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Corporate Taxes and Household Saving: Panel Evidence From Five OECD Countries




A test of the ‘corporate veil’ hypothesis using a panel set of annual observations over the period 1980-93 for five OECD countries (the United States, Japan, France, the United Kingdom and Canada) suggests that households pierce the corporate veil but not fully, wjth each additional $1 of corporate saving raising total private saving by around 52 cents.

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  • Thornton, John, 1998. "Corporate Taxes and Household Saving: Panel Evidence From Five OECD Countries," Economia Internazionale / International Economics, Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato Agricoltura di Genova, vol. 51(2), pages 279-283.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:ecoint:0310

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    JEL classification:

    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
    • H25 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Business Taxes and Subsidies


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