Debt, Innovation, and Growth

Thomas Geelen, Jakub Hajda, Erwan Morellec

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Abstrakt

Recent empirical studies show that innovative firms heavily rely on debt financing. This paper investigates the relation between debt financing, innovation, and growth in a Schumpeterian growth model in which firms' dynamic R&D, investment, and financing choices are jointly and endogenously determined. The paper demonstrates that while debt hampers innovation by incumbents due to debt overhang, it also stimulates entry, thereby fostering innovation and growth at the aggregate level. The paper also shows that debt financing has large effects on firm entry, firm turnover, and industry structure and evolution. Lastly, it predicts substantial intra-industry variation in leverage and innovation, in line with the empirical evidence.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2019
Antal sider61
StatusUdgivet - 2019
Begivenhed4th Finance Theory Group European Summer Meeting Madrid - CEMFI, Madrid, Spanien
Varighed: 3 jul. 20194 jul. 2019
Konferencens nummer: 4
https://financetheory.org/ftg-events/4th-ftg-european-summer-meeting-madrid

Konference

Konference4th Finance Theory Group European Summer Meeting Madrid
Nummer4
LokationCEMFI
LandSpanien
ByMadrid
Periode03/07/201904/07/2019
Internetadresse

Emneord

  • Debt
  • Innovation
  • Industry dynamics
  • Growth

Citationsformater

Geelen, T., Hajda, J., & Morellec, E. (2019). Debt, Innovation, and Growth. Paper præsenteret på 4th Finance Theory Group European Summer Meeting Madrid, Madrid, Spanien. https://financetheory.org/public/storage/event_paper/SC19.NM.TGeelen.pdf