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Capital Inflows, Equity Issuance Activity, and Corporate Investment

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  • Charles W. Calomiris

    () (Columbia Business School, Hoover Institution, and NBER)

  • Mauricio Larrain

    () (Universidad Catolica de Chile School of Management and Financial Market Commission of Chile)

  • Sergio L. Schmukler

    () (World Bank Research Department)

Abstract

This paper uses issuance-level data to study how equity capital inflows that enter emerging market economies affect equity issuance and corporate investment. It shows that foreign inflows are strongly correlated with country-level issuance. The relation especially reflects the behavior of large firms. To identify supply-side shocks, capital inflows into each country are instrumented with exogenous changes in other countries’ attractiveness to foreign investors. Shifts in the supply of foreign capital are important drivers of increased equity inflows. Instrumented contemporaneous and lagged capital inflows lead large firms to raise new equity, which they use to fund investment.

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  • Charles W. Calomiris & Mauricio Larrain & Sergio L. Schmukler, 2019. "Capital Inflows, Equity Issuance Activity, and Corporate Investment," Mo.Fi.R. Working Papers 156, Money and Finance Research group (Mo.Fi.R.) - Univ. Politecnica Marche - Dept. Economic and Social Sciences.
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    1. Ramon Moreno & José María Serena Garralda, 2018. "Firms' credit risk and the onshore transmission of the global financial cycle," BIS Working Papers 712, Bank for International Settlements.

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    Keywords

    capital flows; corporate financing; emerging markets; domestic investors; foreign investors; use of funds;

    JEL classification:

    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements
    • F65 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization - - - Finance
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • G31 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Capital Budgeting; Fixed Investment and Inventory Studies

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