Corporate capital structure and how soft budget constraints may affect it
Rizov, Marian (2008) Corporate capital structure and how soft budget constraints may affect it. Journal of Economic Surveys, 22 (4). pp. 648-684. ISSN 1467-6419
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This survey paper examines existing theories of capital structure and related empirical tests with the aim to derive theoretical as well empirically testable predictions about the implications of the soft budget constraint for corporate capital structure. We show that the soft budget constraint syndrome is relevant for a variety of institutional environments, from central planning to capitalist economic systems, and consider features of company financing patterns in various institutional contexts. Special attention is paid to emerging and transition economies where, with the development of financial markets, companies reduce their financial dependence on the state and begin to borrow from a variety of sources. However, due to the persistence of soft budget constraints, corporate capital structure in transition and emerging economies may still deviate significantly from the capital structure of companies operating under hard budget constraints.
|Research Areas:||Business School > Economics and International Development|
|Citations on ISI Web of Science:||2|
|Deposited On:||20 Feb 2009 13:32|
|Last Modified:||03 Mar 2014 08:52|
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