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Taxes and the Location of Targets

Wiji Arulampalam (), Michael Devereux () and Federica Liberini
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Federica Liberini: MTEC, ETH Zurich

The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) from University of Warwick, Department of Economics

Abstract: We use firm-level data to investigate the impact of taxes on the international location of targets in M & A allowing for heterogeneous responses by companies. The statutory tax rate in the target country is found to have a negative impact on the probability of an acquisition in that country. In addition, the estimated size of the effect is found to depend on whether (i) acquirer is a domestic or a multinational enterprise ; (ii) the acquisition is domestic or cross-border ; and (iii) the acquirer's country has a worldwide or territorial tax system.

Keywords: Multinational enterprises; cross-border expansion; target choice; corporation income tax; mixed logit (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G34 H25 H32 C25 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017
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