Impact of macroeconomic and microeconomic variables on firm investment: Mexican service sector, 2000-2016

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Abstract

A large and positive relationship is found to exist in the long-run between Public Investment Expenditures and Firm Investment which shows that public investment crowds in private investment using ARDL model at macroeconomic level on the Mexican service sector over the period 2000-2016. I also use the system-GMM PVAR to analyse the impact of microeconomic variables on firm investment. Exports have a strong and positive impact while Imports have a large and negative impact on firm investment. At the microeconomic level, taxes payments slightly obstruct firm investment. Using impulse response functions, I find that long-run macroeconomic policies are more important than short-run macroeconomic policies and that macroeconomic policies are more important than microeconomic policies for firm’s investment decisions.
Original languageEnglish
JournalStudies of Applied Economics
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2021

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