Factors in Business Investment

Papers of a Conference Held at the Science Centre, Berlin, Research Area “Labour Market and Employment”, September 1987

  • Michael Funke
Conference proceedings

Part of the Microeconomic Studies book series (MICROECONOMIC)

About these proceedings


State of the art modeling of investment behavior and analysis of incentive and allocative effects of taxation on investment behavior are reported in these proceedings. Leading researchers from seven OECD countries treat problems ranging from modeling investment behavior and estimating investment equations with various data sets to detailed studies of tax influences on investment behavior. Particular attention is paid to tax reform plans, especially in West Germany and the UK. The role of financial variables and uncertainty is analysed. A major topic in the volume is recent work within Tobin's Q-theoretic framework. Papers report developments and applications of Q-type investment functions, and for the first time estimated Q-theoretic investment equations are presented for West German industries taking into account the complex tax structure.


Finance Investment economic policy tax reform taxation

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Funke
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  1. 1.Research Area, Labour Market and EmploymentScience Centre BerlinBerlin 30West-Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-48750-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-48748-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-6005
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