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Conditional Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivities and Financing Constraints

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  • Bond, Stephen R.

    (Nuffield College, Department of Economics and Centre for Business Taxation, University of Oxford, UK and Institute for Fiscal Studies)

  • Söderbom, Måns

    (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)

Abstract

We study the sensitivity of investment to cash flow conditional on measures of q in an adjustment costs framework with costly external …nance. We present a benchmark model in which this conditional investment-cash flow sensitivity increases monotonically with the cost premium for external …- finance, for …firms in a fi…nancially constrained regime. Using simulated data, we show that this pattern is found in linear regressions that relate invest- ment rates to measures of both cash flow and average q. We also derive a structural equation for investment from the …first order conditions of our model, and show that this can be estimated directly.

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  • Bond, Stephen R. & Söderbom, Måns, 2010. "Conditional Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivities and Financing Constraints," Working Papers in Economics 448, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Investment; cash flow; …financing constraints.;
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    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
    • G31 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Capital Budgeting; Fixed Investment and Inventory Studies

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