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Internal finance and corporate investment: Belgian evidence with panel data

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  • Barran, Fernando
  • Peeters, Marga

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In this paper the corporate investment decision under financial restrictions is investigated with Belgian firm data from 1984 to 1992. An investment Euler equation is derived from a dynamic optimization model with debt ceilings and an elastic credit supply. The model is estimated by GMM for different firm groups. An important aspect is that the sample is split according to a firm’s association with coordination centers. These centers have become the major external funding source of corporate investment in Belgium since 1986. The estimation results show the dependence of corporate investment on financial factors, both for non-coordination center as well as coordination center firms.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 28504.

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Keywords: Investment; corporate; financial; financial restrictions; coordination centers; panel; GMM;

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  1. Butzen, Paul & Fuss, Catherine & Vermeulen, Philip, 2001. "The interest rate and credit channel in Belgium: an investigation with micro-level firm data," Working Paper Series 0107, European Central Bank.
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  3. Kakes, Jan, 1998. "Monetary transmission and business cycle asymmetry," Research Report 98C36, University of Groningen, Research Institute SOM (Systems, Organisations and Management).
  4. Marga PEETERS, 2001. "Does Demand and Price Uncertainty affect Belgian and Spanish Corporate Investment?," Discussion Papers (REL - Recherches Economiques de Louvain) 2001031, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
  5. Jean-Christophe Teurlai, 2003. "Investissement corporel et coût du financement externe : identification de différents régimes et rôle du crédit-bail," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 157(1), pages 51-70.
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  7. Jean-Bernard Chatelain, 2003. "Structural Modelling of Financial Constraints on Investment: Where Do We Stand?," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00112522, HAL.
  8. Chatelain, Jean-Bernard & Teurlai, Jean-Christophe, 2001. "Pitfalls in investment Euler equations," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 18(2), pages 159-179, April.

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