Financing constraints and investment efficiency: evidence from a panel of Canadian forest firms
Oct 10, 2018
Published in: APPLIED ECONOMICS,
Publisher: ROUTLEDGE: TAYLOR AND FRANCIS GROUP
This article examines the financial constraint of 18 listed Canadian forest firms between 2000 and 2014 following the stochastic frontier approach. Empirical results support the observation that Canadian forest firms have a strong dependence of using both equity financing and debt financing as the coefficients of both equity and debt financing mean functions are significant at 1% level. The distribution of investment efficiency index (IEI) of all 18 firms demonstrates a loss of around 40% of the rate of investment due to financing constraints. Regional analysis demonstrates that the time-varying patters of IEI of three provinces are significantly different.