Foreign direct investment, industrial location and capital taxation
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This paper demonstrates from a theoretical point of view that governments can affect the location decision of firms using tax rate on capital income as a policy instrument. We find that, in general, countries with a lower tax burden are net receivers of foreign direct investment. Furthermore, fiscal pressure interacts with the quality of infrastructures to exert a combined influence on the equilibrium location of the firms.
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