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Wesentliche Fakten zur „Investitionsschwäche“ in Deutschland

Bastian Alm and Martin Meurers ()

Wirtschaftsdienst, 2015, vol. 95, issue 1, 24-31

Abstract: Widely independent from the specific economic structure of a country, investment is indispensable for economic development. Against this background, backlogs in private and public investment, especially in fields which are critical for future growth, are often seen as a cause for concern. This paper deals with the development of private and public investment activity in Germany since 1991. Using a probit model, we observe for small and medium-sized businesses that their probability of investing seems to increase with higher profit margins, equity capital ratios and employment growth, as well as with better business expectations. Copyright ZBW and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Keywords: C29; H54; O16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1007/s10273-015-1773-3

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