Is the investment-uncertainty relationship non-linear? an emperical [i.e. empirical] analysis for the Netherlands

H. Bo, R. Lensink

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We examine the investment-uncertainty relationship for a panel of Dutch manufacturing firms. The system generalised method of moments (GMM) estimates suggests that the effect of uncertainty on investment is non-linear: for low levels of uncertainty an increase in uncertainty has a positive effect on investment, whereas for high levels of uncertainty an increase in uncertainty lowers investment. This result is in line with a number of theoretical studies, but has never been demonstrated empirically.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Nederland
  • Investeringen
  • Niet-lineair gedrag
  • Onzekerheid
  • 85.30;

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