Found 22 article(s) for author 'Robin Greenwood'

The Growth of Finance

The Growth of Finance. Robin Greenwood, 2013, Paper. “During the last 30 years, the financial services sector has grown enormously. During the last 30 years, the financial services sector has grown enormously. This growth is apparent whether one measures the financial sector by its This growth is apparent whether one measures the financial sector by its share of GDP, by the quantity of financial assets, by employment, or by share of GDP, by the quantity of financial assets, by employment, or by average wages…” Link verified March 28, 2014

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A Gap-Filling Theory of Corporate Debt Maturity Choice

A Gap-Filling Theory of Corporate Debt Maturity Choice. Jeremy Stein, Robin Greenwood, Samuel Hanson, June 2008, Paper. “We argue that time-series variation in the maturity of aggregate corporate debt issues arises because firms behave as macro liquidity providers, absorbing the large supply shocks associated with changes in the maturity structure of government debt. We document that when the government funds itself with relatively more short-term debt, firms fill the resulting gap by issuing more long-term debt, and vice-versa. This type of liquidity provision is undertaken more aggressively: i) in periods when the ratio…” Link

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