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Debt maturity structure and the 1997 Asian financial crisis.

Deesomsak, Rataporn and Paudyal, Krishna and Pescetto, Gioia (2007) 'Debt maturity structure and the 1997 Asian financial crisis.', Working Paper. Durham University, Durham.

Abstract

The paper investigates the effects of firm-specific and country-specific characteristics, and the 1997Asian financial crisis on the debt maturity structure of firms in the Asia Pacific region. Given that theeconomies of the sample countries were at different stages of development and were affected by the1997 Asian financial crisis by different degrees, the paper explores the effects of the crisis on debtmaturity structure by grouping the sample countries according to the severity of the crisis. The resultsindicate that firms adjust their debt maturity structure to target level very quickly; the maturitystructure decision of a firm is the product of both its own characteristics and the economic andinstitutional environment in which it operates. They also reveal that the crisis had significant effectson firm’s debt maturity structure and their determinants.

Item Type:Monograph (Working Paper)
Keywords:Debt maturity structure, Asia Pacific region, Financial crisis, JEL classifcation: G32.
Full text:PDF - Published Version (1102Kb)
Status:Not peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://www.dur.ac.uk/business/faculty/working-papers/
Record Created:07 Dec 2012 10:38
Last Modified:16 Oct 2013 13:34

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