Assessing the Effects of Local Taxation using Microgeographic Data
AbstractWe study the impact of local taxation on the locationand growth of firms. Our empirical methodology pairs establishmentsacross jurisdictional boundaries to estimate the impactof taxation. Our approach improves on existing work as it correctsfor unobserved establishment heterogeneity, for unobservedtimevaryingsitespecificeffects, and for the endogeneity of localtaxation. Applied to data for English manufacturing establishments,we find that local taxation has a negative impact on employmentgrowth, but no effect on entry.
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Volume (Year): 121 (2011)
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- Gilles Duranton & Laurent Gobillon & Henry G. Overman, 2010. "Assessing the Effects of Local Taxation using Microgeographic Data," Working Papers 2010-47, Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique.
- Gilles Duranton & Laurent Gobillon & Henry G Overman, 2006. "Assessing the effects of local taxation using microgeographic data," Working Papers tecipa-247, University of Toronto, Department of Economics.
- Duranton, Gilles & Gobillon, Laurent & Overman, Henry G., 2006. "Assessing the Effects of Local Taxation Using Microgeographic Data," CEPR Discussion Papers 5856, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- Gilles Duranton & Laurent Gobillon & Henry Overman, 2006. "Assessing the Effects of Local Taxation Using Microgeographic Data," CEP Discussion Papers dp0748, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
- H22 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Incidence
- H71 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
- R38 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Government Policy; Regulatory Policy
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