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Determinants of Capital Structure: Evidence from Jordan

Sufian Almanaseer ()

Accounting and Finance Research, 2019, vol. 8, issue 4, 186

Abstract: This study aimed to explore the determinants of the capital structure of the banks listed in the Amman Stock Exchange. A sample of 13 Jordanian commercial banks of 16 banks listed on the Amman Stock Exchange selected for the period 2008-2017. The current study applied a fixed-effects regression model by using e-views to analyze the relationship between financial leverage and firm characteristics such as Risk, Size, profitability, Growth, liquidity, Tax, Age, tangibility, and macroeconomic variables such as Gross Domestic Product, Inflation. The study finds a significant positive relationship between financial leverage, age, growth, risk, size, and tax. Also, the study finds a significant negative relationship between financial leverage with GDP, inflation, liquidity, profitability, and tangibility.

Date: 2019
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