Fiscal Measures and Corporate Investment in France

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Series Details Number 68
Publication Date 27/07/2017
ISBN 978-92-79-64927-1
ISSN 2443-8022
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The purpose of this paper is to assess the effect of fiscal measures on the investment decisions of French non-financial corporations. As a reference framework, we use the model developed by Eudeline et al. (2013). We extend this framework by introducing the effect of fiscal incentives on investments. We estimate the effect of a decrease in the corporate tax rate in France, which passed from 42 % in 1990 to 33.3 % nowadays and is planned to be reduced to 28 % by 2020 and to 25% in 2022. Fiscal measures are found to have a positive effect on investment, although the growth rate of economic activity and the corporate saving rate remain the main drivers of corporate investment.

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