Dividend Taxes and International Portfolio Choice

(w/ D. Dharmapala) Review of Economics and Statistics, 93:1 (February 2011), 266-284.

This paper investigates how dividend taxes influence portfolio choices, using the response to the distinctive treatment of a subset of foreign dividends in the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act (JGTRRA) of 2003.

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Investable Tax Credits: The Case of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit

(w/ D. Dharmapala, M. Singhal)

This paper outlines a conceptual framework for exploring the conditions under which investable tax credits may be the most effective mechanism to deliver a production subsidy and discusses the desirability of employing investable tax credits in other policy domains.

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Discussion of “Productivity and Taxes as Drivers of FDI”

by A. Razin and E. Sadkain Brookings Trade Forum, 2007.

Their theoretical work emphasizes how set-up costs at home and in the host country can drive a wedge between marginal and total profit conditions. This insight combines with a description of FDI decision-making that separates the decision to invest and how much to invest. 

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