Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivities are not Valid Measures of Financing Constraints
AbstractKaplan and Zingales  provide both theoretical arguments and empirical evidence that investment-cash flow sensitivities are not good indicators of financing constraints. Fazzari, Hubbard and Petersen  criticize those findings. In this note, we explain how the Fazzari et al.  criticisms are either very supportive of the claims in Kaplan and Zingales  or incorrect. We conclude with a discussion of unanswered questions.
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- Steven N. Kaplan & Luigi Zingales, 2000. "Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivities Are Not Valid Measures Of Financing Constraints," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 115(2), pages 707-712, May.
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