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Corporate Buybacks and Capital Investment: An International Perspective

Joseph Gruber and Steven B. Kamin

No 2017-04-11, IFDP Notes from Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

Abstract: In recent years, a great deal of attention has been paid in the United States to the simultaneous occurrence of relatively weak corporate capital investment (especially at this point in the business cycle) and historically elevated net share buybacks. Much of this commentary bemoans the fact that corporations are returning resources to shareholders instead of using them to boost capital investment, economic growth, and jobs.

Date: 2017-04-11
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DOI: 10.17016/2573-2129.30

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