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A Methodological Note on Measuring the Functional Efficiency of Capital Markets

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  • Eklund, Johan E

    () (JIBS and CESIS)

  • Desai, Sameeksha

    () (Max Planck Institute of Economics)

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We apply the accelerator principle to measure the functional efficiency of capital markets. We estimate the elasticity of capital with respect to output using a panel of firms across 44 countries, and compare the results with existing approaches. Furthermore, we correlate our measure with corporate governance institutions.

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  • Eklund, Johan E & Desai, Sameeksha, 2008. "A Methodological Note on Measuring the Functional Efficiency of Capital Markets," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 132, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.
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    Keywords

    Allocation of capital; accelerator principle; functional efficiency;

    JEL classification:

    • C00 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - General
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • P00 - Economic Systems - - General - - - General

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