Conditional Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivities and Financing Constraints
AbstractWe study the sensitivity of investment to cash flow conditional on measures of q in an adjustment costs framework with costly external …nance. We present a benchmark model in which this conditional investment-cash flow sensitivity increases monotonically with the cost premium for external …- finance, for …firms in a fi…nancially constrained regime. Using simulated data, we show that this pattern is found in linear regressions that relate invest- ment rates to measures of both cash flow and average q. We also derive a structural equation for investment from the …first order conditions of our model, and show that this can be estimated directly.
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Investment; cash flow; …financing constraints.;
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- Stephen R. Bond & Måns Söderbom, 2013. "Conditional Investment–Cash Flow Sensitivities And Financing Constraints," Journal of the European Economic Association, European Economic Association, vol. 11(1), pages 112-136, 02.
- D92 - Microeconomics - - Intertemporal Choice and Growth - - - Intertemporal Firm Choice and Growth, Financing, Investment, and Capacity
- E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Capital; Investment; Capacity
- G31 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Capital Budgeting; Fixed Investment and Inventory Studies
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