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Inflation and Capital Structure

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  • Jose Noguera

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This essay is a contribution to the empirical literature on the effect of inflation tax on capital structure. A simple empirical model considering the main results of the current theoretical development is studied, using microdata from a number of American corporations.

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  • Jose Noguera, 2001. "Inflation and Capital Structure," Finance 0111001, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpfi:0111001
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    1. Sakshi Khanna & Amit Srivastava & Yajulu Medury, 2015. "The Effect of Macroeconomic Variables on the Capital Structure Decisions of Indian Firms: A Vector Error Correction Model/Vector Autoregressive Approach," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 5(4), pages 968-978.

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    Keywords

    inflation tax; capital structure; firm value; debt-capital ratio;

    JEL classification:

    • G3 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance
    • G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill

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