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Monetary Policy and Corporate Investment in France

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  • Jean-Bernard Chatelain

    () (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)

  • Andre Tiomo

    (CREST - Centre de Recherche en Économie et Statistique - ENSAI - Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Analyse de l'Information [Bruz] - X - École polytechnique - ENSAE ParisTech - École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Économique)

Abstract

Using a large panel of 6946 French manufacturing firms, this paper investigates the effect of sales, of the cost of capital and of liquidity constraint variables (cash flow or cash stock) on the stock of capital from 1990 to 1999. The user cost elasticity is at the most 0.26 in absolute terms for all the firms of the sample. Three groups of firms representing around 20 per cent of the sample (firms facing a high risk of bankruptcy, firms belonging to the capital goods sector, firms making extensive use of trade credit) are more sensitive to cash flow. Risky firms are less sensitive to sales, when cash stock replaces cash flow. Simulations following shocks of interest rate (related to monetary policy shocks), provides short run contemporaneous elasticities of investment with respect to interest rate through the user cost and through debt repayments taken into account in cash flow.

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  • Jean-Bernard Chatelain & Andre Tiomo, 2003. "Monetary Policy and Corporate Investment in France," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00112523, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:halshs-00112523
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    1. Eleni Iliopulos & Thepthida Sopraseuth, 2012. "L'intermédiation financière dans l'analyse macroéconomique : le défi de la crise," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 451(1), pages 91-130.
    2. Ignazio Angeloni & Anil K. Kashyap & Benoit Mojon & Daniele Terlizzese, 2003. "Monetary Transmission in the Euro Area: Does the Interest Rate Channel Explain it All?," NBER Working Papers 9984, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    3. Jesús Botero & Andrés Ramírez Hassan & Diana Gutiérrez, 2011. "La transmisión de la política monetaria en Colombia: la inversión," DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO CIEF 011107, UNIVERSIDAD EAFIT.

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