The Effects of Inflation and Taxes on Growth Investments and Replacement Policies

  • Author(s): MENACHEM BRENNER, ITZHAK VENEZIA
  • Published: Apr 30, 2012
  • Pages: 1519-1528
  • DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6261.1983.tb03838.x

ABSTRACT

This paper investigates the effect of inflation and taxes on the optimal duration of investments. The main conclusion is that inflation does not always increase the duration of investments. For example, in the case of equipment with a short replacement cycle, increased inflation tends to decrease the duration of the cycle. Contrary to the common theoretical analysis, these results imply that inflation may increase some forms of capital investments.

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