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Non-linearity in the determinants of capital structure: evidence from UK firms

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  • Bassam Fattouh

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  • Laurence Harris
  • Pasquale Scaramozzino

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  • Bassam Fattouh & Laurence Harris & Pasquale Scaramozzino, 2008. "Non-linearity in the determinants of capital structure: evidence from UK firms," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 34(3), pages 417-438, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:34:y:2008:i:3:p:417-438
    DOI: 10.1007/s00181-007-0128-3
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    Keywords

    Capital structure; Quantile regression method; UK; G32; C29;

    JEL classification:

    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • C29 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Other

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