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Pitfalls in Investment Euler Equations

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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)

  • Jean-Christophe Teurlai

    (Centre de recherche de la Banque de France - Banque de France)

Abstract

This paper investigates three pitfalls concerning the test of the Euler equation facing quadratic adjustment costs and perfect capital markets on a large balanced panel data of 4025 French firms. First, the quadratic parameterization of adjustment costs is too restrictive, and power series approximations of adjustment costs are tested. Second, we isolate firms whose optimal Euler condition is not altered even in the presence of fixed adjustment costs. Third, we identify instruments which contribute to model failure via standard GMM tests. These methods point out that financial instruments contribute to reject strongly the standard model, which shows that it is misspecified.

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  • Jean-Bernard Chatelain & Jean-Christophe Teurlai, 2001. "Pitfalls in Investment Euler Equations," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00432130, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:halshs-00432130
    DOI: 10.1016/S0264-9993(00)00033-X
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    Keywords

    Investment; Adjustment costs; Financial constraints; Generalized method of moments; Euler Equation; Exogeneity Test; Panel Data;

    JEL classification:

    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • D92 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Intertemporal Firm Choice, Investment, Capacity, and Financing

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