Thursday, November 01, 2007

The Effects of Corporate Taxation

A new study by Simeon Djankov, Tim Ganser, Caralee McLiesh, Rita Ramalho, and Andrei Shleifer:
Our data reveal a consistent and large adverse effect of corporate taxation on both investment and entrepreneurship. A 10 percentage point increase in the effective corporate tax rate reduces the investment to GDP ratio by about 2 percentage points (mean is 21%), and the official entry rate by 1.3 percentage points (mean is 8%).