Investment, finance and the business cycle: Evidence from the Dutch manufacturing sector
AbstractIn this paper we analyse the impact of profits on investment using data of the Dutch manufacturing sector in a simple Kaleckian investment model. Profits and capacity determine the level of investment. The empirical analysis with this "non-mainstream" model confirms conclusions drawn in the context of financial accelerator models. The impact of profits on investment is countercyclical. Apparently, entrepreneurs primarily use public capital markets as a source of funds in booming periods.
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Date of creation: Apr 1995
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firm profits; investment; business cycles;
Other versions of this item:
- van Ees, Hans & Kuper, Gerard H & Sterken, Elmer, 1997. "Investment, Finance and the Business Cycle: Evidence from the Dutch Manufacturing Sector," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 21(3), pages 395-407, May.
- E12 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Keynes; Keynesian; Post-Keynesian
- E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Capital; Investment; Capacity
- E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
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