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The Role of Private and Public Debt in Corporate Capital Structures

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  • John C. Easterwood
  • Palani-Rajan Kadapakkam

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This paper examines the extent of reliance on private debt from 1980 through 1988 for a set of firms selected from Fortune 500 firms in 1980. The average firm in this set obtained more than half of its debt from private sources throughout the period, with a slight decline in the mid-1980's. Cross-sectional analysis reveals that a firm's reliance on private markets for debt financing is negatively related to the amount of outstanding long-term debt. Use of private debt is not linked to standard proxies for the potential for leverage-related costs for this group of firms.

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  • John C. Easterwood & Palani-Rajan Kadapakkam, 1991. "The Role of Private and Public Debt in Corporate Capital Structures," Financial Management, Financial Management Association, vol. 20(3), Fall.
  • Handle: RePEc:fma:fmanag:easterwood91
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