Debt Maturity Structure of Italian Firms

14 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2009

Date Written: April 6, 2009


The aim of this paper is analyze the debt maturity choice of Italian firms using firm-level data. More precisely the analysis is aimed to characterize the profile of firms with different debt maturity and test the presence of a shift in the debt structure after the introduction of the euro currency. A second part of the paper try to grasp how is debt maturity links with firm's performances.

Keywords: capital strucure, italy, debt maturity, firm-level data

JEL Classification: D24

Suggested Citation

Lamieri, Marco, Debt Maturity Structure of Italian Firms (April 6, 2009). Available at SSRN: or

Marco Lamieri (Contact Author)

Intesa SanPaolo SpA ( email )

Piazza S. Carlo, 156
Torino, 10121

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