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Inversión Privada e Impuestos Corporativos: Evidencia para Chile


  • Rodrigo Cerda

    () (Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.)

  • Felipe Larraín

    () (Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.)


Basado en información microeconómica, este trabajo provee evidencia acerca del impacto de la tributación corporativa sobre la inversión. Utilizando datos para Chile, mostramos que un aumento de 10% en la tasa de impuesto corporativo reduce la inversión como fracción del stock de capital entre 0.2% y 1% bajo diferentes especificaciones econométricas. Este impacto difiere dependiendo del tamaño de la compañía. En pequeñas y medianas empresas el efecto es mucho mayor y altamente significativo: la inversión como fracción del stock de capital declina entre 0.5% y 1.6%. En las empresas grandes el impacto no es significativo.

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  • Rodrigo Cerda & Felipe Larraín, 2005. "Inversión Privada e Impuestos Corporativos: Evidencia para Chile," Documentos de Trabajo 297, Instituto de Economia. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile..
  • Handle: RePEc:ioe:doctra:297

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    JEL classification:

    • H25 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Business Taxes and Subsidies
    • H32 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Firm


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