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Investment Under Financial Constraints: Theory and Tests with West German Micro Data

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  • Michael Funke

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  • Wolf Maurer
  • Sikandar Siddiqui
  • Holger Strulik

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We present a microeconometric study of the impact of financial constraints on investment decisions of 755 quoted and unquoted West German firms over the period 1989 to 1994. The underlying theoretical model is based upon rational expectations and convex adjustment costs. The panel data estimates lead to the hypothesis that limited access to external financial funds can indeed restrain the growth of investment.

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  • Michael Funke & Wolf Maurer & Sikandar Siddiqui & Holger Strulik, 1998. "Investment Under Financial Constraints: Theory and Tests with West German Micro Data," Quantitative Macroeconomics Working Papers 19802, Hamburg University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ham:qmwops:19802
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    1. Klaus Abberger & Sascha Becker & Barbara Hofmann & Klaus Wohlrabe, 2007. "Mikrodaten im ifo Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung – Bestand, Verwendung und Zugang," AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv, Springer;Deutsche Statistische Gesellschaft - German Statistical Society, vol. 1(1), pages 27-42, June.

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    Keywords

    Investment; Panel Data; Financing Policy;

    JEL classification:

    • D92 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Intertemporal Firm Choice, Investment, Capacity, and Financing
    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill

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