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Private investment and macroeconomic adjustment : an overview

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  • Serven, Luis
  • Solimano, Andres

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This paper reviews current investment theories, recent models linking macroeconomic policies and private investment, and the effect of uncertainty and credibility on irreversible investment decisions. Empirical studies on the subject are also reviewed, and the general implications of this literature for the design of growth-oriented adjustment programs are discussed.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 339.

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Date of creation: 31 Dec 1989
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Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:339

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Keywords: Economic Theory&Research; Environmental Economics&Policies; International Terrorism&Counterterrorism; Financial Intermediation; Banks&Banking Reform;

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  1. Pindyck, Robert S., 1986. "Irreversible investment, capacity choice, and the value of the firm," Working papers 1802-86., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management.
  2. van Wijnbergen, Sweder, 1983. "Credit policy, inflation and growth in a financially repressed economy," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 13(1-2), pages 45-65.
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Cited by:
  1. Yelena, Kalyuzhnova, 2011. "The National Fund of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NFRK): From accumulation to stress-test to global future," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 39(10), pages 6650-6657, October.
  2. Shafik, Nemat, 1990. "Modeling investment behavior in developing countries : an application to Egypt," Policy Research Working Paper Series 452, The World Bank.
  3. Ghiath Shabsigh & Nadeem Ilahi, 2007. "Looking Beyond the Fiscal," IMF Working Papers 07/96, International Monetary Fund.
  4. Raffinot, Marc, 1998. "Soutenabilité de la dette extérieure. De la théorie aux modèles d'évaluation pour les pays à faible revenu," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/5148, Paris Dauphine University.
  5. Chhibber, Ajay & Shafik, Nemat, 1990. "Does devaluation hurt private investment? The Indonesian case," Policy Research Working Paper Series 418, The World Bank.

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