What can company data tell us about financing and investment decisions?

Katie Farrant, Magda Rutkowska, Konstantinos Theodoridis, 9 February 2014



Following the financial crisis, UK companies revised their spending and financing decisions dramatically. They reduced investment by around 13% in real terms between 2008 and 2012 (Besley and Van Reenen 2013, Haddow et al. 2013). But during that same period, corporate bond issuance by UK companies was strong, with record corporate bond issuance in 2012.

Topics: Financial markets, Global crisis
Tags: corporate bond issuance, investment decline, UK

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