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Financing Constraints and Investment Decline in Mexico

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  • Talan B. Iscan

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    (Department of Economics, Dalhousie University)

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To what extent can financing constraints, which have been so central to foreign debt related explanations of investment decline in heavily indebted economies, account for low investment rates in Mexico after 1982? In order to investigate the implications of financing constraints hypothesis on investment decisions, this study employs a cost-of-adjustment model of investment and annual panel data of Mexican manufacturing industries covering the period 1970 to 1990. It is found that part of the debt crisis effects on investment, identified in the earlier literature, may be due to binding financing constraints in Mexico.

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Paper provided by Dalhousie, Department of Economics in its series Department of Economics at Dalhousie University working papers archive with number fdis98.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 10 Mar 1998
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Handle: RePEc:dal:wparch:fdis98

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Keywords: debt crisis; financing constraints; investment; Mexican manufacturing industry;

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  1. Comin, Diego & Loayza, Norman & Pasha, Farooq & Serven, Luis, 2009. "Medium-term business cycles in developing countries," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5146, The World Bank.

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