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Heterogeneous firms, corporate taxes and export behavior: A firm-level investigation for Italy

Daniela Federici, Valentino Parisi and Francesco Ferrante

Economic Modelling, 2020, vol. 88, issue C, 98-112

Abstract: This paper analyses the effect of home corporate taxes on a firm’s decision to expand the scale of its activity through exports using a rich dataset on Italian firms. Starting out from the observation that firms’ export activity vary greatly among them and tend to be systematically related to firm’s characteristics, we relate differences in firms’ export choices to firm level incidence of corporate taxes. Our results suggest that (i) corporate taxes matter at both the extensive and the intensive margin and (ii) higher corporate taxes may increase the probability of new firms’ entry in the foreign market while they decrease the export intensity of incumbent exporters.

Keywords: Corporate taxation; Exports; Effective tax rates; Mark-up (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D22 F14 H25 H32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2019.09.012

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