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Corporate Debt Maturity Choice in Emerging Financial Markets

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  • Stephan, Andreas

    () (Jönköping International Business School, DIW Berlin, CESIS Stockholm)

  • Talavera, Oleksandr

    (University of East Anglia)

  • Tsapin, Andriy

    (National University of Ostroh Academy)

Abstract

This paper investigates the determinants of liability maturity choice in emerging markets using a unique panel of 4,500 Ukrainian rms during the period 2000-2006. Our estimates conrm the importance of agency costs, liquidity, signaling, and taxes for the liability term structure of rms operating in a transition economy. Firm creditworthiness and access to long-term nancing at bond markets are the key drivers of corporate debt structure. This study provides strong evidence that constrained and unconstrained companies react dierently on liquidity risk and, hence, pursue diferent debt maturity strategies.

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  • Stephan, Andreas & Talavera, Oleksandr & Tsapin, Andriy, 2010. "Corporate Debt Maturity Choice in Emerging Financial Markets," JIBS Working Papers 2010-2, Jönköping International Business School.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhb:hjacfi:2010_002
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    Keywords

    debt maturity; capital structure; transition period; Ukraine.;

    JEL classification:

    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity

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