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Monetary Policy and Corporate Investment in France

  • Jean-Bernard Chatelain

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

  • Andre Tiomo

    (CREST - Centre de Recherche en Économie et Statistique - INSEE - École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Économique)

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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  1. Chatelain, Jean-Bernard, 2007. "Improving consistent moment selection procedures for generalized method of moments estimation," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 95(3), pages 380-385, June.
  2. Mojon, Benoit & Smets, Frank & Vermeulen, Philip, 2002. "Investment and monetary policy in the euro area," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 26(11), pages 2111-2129, November.
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  6. Jean-Bernard Chatelain, 2003. "Structural Modelling of Financial Constraints on Investment: Where Do We Stand?," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00112522, HAL.
  7. Donald W. K. Andrews, 1999. "Consistent Moment Selection Procedures for Generalized Method of Moments Estimation," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 67(3), pages 543-564, May.
  8. Stephen D. Oliner & Glenn D. Rudebusch, 1994. "Is there a broad credit channel for monetary policy?," Working Paper Series / Economic Activity Section 146, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
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  10. Chatelain, Jean-Bernard & Teurlai, Jean-Christophe, 2006. "Euler investment equation, leverage and cash flow misspecification: An empirical analysis on a panel of French manufacturing firms," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 28(2), pages 361-374, June.
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  13. Elston, Julie, 1997. "A Comparison of Empirical Investment Equations using Company Panel Data for France, Germany, Belgium and the UK," Working Papers 981, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
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