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Financial Factors and Investment in Belgium, France, Germany and the UK: A Comparison using Company Panel Data.

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We construct company panel datasets for manufacturing firms in Belgium, France, Germany and the UK, covering the period 1978-89. These datasets are used to estimate a range of empirical investment equations, and to investigate the role played by financial factors in each country. A robust finding is that cash flow or profits terms appear to be both statistically and quantitatively more significant in the UK than in the three continental European countries. This is consistent with the suggesti...

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Stephen Bond More by this author
Julie Elston More by this author
Jacques Mairesse More by this author
Benoit Mulkay More by this author
Volume:
5900
Series:
NBER Working Paper Series
Publication date:
1997
URN:
uuid:2b791c8b-e2c0-4984-9825-8441417fb40a
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14553
Language:
English

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