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Effects of leverage on corporate investment and hiring decisions

Quarterly Review , Volume 15 , Issue Sum

Working Paper
Corporate hedging in the insurance industry: the use of financial derivatives by U.S. insurers

In this paper we investigate the extent to which insurance companies utilize financial derivatives contracts in the management of risks. The data set we employ allows us to observe the universe of individual insurer transactions for a class of contracts, namely, those normally through of as off-balance-sheet (OBS). We provide information on the number of insurers using various types of derivatives contracts and the volume of transactions in terms of notional amounts and the number of counterparties. Life insurers are most active in interest rate and foreign exchange derivatives, while ...
FRB Atlanta Working Paper , Paper 96-19

Working Paper
The distress premium puzzle

Fama and French (1992) suggest that the positive value premium results from risk of financial distress. However, recent empirical research has found that financially distressed firms have lower stock returns, using empirical estimates of default probabilities. This paper reconciles the positive value premium and the negative distress premium in a model that decouples actual and risk-neutral default probabilities. Moreover, in agreement with the data, firms with higher bond yields have higher stock returns in the model. The model also captures the fact that book-to-market value dominates ...
Working Papers , Paper 10-13

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Debt, liquidity constraints, and corporate investment: evidence from panel data

Finance and Economics Discussion Series , Paper 114

Journal Article
Recent financing activity of nonfinancial corporations

Federal Reserve Bulletin , Issue May , Pages 401-410

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Competition between the commercial paper market and commercial banks

Economic Review , Issue Win , Pages 39-53

Journal Article
Recent trends in corporate leverage

Economic Perspectives , Volume 17 , Issue May , Pages 24-31

Conference Paper
Agency costs and the firm's ownership structure: the Japanese evidence

Proceedings , Paper 380

Journal Article
Debt-deflation and corporate finance

A discussion of the theoretical dangers faced by an overleveraged, debt-based economy, featuring lessons for the 1980s based on the historical context of Irving Fisher's noted 1933 analysis of the macroeconomic effects of excessive debt accumulation.
Economic Commentary , Issue Mar

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Financing of large corporations in 1953

Federal Reserve Bulletin , Issue Aug , Pages 812-820

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