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Senator Kerry on Corporate Tax Reform: Right Diagnosis, Wrong Prescription

  • Gary Clyde Hufbauer


    (Peterson Institute for International Economics)

  • Paul L. E. Grieco


    (Peterson Institute for International Economics)

Senator John Kerry has proposed a major overhaul in corporate taxation, with the goal of persuading multinational companies (MNCs) to employ more workers at home and fewer abroad. Kerry has correctly emphasized that domestic production is often taxed at a higher rate than production abroad, but his prescriptions will not boost US jobs.

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Paper provided by Peterson Institute for International Economics in its series Policy Briefs with number PB04-03.

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Date of creation: Apr 2004
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  1. Altshuler, Rosanne & Grubert, Harry, 2003. "Repatriation taxes, repatriation strategies and multinational financial policy," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 87(1), pages 73-107, January.
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