A large portion of the literature on firm investment looks at the dynamics of aggregate investment, and some of these studies may be relevant to firms of all sizes. There are many factors that influence aggregate investment, including the size of a firm, the tax and financial environment, and the uncertainty and risk involved in the business. The following discussion will provide an overview of the dynamics of firm investment. Then, it will examine some of the possible causes and effects of the rising concentration of investment.
A highly concentrated output distribution matches firm size distributions around the world. Similarly, distributions in wealth and city sizes are similar in shape. There are few clear examples of this distribution for firm investment, however, and this makes comparisons difficult. This article will consider the effects of firm size on investment in a global context. Further, this article will examine the distribution of firm size in the United States and Europe. Further research is needed to evaluate the effects of firm size on investment and output in the United States.
Financial constraints also play a major role in firm investment decisions. Firms with high creditworthiness are highly sensitive to internal funds. Conversely, firms with low creditworthiness are less sensitive to internal cash flow. Hence, the evidence of a high correlation between firm investment and financial factors has been obtained from large sample studies. One of the most popular features of a firm’s financial performance is automatic investing, which makes use of dollar-cost averaging to optimize investment returns.
Small and large firms may face different tax obligations. Some of these may be relevant to investment decisions, for example, depreciation allowances. In fact, the Australian Government introduced depreciation allowances that vary by size, indicating that the size of the firm affects its tax burden. Moreover, firm-size distribution can help link firm-level outcomes to aggregate investment outcomes. It also highlights the contribution of different-sized firms to the aggregate investment performance.
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In Australia, large firms account for a significant proportion of non-mining investment, and this proportion is consistent with the concentration of economic activity. However, firm-level shocks don’t average out in aggregate, which means that fluctuations in aggregate investment are caused by granular firm-specific origins. Further, Gabaix’s findings are supported by other studies, which have found that large firms contribute substantially to aggregate investment growth. This suggests that the aggregate investment of the largest firms is the main driver of aggregate investment growth.