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Financial Constraints and the Response of Business Investment to Monetary Policy Shocks


In this study I investigate what impact monetary policy shocks have on firms’ fixed investment, the less liquid portion of gross investment that requires more planning. I account for firms facing financial constraints firms by utilizing a common measure of asset size, which is used in previous literature. I use two exogenous, continuous series of monetary policy shocks to show that constrained firms have statistically different responses to policy than unconstrained firms. Specifically, I find that constrained firms’ fixed investment significantly responds more to monetary policy shocks than unconstrained firms.

Częstotliwość wydawania:
3 razy w roku
Dziedziny czasopisma:
Business and Economics, Business Management, other