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Capital Flows with Debt- and Equity-Financed Investment-Equilibrium Structure and Efficiency Implications

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  • Assaf Razin
  • Chi-Wa Yuen
  • Efraim Sadka

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This paper distinguishes between debt and equity flows in the presence of information asymmetry between the firm’s “insiders” and “outsiders” in a small open economy. It shows the inadequacy of capital investment because its scope is too narrow and the investment each firm makes is too little. An unconventional policy tool is proposed to correct the market failure: lump-sum subsidies to firms that choose to equity-finance their investments.

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  • Assaf Razin & Chi-Wa Yuen & Efraim Sadka, 1998. "Capital Flows with Debt- and Equity-Financed Investment-Equilibrium Structure and Efficiency Implications," IMF Working Papers 98/159, International Monetary Fund.
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    1. Philip R. Lane & Gian M Milesi-Ferretti, 2000. "External Capital Structure; Theory and Evidence," IMF Working Papers 00/152, International Monetary Fund.
    2. Al-Jarhi, Mabid, 2016. "An economic theory of Islamic finance," MPRA Paper 72698, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Madiha Bashir & Attiya Yasmin Javid, 2014. "Financial Flows, External Capital Structure, Institutions and Economic Growth in Asian Developing Economies," PIDE-Working Papers 2014:108, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.

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