Capital Flows with Debt- and Equity-Financed Investment-Equilibrium Structure and Efficiency Implications

Author/Editor:

Assaf Razin ; Chi-Wa Yuen ; Efraim Sadka

Publication Date:

November 1, 1998

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Summary:

This paper distinguishes between debt and equity flows in the presence of information asymmetry between the firm’s “insiders” and “outsiders” in a small open economy. It shows the inadequacy of capital investment because its scope is too narrow and the investment each firm makes is too little. An unconventional policy tool is proposed to correct the market failure: lump-sum subsidies to firms that choose to equity-finance their investments.

Series:

Working Paper No. 98/159

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 1, 1998

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451857641/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1591998

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

21

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