Disaggregated Investment and Corporate Performance: Evidence from a Panel of UK Firms
In recent work, De Long and Summers find a dominant role for investment in equipment to explain growth-differences across countries, and reject the standard Solow growth model. However, Auerbach et al reject these results in the OECD subsample of advanced industrial countries. In a different approach, Oulton and O'Mahony also find little support for the special importance of equipment using UK industry data. With a panel of large UK firms, we find equipment investment plays a major role in sales and profit growth, while other investment has weak and only partially significant effects. These surprising results suggest a misallocation of investment and some tentative policy conclusions.
To our knowledge, this item is not available for
download. To find whether it is available, there are three
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
|Date of creation:||Oct 1994|
|Date of revision:|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: School of Economics and Finance, University of St. Andrews, Fife KY16 9AL|
Phone: 01334 462420
Fax: 01334 462438
Web page: http://crieff.wordpress.com/
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:san:crieff:9420. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (the School of Economics)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.