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Stock market liquidity, family ownership, and capital structure choices in an emerging country

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This study examines the impact of equity liquidity and family ownership on capital structure decisions in an emerging market context. Using univariate analysis, I find a positive relationship between liquidity and leverage. Further, this study uses multivariate panel regression analysis with firm clustering, and controls for other variables. Contrary to studies on U.S. firms, I find insignificant empirical evidence that stock liquidity increases leverage for Egyptian firms. Moreover, evidence shows a significant positive relationship between family ownership and leverage. These results hold when employing the instrumental variables approach and estimating two-stage least Squares regressions to control for the endogeneity problem.

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  • ElBannan, Mona A., 2017. "Stock market liquidity, family ownership, and capital structure choices in an emerging country," Emerging Markets Review, Elsevier, vol. 33(C), pages 201-231.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ememar:v:33:y:2017:i:c:p:201-231
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ememar.2017.11.001
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