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Investment and Q in Spanish Manufacturing Firms

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  • Alonso-Borrego, Cesar
  • Bentolila, Samuel

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In this paper, the authors present estimates of Tobin's Q for a panel of Spanish firms over the period 1983-87 and test the Q theory of investment. The results are threefold. First, Q is significant in the investment equation but a variable proxying for liquidity constraints is also significant. Second, once those variables are included, sales are not significant. Third, the adjustment costs implied by the authors' estimated parameter are lower than those found in international empirical literature. Copyright 1994 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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Article provided by Department of Economics, University of Oxford in its journal Oxford Bulletin of Economics & Statistics.

Volume (Year): 56 (1994)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 49-65

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Handle: RePEc:bla:obuest:v:56:y:1994:i:1:p:49-65

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  2. Andrew Benito, 2003. "The capital structure decisions of firms: is there a pecking order?," Banco de Espa�a Working Papers 0310, Banco de Espa�a.
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  11. Buffie, Edward F. & Atolia, Manoj, 2012. "Resurrecting the weak credibility hypothesis in models of exchange-rate-based stabilization," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 56(3), pages 361-372.
  12. Forster, Katrin, 2005. "Stock Prices and Real Economic Activity Empirical Results for Germany," Research Notes 20, Deutsche Bank Research.
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