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Capital Flows with Debt- and Equity-Financed Investment-Equilibrium Structure and Efficiency Implications

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  • Assaf Razin
  • Chi-Wa Yuen
  • Efraim Sadka

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This paper distinguishes between debt and equity flows in the presence of information asymmetry between the firm’s “insiders” and “outsiders” in a small open economy. It shows the inadequacy of capital investment because its scope is too narrow and the investment each firm makes is too little. An unconventional policy tool is proposed to correct the market failure: lump-sum subsidies to firms that choose to equity-finance their investments.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 98/159.

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Length: 21
Date of creation: 01 Nov 1998
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:98/159

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  1. Madiha Bashir & Attiya Yasmin Javid, 2014. "Financial Flows, External Capital Structure, Institutions and Economic Growth in Asian Developing Economies," PIDE-Working Papers 2014:108, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
  2. Lane, Philip R. & Milesi-Ferretti, Gian Maria, 2000. "External Capital Structure: Theory and Evidence," CEPR Discussion Papers 2583, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  3. Buch, Claudia M. & Heinrich, Ralph P. & Schertler, Andrea, 2003. "External and Internal Financial Structures in Europe: A Corporate Finance Perspective," EIFC - Technology and Finance Working Papers 19, United Nations University, Institute for New Technologies.

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