nep-pub New Economics Papers
on Public Finance
Issue of 2006‒07‒28
one paper chosen by
Kwang Soo Cheong
Johns Hopkins University

  1. Extensive and Intensive Investment and the Dead Weight Loss of Corporate Taxation By Christian Keuschnigg

  1. By: Christian Keuschnigg
    Abstract: The routine way of anticipating the effects of the corporate (profit) tax on investments and location choice is to calculate the effective marginal and average tax rates. This paper introduces a model of monopolistic competition to show how investment on the extensive and intensive margins responds to changes in the effective marginal and average tax rates. Intensive investment reflects the marginal expansion of established businesses. Extensive investment refers to the location of new production sites and reflects the choice between exports and foreign direct investments as alternative strategies of foreign market access. The paper calculates the comparative static effects of the corporate tax and shows how the dead weight loss of the tax depends on the elasticities of extensive and intensive investments.
    Keywords: Exports, foreign direct investment, corporate tax, dead weight loss
    JEL: D21 F23 H25 L11 L22
    Date: 2006–07

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