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To Buy or Not to Buy? Uncertainty, Irreversibility and Heterogeneous Investment Dynamics in Italian Company Data

To Buy or Not to Buy? Uncertainty, Irreversibility and Heterogeneous Investment Dynamics in Italian Company Data »

Source: To Buy or Not to Buy? Uncertainty, Irreversibility and Heterogeneous Investment Dynamics in Italian Company Data

Volume/Issue: 2004/104

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Domenico Lombardi , and Stephen Bond

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2004

ISBN: 9781451948011

Keywords: Real Options, Panel Data, capital stock, survey, equations, measure of uncertainty, cost of capital, Intertemporal Firm Choice and Growth, Investment, or Financing

This study tests for the presence of real options effects induced by uncertainty and (partial) irreversibility on fixed capital investment using Italian company data. The approach recognizes that firm-level investm...

Domestic Investment and the Cost of Capital in the Caribbean

Domestic Investment and the Cost of Capital in the Caribbean »

Source: Domestic Investment and the Cost of Capital in the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2006/152

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shaun Roache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451864120

Keywords: capital stock, public investment, capital goods, capital formation, Business Taxes and Subsidies including sales and value-added (VAT), Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: Firm,

Investment-to-GDP ratios across the Caribbean tend to be relatively high. In many countries, these ratios have been trending higher since the mid-1990s, largely reflecting public investment and foreign direct inves...

To Bet or Not to Bet

To Bet or Not to Bet »

Source: To Bet or Not to Bet : Copper Price Uncertainty and Investment in Chile

Volume/Issue: 2016/218

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fabio Comelli , and Esther Perez Ruiz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 November 2016

ISBN: 9781475553598

Keywords: Investment, Exchange rates, Chile, Chile, Copper, Commodity prices, Vector autoregression, Options, copper price, exchange rate

A strand of research documents Chile's copper dependence hence significant exposure to terms of trade shocks. Copper prices' sharp decline and forecast uncertainty since the end of the commodity super-cycle has rek...

Statistical Treatment of Accrual of Intereston Debt Securities

Statistical Treatment of Accrual of Intereston Debt Securities »

Source: Statistical Treatment of Accrual of Intereston Debt Securities

Volume/Issue: 2001/132

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chris Wright , and John Joisce

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451855388

Keywords: accrual, fair value, market price, bond, present value, accounting standards, government finance, Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions

When new international statistical standards were published in 1993, one of the major changes to the recommended presentation of the system of national accounts and the balance of payments was the adoption of accru...

Financial Frictions and Stimulative Effects of Temporary Corporate Tax Cuts1

Financial Frictions and Stimulative Effects of Temporary Corporate Tax Cuts1 »

Source: Financial Frictions and Stimulative Effects of Temporary Corporate Tax Cuts

Volume/Issue: 2019/97

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): William Gbohoui , and Rui Castro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498300889

Keywords: Tax revenue, Business cycles, Flow of funds, Interest rate determination, Corporate income taxes, Corporate Tax Policy, Financing Frictions, Investment Dynamics, Fiscal Policy Multipliers, Firm Heterogeneity.

This paper uses an industry equilibrium model where some firms are financially constrained to quantify the effects of a transitory corporate tax cut funded by a future tax increase on the U.S. economy. It finds tha...

Ambiguity, Transparency, and Institutional Strength

Ambiguity, Transparency, and Institutional Strength »

Source: Ambiguity, Transparency, and Institutional Strength

Volume/Issue: 2004/115

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): S. Erbas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2004

ISBN: 9781451853896

Keywords: risk, Knightian uncertainty, vertical and horizontal integration, institutions, probability, probabilities, investors, investment decisions, expected value, Analysis of Collective Decision-Making: General

Institutional transparency makes future contingencies more easily predictable for investors. Greater transparency can be achieved through vertical and horizontal integration of policy rules, which may result in low...

Clusters As a Driving Engine for FDI

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Source: Clusters As a Driving Engine for FDI

Volume/Issue: 2005/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Etienne Yehoue

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2005

ISBN: 9781451862126

Keywords: Clusters, backward and forward linkages, FDI, policy reforms, foreign investors, investors, foreign investment, foreign investor, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, International Factor Movements and International Business: General

This paper develops a model that highlights the importance of clusters for attracting foreign direct investment. It shows from a game theoretical perspective how the combination of setting up a cluster and implemen...

Risk Instability and the Pattern of Foreign Direct Investment in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Risk Instability and the Pattern of Foreign Direct Investment in the Middle East and North Africa Region »

Volume/Issue: 2004/139

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451856071.001

ISBN: 9781451856071

Keywords: Multinational firms, MENA countries, fdi, investment risk, direct investment

This paper demonstrates that instability associated with investment risk is critical in explaining the level of foreign direct investment for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries, which generally have...

Republic of Estonia
			: Selected Issues

Republic of Estonia : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2009/85

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 March 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451812541.002

ISBN: 9781451812541

Keywords: financing constraints, investment, financial constraints, firm size, productivity growth

This Selected Issues paper focuses on financing constraints and productivity in Estonia. The paper examines two questions: (1) is there evidence of financing constraints among Estonian firms; and (2) have financing...

Foreign Direct Investment

Foreign Direct Investment »

Volume/Issue: 1990/63

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1990

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451963519.001

ISBN: 9781451963519

Keywords: direct investment, foreign direct investment, foreign investment, multinational firms, host country

This paper summarizes the theory and empirical evidence on the determinants of foreign direct investment. These determinants include expected relative rates of return, risk diversification, market size, technologic...