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

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

by Benjamin M. Friedman

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The Changing Roles of Debt and Equity in Financing U.S. Capital Formation by Benjamin M. Friedman

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226263434
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 05/15/2009
Series: National Bureau of Economic Research Project Report
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 124
File size: 1 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgment


Introduction

Benjamin M. Friedman


1. Inflation, Resource Utilization, and Debt and Equity Returns

Patric H. Hendershott


2. Risk and Return: A New Look

Burton G. Malkiel


3. Investment Strategy in an Inflationary Environment

Zvi Bodie


4. Changing Balance Sheet Relationships in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector, 1926-77

John H. Ciccolo, Jr.


5. Private Pensions as Corporate Debt

Martin Feldstein


6. Debt and Economic Activity in the United States

Benjamin M. Friedman


List of Contributors

Index

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