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On the real effects of financial pressure: Evidence from euro area firm-level employment during the recent financial crisis

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  • Filipa Fernandes
  • Alexandros Kontonikas
  • Serafeim Tsoukas

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Using a large panel of unquoted euro-area firms over the period 2003-11, this paper examines the impact of financial pressure on firms’ employment. The analysis finds evidence that financial pressure negatively affects firms’ employment decisions. This effect is stronger during the 2007-2009 financial crisis, especially for firms in the periph-ery area compared to their counterparts in the core European economies. We also find that impact of financial pressure on employment is more potent for firms classified as financially constrained and operating in periphery economies during the financial crisis.

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  • Filipa Fernandes & Alexandros Kontonikas & Serafeim Tsoukas, 2014. "On the real effects of financial pressure: Evidence from euro area firm-level employment during the recent financial crisis," Working Papers 2014_09, Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow.
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    Keywords

    Financial pressure; Firm employment; Euro area; Financial crisis;
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    JEL classification:

    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
    • D22 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises

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