Artículos de revistas
Could higher taxes increase the long-run demand for capital? Theory and evidence for Chile
Journal of Development Economics Vol. 73, pp. 675 - 697, 2004
Engel Goetz, Eduardo
Galetovic Potsch, Alexander
On theoretical grounds alone, there is no a priori reason why higher taxes should reduce the desired capital stock, since a tax increase reduces marginal returns but also increases depreciation and interest payment allowances. Using a panel of Chilean corporations, this paper estimates a long-run demand for capital valid for a general adjustment-cost structure. Changes in the corporate tax rate are found to have no effect on the long-run demand for capital. Furthermore, when making investment decisions, firms ignore the marginal rates paid by their stockholders, suggesting the presence of a corporate veil.