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The Debt Maturity Structure of Nigerian Quoted Firms

Paseda, Oluseun and Olowe, Rufus (2018): The Debt Maturity Structure of Nigerian Quoted Firms. Published in: Lagos Journal of Banking, Finance and Economic Issues , Vol. 4, No. 1 (30 June 2018): pp. 51-96.

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Perhaps the most familiar idea underlying debt maturity choice is the maturity-matching hypothesis wherein liabilities' maturities correlate with assets' maturities. However, the maturity-matching hypothesis does not provide a comprehensive explanation for many empirical patterns of firm behaviour. This study investigates the determinants of debt maturity choice using a panel of 50 Nigerian quoted firms between 1999 and 2014.

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