چگونه تغییرات رتبه بندی اعتباری مستقل بر سرمایه گذاری خصوصی تاثیر می گذارد؟
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Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Journal of Banking & Finance, Volume 37, Issue 12, December 2013, Pages 4820–4833
کلید واژه ها
2.روش شناسی و شرح داده ها
2.2. سنجش تاثیر تغییرات رتبه بندی مستقل بر سرمایه گذاری خصوصی
جدول 1: توزیع نمونه تغییرات رتبه بندی مستقل.
جدول 2: آمار خلاصه در مورد نرخ رشد سرمایه گذاری خصوصی پیرامون تغییرات رتبه بندی مستقل.
3.1. نتایج ابتدایی
جدول 3: رابطه میان رشد سرمایه گذاری خصوصی و تغییرات رتبه بندی مستقل.
3.2. رگرسیون های پنل
3.3. کانال انتقال
جدول 4: رابطه میان رشد سرمایه گذاری خصوصی و تغییرات رتبه بندی مستقل: تخمین سیستم GMM و فرصت های رشد کشور.
جدول 5: رابطه بین تغییرات رتبه بندی مستقل و رشد سرمایه گذاری خصوصی: تخمین GMM سیستم و رشد سرمایه گذاری خصوصی غیرمنتظره.
3.4. توضیحی برای تغییرات موقتی در رشد سرمایه گذاری
جدول 6: رابطه در میان تغییرات رتبه بندی مستقل، هزینه سرمایه، و رشد سرمایه گذاری خصوصی.
جدول 7: آستانه، عدم حتمیت، و رشد سرمایه گذاری خصوصی.
جدول 8: رابطه بین رشد سرمایه گذاری خصوصی و تغییرات رتبه بندی مستقل بعد از کنترل بحران مالی و آزادسازی بازار بورس.
4.تحلیل های دیگر
4.1. بحران های مالی و آزادسازی مالی
جدول 9: خلاصه آمار در مورد نسبت سرمایه گذاری مستقیم خارجی به سرمایه گذاری خصوصی پیرامون تغییرات رتبه بندی مستقل.
4.2. سرمایه گذاری مستقیم خارجی
4.3. آژانس های رتبه بندی متفاوت
جدول 10: رابطه بین رشد سرمایه گذاری خصوصی و تغییرات رتبه بندی مستقل توسط مودی و فیچ.
4.4. تغییرات رتبه بندی خوشه بندی زمان
4.5. اندازه تغییرات رتبه بندی و عبور از آستانه درجه سرمایه گذاری
4.6. بررسی های اعتباری و دورنماهای رتبه بندی
جدول 11: رابطه بین رشد سرمایه گذاری خصوصی و تغییرات رتبه بندی مستقل بعد از تغییرات رتبه بندی خوشه بندی زمان، اندازه تغییرات رتبه بندی، و عبور از آستانه درجه سرمایه گذاری.
جدول 12: رابطه بین رشد سرمایه گذاری خصوصی و تغییرات رتبه بندی مستقل بعد از دورنماهای رتبه بندی و نظارت های اعتباری.
Sovereign credit rating changes have an influence on real private investment of re-rated countries. We find significant increases in private investment growth following upgrades in sovereign ratings. These increases, however, are transitory. We also find significant, temporary declines in private investment growth following sovereign rating downgrades. The results hold after accounting for re-rated countries’ growth opportunities, endogeneity, and other factors that could affect private investment. The irreversible nature of investment may be the explanation for the temporary changes in the growth rates of physical capital investment associated with revisions in sovereign credit ratings.
Sovereign risk, a key indicator in international financial markets, has recently attracted considerable attention. As sovereign credit ratings reflect a country’s perceived willingness and ability to repay its sovereign debt, they are used as a reference measure of country risk. Reinhart (2002) indicates that sovereign credit ratings play a crucial role in determining rated countries’ access to international capital markets and the terms of that access, and are useful in predicting sovereign defaults. Gande and Parsley (2005) and Dittmar and Yuan (2008) argue that sovereign bonds serve as the benchmark for the valuation of corporate bonds or other financial instruments and that sovereign bond yield spreads reflect the default risk and other risks of borrowing countries. Thus, understanding the nature of sovereign credit rating changes is of fundamental importance. The recent sovereign rating downgrades of several European countries by major credit rating agencies have highlighted the importance of examining how sovereign credit problems affect re-rated countries’ real macroeconomic conditions. When Fitch downgraded Spain’s sovereign debt on May 28, 2010, because of sluggish economic growth outlook, this immediately pushed down the euro and world stock markets amid doubts about the prospects for weaker Southern European economies.1 Prior research on sovereign rating changes focuses mainly on their short-term announcement effects on financial markets (e.g., Cantor and Packer, 1996, Kaminsky and Schmukler, 2002 and Gande and Parsley, 2005). To the best of our knowledge, there have been no studies to date to examine the impact of sovereign rating changes on private investment in the re-rated country. Yet this is critical if we are to understand how changes in sovereign credit ratings affect real macroeconomic outcomes, because physical capital investment is an important determinant of a county’s long-run growth rate (Levine and Renelt, 1992, Sala-I-Martin et al., 2004 and Rancière et al., 2008). Endogenous growth theory emphasizes the important role of physical investment in a country’s growth process (Romer, 1986, Romer, 1987 and Lucas, 1988). A sovereign credit rating change may affect physical investment through its effect on the cost of capital. A flight-to-quality will induce investors to shift capital away from riskier investments to the safest possible investment vehicles (Bernanke et al., 1996, Hartmann et al., 2004 and Pavlova and Rigobon, 2008). It usually occurs because of uncertainty in international financial markets. Caballero and Krishnamurthy (2008) assert that severe flight-to-quality episodes are attributable to uncertainty about the environment, such as liquidation shocks, not just risk about asset payoffs. Reinhart and Rogoff (2004) argue that flows of capital from rich countries to poor countries are governed largely by sovereign countries’ credit track records. When a sovereign rating is downgraded (and country risk is higher), investors might shift investments from high-risk countries with political disorder and volatile economic conditions to less risky markets in other countries. Therefore, we expect sovereign rating downgrades to be associated with an increase in net capital outflows, which raises the risk-free rate and the cost of capital (Henry, 2000a, Henry, 2003, Sandleris, 2008 and Broner et al., 2010). An increase in a country’s cost of capital will transform some investment projects with positive net present values (NPVs) before downgrades into negative NPV projects after downgrades, leading to a reduction in private capital investment following sovereign rating downgrades. The converse holds for sovereign rating upgrades. Another way sovereign credit rating changes can affect the cost of capital and hence private investment is through risk premiums. First, if country risk cannot be entirely diversified away, there should be an extra premium assessed for country risk. For example, Bekaert and Harvey (1995) analyze factors that affect expected stock returns in integrated and segmented markets, and find that country risk is priced. Second, capital flows affect the liquidity of financial markets and hence risk premiums. Levine and Zervos (1998) document that capital flows affect stock market liquidity, and Amihud and Mendelson (1986) and Amihud et al. (1997) show that liquidity affects the equity premium. Beber et al. (2009) document similar evidence for the bond market. Thus, we expect that increases in country risk and net capital outflows associated with sovereign rating downgrades will raise risk premiums and the cost of capital, which in turn reduces real private investment, and vice versa. We examine how sovereign credit rating changes affect re-rated countries’ private investment growth. In a sample of sovereign rating changes provided by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) for 48 countries during 1983–2009, we find that countries experience significant declines in their private investment growth following downgrades in sovereign ratings. However, the declines are temporary and occur only in the downgrade year and in the following year. After that, private investment growth exhibits no significant changes. We also find symmetric responses to sovereign rating upgrades. That is, after an upgrade there are significant and temporary increases in private investment growth in that year and in the following year. There are no significant changes in private investment growth in the second and third years after the upgrade. We show that sovereign rating changes affect the re-rated country’s private investment through their effects on the cost of capital. The temporary effects of sovereign rating changes on real private investment are robust after accounting for re-rated countries’ growth opportunities and the potential endogeneity problem. The results also hold after controlling for other potential effects, such as world business cycles, domestic economic fundamentals, financial liberalization, financial crises, different rating agencies, degree of rating changes, crossing of the investment-grade threshold, rating outlooks, and credit watches. One possible explanation for the temporary changes in the growth rates of private investment associated with revisions in sovereign ratings is based on the theory of irreversible choice under uncertainty (Bernanke, 1983, Caballero, 1991, Pindyck, 1991, Abel and Eberly, 1994, Kogan, 2001, Bloom et al., 2007 and Chirinko and Schaller, 2009). This theory indicates that the irreversible nature of investment and the potential value of waiting make investment behavior especially sensitive to various forms of risk. Sovereign rating downgrades increase a country’s risk and add to uncertainty, and agents choose to wait for the arrival of new information and not invest. Thus we observe a temporary reduction in private investment growth following sovereign rating downgrades. Conversely, when there is a sovereign rating upgrade, agents will accelerate investment projects with reduction of sovereign risk and uncertainty. We provide supporting evidence by showing that sovereign rating downgrades reinforce the negative impact of country uncertainty on private investment growth in the downgrade year and in the following year. We also document a decline in the negative effect of country uncertainty on private investment growth in the short period immediately after sovereign rating upgrades. Section 2 of the paper describes data and methodology. We report the main results in Section 3 and provide additional analyses in Section 4. The findings are summarized in the final section.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
Previous research on sovereign rating changes tends to concentrate on their short-term announcement effects on financial markets, with no attention to their impact on the re-rated country’s private investment. Yet changes in sovereign ratings affect real macroeconomic outcomes, and physical capital investment plays an important role in determining a county’s long-term growth rate. The recent downgrades in sovereign ratings for several countries in Europe have shown how important it is to examine the issue. Sovereign rating revisions may be associated with changes in country risk and net capital flows, which in turn cause the risk-free rate and the risk premium to vary. Therefore, sovereign rating revisions may lead to changes in a country’s cost of capital and the net present values of investment projects. This implies that changes in private capital investment may occur following sovereign rating revisions. Examination of a sample of Standard & Poor’s sovereign rating changes for 48 countries during 1983–2009 reveals that real private investment growth increases significantly following upgrades in sovereign ratings. The increases, however, are temporary, and occur only in the upgrade year and in the first year after the upgrade. Similarly, following downgrades in ratings, private investment growth exhibits significant and temporary declines in the downgrade year and in the first year after the downgrade. There is a strong transmission linkage between sovereign rating changes and cost of capital and private investment growth. In the second and third years after a rating revision, private investment growth does not show any significant change. The transitory effects of sovereign rating changes on private investment growth hold even after accounting for re-rated countries’ exogenous growth opportunities and the potential endogeneity problem. Our conclusion remains unchanged if we also control for the potential effects of world business cycles, domestic economic fundamentals, financial liberalization, financial crises, different rating agencies, extent of rating changes, crossing of the investment-grade threshold, rating outlooks, and credit watches. One possible explanation for the temporary changes in private investment growth associated with sovereign rating revisions is the irreversible nature of investment. We show that the negative impact of country uncertainty on private investment growth strengthens in the short period immediately after a downgrade and lessens after an upgrade. Our results suggest that sovereign rating downgrades boost a country’s risk and uncertainty, so agents decide to wait for the arrival of new information and not invest, resulting in a temporary reduction in private investment growth following the downgrade. Conversely, when there are sovereign rating upgrades, agents accelerate committed investment projects because of reduced country risk and uncertainty.