Capital Structure and Labour Demand: Investigations Using German Micro Data
The paper analyses the interaction between capital structure and employment decisions of firms. For this purpose, a theoretical model is developed in which a firm determines employment along an optimal path taking into account financial considerations. The empirical analysis using West German micro data proves that a negative relationship exists between employment and the debt-asset ratio of the firm. We also demonstrate that as real wages (sales) increase, employment decreases (increases).
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Volume (Year): 61 (1999)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
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