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Tax Competition in EU implies EMTR different: some effects on FDI and Economic Growth Rate

  • Maria Rosaria Alfano

Tax base mobility in a globalised economy implies that tax policy influences savings, domestic investments and inter-jurisdictional capital mobility. Assuming the existence of spatial and temporal interdependence, using: a data set of EU countries, after the capital market liberalisation, and a longitudinal data technique for pooling time series of cross section; we test how difference in national tax influence capital inflows and outflows. More, using a cointegration analysis on GDP procapita and FDI time series’, we investigate the link between these two paths.

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Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: 17 Oct 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwppe:0510015
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