We investigate the relationship between a firm’s measures of corporate gov- ernance, macroeconomic uncertainty and changes in leverage. Recent research highlights the role of governance in financing decisions. Previous research also indicates that macroeconomic uncertainty affects a firm’s ability to borrow. In this paper we investigate how both these channels of influence affects firms’ financing decisions. Our findings show that macroeconomic uncertainty has an important role to play, both by itself and in interaction with a measure of corporate governance.
Chakraborty, Atreya, "The Impact of Macroeconomic Uncertainty on Firms Changes in Financial Leverage" (2010). Accounting and Finance Faculty Publication Series. Paper 3.