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A Note on Cross-Border Mergers and Investment

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  • Moore, Winston
  • Stephen, Jeremy

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The theoretical literature suggests that there should be a bi-directional relationship between investment and mergers. This essay uses homogenous and heterogeneous panel Granger causality tests to examine this hypothesis. The paper finds that in high-income countries, cross-border mergers tend to Granger cause investment, while in low- to middle-income countries, investment Granger causes mergers.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 21582.

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Date of creation: 29 Mar 2006
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:21582

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Keywords: Mergers; Investment; Causality; Panel Data;

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