Department of Economics Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman
This study examines the impacts of real exchange rate fluctuations on the companies' strategic investments. The data of 92 listed companies in Tehran Stock Exchange during the period of 2002-2015 are used. First, the volatility of exchange rate is estimated by the Generalized Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity (GARCH) model. The model is estimated by GMM and system GMM methods. The results show that the relationship between exchange rate volatility and companies' strategic investments has an inverse U-shaped. The estimation result of GMM method shows that the inflection points for volatility of exchange rate and its lag are 0.08% and 0.13% respectively. When we estimate the model with system GMM the inflection point for exchange rate volatility and its lag are 0.05% and 0.11%, respectively. Moreover, we find out that the first lag of investment and cash flow variables have had positive and significant effects on strategic investment.
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