Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/83574
Authors: 
Kátay, Gábor
Wolf, Zoltán
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
MNB Working Paper 2004/12
Abstract: 
In this paper we investigate corporate investment behavior using a large panel of Hungarian firms between 1993 and 2002. The standard neoclassifical framework is used to derive empirically feasible specifications, however, several other issues beyond the scope of the framework are also addressed. We draw on the line of research carried out previously in the Eurosystem Monetary Transmission Network (EMTN). Our results are, by and large, similar to those obtained within the EMTN. Namely, the effect of user cost changes on investment is significant and robust across several specifications providing strong evidence against simple sales-accelerator models of investment. Firms' cash-flow proved to be a significant determinant of corporate investment, which suggests that financial variables do matter for firms.
Subjects: 
investment
monetary transmission
user cost of capital
credit channel
panel data
JEL: 
C23
D21
D92
E22
E50
ISBN: 
9639383589
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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