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A Note on Cross-Border Mergers and Investment

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  • Moore, Winston
  • Stephen, Jeremy

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The theoretical literature suggests that there should be a bi-directional relationship between investment and mergers. This essay uses homogenous and heterogeneous panel Granger causality tests to examine this hypothesis. The paper finds that in high-income countries, cross-border mergers tend to Granger cause investment, while in low- to middle-income countries, investment Granger causes mergers.

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  • Moore, Winston & Stephen, Jeremy, 2006. "A Note on Cross-Border Mergers and Investment," MPRA Paper 21582, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:21582
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    Keywords

    Mergers; Investment; Causality; Panel Data;

    JEL classification:

    • 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
    • G34 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance

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