Using the establishment of the Chinese Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund in 2014 as a quasi-natural experiment, we investigate whether and how the national industrial investment fund affects corporate R&D investment. We find that the policy has a significant and positive effect on corporate R&D investment, and this effect is more pronounced in firms with more severe financial constraints, poorer internal governance, and laxer external supervision. Furthermore, the mechanism tests show that this policy helps alleviate firms’ financial constraints and agency conflict, thereby increasing corporate R&D investment.
Jiaxuan Li ;
Yongwei Ye ;
Lei Zhang ;
National Industrial Investment Fund and Corporate R&D Investment: Evidence from China （2022年11月15日）http://www.cfrn.com.cn//lw/gsjr/gszllw/a94cefaa218045359db4ab0603ecb41b.htm