regulations? Bus Eco J 4:079. doi:10.4172/2151-6219.1000079
Copyright: © 2013 Rodriguez D. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The immediate reaction of financial firms subject to the 2008 short sale ban has been examined in previous literature and showed largely positive reactions. This study examines the ban beyond just those firms subject to the ban and finds that reactions of the financial industry as a whole, and not just those firms that were subject to the ban, were not as clear and imply a lack of cohesion. Additionally, this study finds that the commonalities of those firms subject to the ban were, as suggested by media, minimal which implies that policy makers may not have produced the intended outcome. In an effort to elaborate on the potential of unintended outcomes an industry ripple analysis was completed and shows that particular sectors seem to follow the financial industry. Specifically, the finding is that capital intensive industries trended with the financial industry at the initial announcement. Understanding the interrelatedness amongst industries should assist in future policy implementations and business decisions.