The best predictor of current investment at the firm level is lagged investment. This lagged-investment effect is empirically more important than the cash-flow and . Q effects combined. We show that the specification of investment adjustment costs proposed by . Christiano et al. (2005) predicts the presence of a lagged-investment effect and that a generalized version of their model is consistent with the behavior of firm-level data from Compustat.
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- Economics and Econometrics