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Mark-up and capital structure of the firm facing uncertainty


  • Chatelain, Jean-Bernard


This note shows that, with pre-set price and capital decisions of firms facing uncertainty and financial market imperfections, price, mark up and the expected degree of capacity utilization (resp. capital) decreases (resp. increases) with the firm internal net worth.
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  • Chatelain, Jean-Bernard, 2001. "Mark-up and capital structure of the firm facing uncertainty," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 74(1), pages 99-105, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:74:y:2001:i:1:p:99-105

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    1. Jean-Bernard Chatelain, 2010. "The Profit-Investment-Unemployment Nexus And Capacity Utilization In A Stock-Flow Consistent Model," Metroeconomica, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 61(3), pages 454-472, July.
    2. Chatelain, Jean-Bernard & Ralf, Kirsten & Amable, Bruno, 2010. "Patents as Collateral," EconStor Open Access Articles, ZBW - German National Library of Economics, pages 1094-1104.

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    JEL classification:

    • D42 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Monopoly
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • 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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