Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 38, Pages: 1-6
Hafezali Iqbal Hussain1*, Mohd Farid Shamsudin1 , Noor H Jabarullah2 , MiladAbdelnabiSalem3 and Fekri Ali Shawtari1
1 Universiti Kuala Lumpur Business School, Malaysia; [email protected]
2 ICOLE –Univerisiti Kuala Lumpur – British Malaysia Institute, Malaysia
3 Ahmed Bin Mohammed Military College, Qatar
*Author for correspondence
Hafezali Iqbal Hussain
Universiti Kuala Lumpur Business School
Email: [email protected]
Our paper estimates the speed of moment adjustment based on the first difference of the lead (t+1) leverage levels (actual lead) and lag (t-1) leverage levels (actual lag) to the first difference of simulated lead (target) leverage levels and lag levels (actual lag leverage) for firm level data. We introduce an intrinsic limitation (financial constraints) to the model to test the impact on speed of adjustment and distance reduction. We find that financial constraints have a statistically and economically significant impact on rate of adjustment and distance reduction to target leverage levels.
Keywords: Capital Structure, Financial Constraints, Financial Econometrics, Speed of Adjustment, UK Firms
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