The Changing Roles of Debt and Equity in Financing U.S. Capital Formation

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Benjamin M. Friedman
University of Chicago Press, May 15, 2009 - Business & Economics - 124 pages
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This volume, consisting of papers presented at a conference held at Williamsburg, Va., 2-3 April 1981, is a progress report on the National Bureau of Economic Research project, The Changing Roles of Debt and Equity in Financing U.S. Capital Formation. The National Bureau has undertaken this project—including the conference, the research described in this volume, and the publication of the volume itself—with the support of the American Council of Life Insurance.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Inflation Resource Utilization and Debt and Equity Returns
15
A New Look
27
3 Investment Strategy in an Inflationary Environment
47
4 Changing Balance Sheet Relationships in the US Manufacturing Sector 192677
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5 Private Pensions as Corporate Debt
75
6 Debt and Economic Activity in the United States
91
List of Contributors
111
Index
113
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