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General equilibrium effects of investment incentives in Mexico

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  • Feltenstein, Andrew
  • Shah, Anwar

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Mexico has experimented with several tax instruments designed to promote private capital formation. Among such initiatives were general and industry-specific tax credits, employment tax credits, and corporate tax credits. The authors examine relative efficacy of such instruments using a dynamic computable general equilibrium model. They carry out model simulations using three equal-yield investment incentive scenarios: increases in investment tax credits, increases in employment tax credits, and an equivalent reduction in the corporate tax rate. The authors present outlines of the tax policy environment with model details and they highlight alternate tax incentives regimes. Conclusions and summary results are provided by the authors.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Development Economics.

Volume (Year): 46 (1995)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 253-269

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Handle: RePEc:eee:deveco:v:46:y:1995:i:2:p:253-269

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  3. Ramirez Verdugo, Arturo, 2005. "Tax Incentives and Business Investment: New Evidence from Mexico," MPRA Paper 2272, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 04 Oct 2006.
  4. Kildegaard, Arne, 2001. "Fiscal reform, bank solvency, and the law of unintended consequences: a CGE analysis of Mexico," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 12(1), pages 55-77, March.
  5. Thissen, Mark, 1998. "A classification of empirical CGE modelling," Research Report 99C01, University of Groningen, Research Institute SOM (Systems, Organisations and Management).
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  10. Hélène Poirson, 2006. "The Tax System in India," IMF Working Papers 06/93, International Monetary Fund.
  11. Feltenstein, Andrew & Ha, Jiming, 1999. "An analysis of the optimal provision of public infrastructure: a computational model using Mexican data," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 58(1), pages 219-230, February.

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