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Does Market Timing Drive Capital Structure? Empirical Evidence from an Emerging Market

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  • Sibel ÇELÝK

    (Dumlupinar University, Banking and Finance Department, Kutahya, Turkey.)

  • Yasemin Deniz AKARIM

    (Dumlupinar University, Banking and Finance Department, Kutahya, Turkey.)

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to test how equity market timing affects capital structure from the perspective of IPO (Initial Public Offering) event in ISE for the period between 1999-2008. Our dataset comprises of all firms (75 firms) that went public from the period of January 1999 to December 2008 in Turkey that are available in ISE database. We analyse the market timing theory by applying cross sectional regression method. For this purpose, first, we test the impact of market timing on the amount of equity issued by IPO firms. Second we examine the impact of market timing on capital structure. We conclude that market timing theory is not valid for Turkey.

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  • Sibel ÇELÝK & Yasemin Deniz AKARIM, 2013. "Does Market Timing Drive Capital Structure? Empirical Evidence from an Emerging Market," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 3(1), pages 140-152.
  • Handle: RePEc:eco:journ1:2013-01-14
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    Keywords

    Capital Structure; Market Timing; IPO; Turkey;

    JEL classification:

    • G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill

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