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Tax competition and foreign direct investments. Is there a connection?

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  • Liliana Donath

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  • Mariana Slavin

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The issue of tax competition has fuelled a lot of interest and debates among theoreticians as well as practitioners during the last decades. The intense financial and labour flows due to globalisation has led to a “race to the bottom” tax competition among countries, some theoreticians considering it as beneficial others, on the contrary, blaming it as harmful competition, encouraging misallocation of re-sources. The paper endeavours to find out whether the tax competition has indeed a significant influence on the foreign direct investments flow, or other determinants are equally or more important in this process.

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  • Liliana Donath & Mariana Slavin, 2009. "Tax competition and foreign direct investments. Is there a connection?," Analele Stiintifice ale Universitatii "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" din Iasi - Stiinte Economice, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 56, pages 117-132, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:aic:journl:y:2009:v:56:p:117-132
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