Take Action

Home | Faculty & Research Overview | Research

Research Details

International Evidence on Investment and Fundamentals, European Economic Review

Abstract

If a firm's costs of installing capital are not quadratic, then its optimal investment is not a linear function of fundamentals, such as the returns and costs of capital. This study specifies a model in which a firm may face fixed, linear, and convex costs of investing, and estimates the resulting investment function using firm-level data from 11 countries. The evidence suggests important nonlinearities, consistent with the presence of fixed or other non-quadratic costs, in the relationship between investment and fundamentals for most countries. These findings are statistically signficant at the level of the firm, and economically significant when aggregated by country.

Type

Article

Author(s)

Janice C. Eberly

Date Published

1997

Citations

Eberly, C. Janice. 1997. International Evidence on Investment and Fundamentals. European Economic Review. 75(2): 1055-1078.

KELLOGG INSIGHT

Explore leading research and ideas

Find articles, podcast episodes, and videos that spark ideas in lifelong learners, and inspire those looking to advance in their careers.
learn more

COURSE CATALOG

Review Courses & Schedules

Access information about specific courses and their schedules by viewing the interactive course scheduler tool.
LEARN MORE

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Discover the path to your goals

Whether you choose our Full-Time, Part-Time or Executive MBA program, you’ll enjoy the same unparalleled education, exceptional faculty and distinctive culture.
learn more

Take Action