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Taxes, Mobile Capital, and Economic Dynamics in a Globalising World

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This contribution provides evidence for the hypothesis that trade increases growth through its curbing effect on capital taxes. The analysed trade-growth channel includes a negative impact of open- ness on corporate taxes and a negative effect of taxes on growth. The paper explores the two steps theoretically and empirically, taking into account the critical points of recent studies in this field. Estimations with panel data for a sample of 12 OECD countries in the period 1965-1999 confirm a significant and robust impact of trade on growth through corporate taxes.

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  • Lucas Bretschger, 2005. "Taxes, Mobile Capital, and Economic Dynamics in a Globalising World," CER-ETH Economics working paper series 05/43, CER-ETH - Center of Economic Research (CER-ETH) at ETH Zurich.
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    Trade and Growth; Tax Competition; Capital Taxes and Mobility; OECD Countries;
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    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • H71 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue

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