Gatton College of Business and Economics
University of Kentucky
550 S. Limestone
Lexington, KY 40526
Institutional Affiliation: University of Kentucky
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|October 2013||Corporate Liquidity Management: A Conceptual Framework and Survey|
with Heitor Almeida, Murillo Campello, Michael S. Weisbach: w19502
Ensuring that a firm has sufficient liquidity to finance valuable projects that occur in the future is at the heart of the practice of financial management. Yet, while discussion of these issues goes back at least to Keynes (1936), a substantial literature on the ways in which firms manage liquidity has developed only recently. We argue that many of the key issues in liquidity management can be understood through the lens of a framework in which firms face financial constraints and wish to ensure efficient investment in the future. We present such a model and use it to survey many of the empirical findings on liquidity management.
Much of the variation in the quantity of liquidity can be explained by the precautionary demand for liquidity. While there are alternatives to cash holding...
Published: Heitor Almeida & Murillo Campello & Igor Cunha & Michael S. Weisbach, 2014. "Corporate Liquidity Management: A Conceptual Framework and Survey," Annual Review of Financial Economics, Annual Reviews, vol. 6(1), pages 135-162, December. citation courtesy of