Working Papers


  • 7-April-2017

    English

    Decentralisation to promote regional development in Indonesia

    In 1998 Indonesia embarked on an ambitious course of decentralisation. Over a period of a few years, facilitated by financial transfers from the central government, responsibility for many public services and administrative tasks were devolved to local authorities.

  • 7-March-2017

    English

    Local taxation, land use regulation, and land use: A survey of the evidence

    This paper surveys the theoretical and empirical research on the relationship between local taxation, land use regulation and land use patterns.

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  • 6-February-2017

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    Tax planning by multinational firms: Firm-level evidence from a cross-country database

    This paper exploits firm-level data from the ORBIS database to assess international tax planning by multinational enterprises (MNEs).

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  • 6-February-2017

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    International tax planning, competition and market structure

    This paper investigates if tax planning by large multinationals distorts competition in their favour and allows them to crowd out other firms. The competitive implications of tax planning are frequently mentioned in the tax policy debate, but not yet documented empirically to our knowledge. This paper aims to fill this gap.

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  • 6-February-2017

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    International tax planning and fixed investment

    This paper assesses how international tax planning affects real business investment by multinationals. Earlier studies have shown that corporate taxes reduce business investment. This paper shows that tax planning multinationals are less sensitive to corporate taxes than other firms in their investment decisions.

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  • 6-February-2017

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    Anti-avoidance rules against international tax planning: A classification

    This paper describes the main anti-avoidance rules against international tax planning by multinational enterprises in OECD and G20 countries.

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  • 6-February-2017

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    International differences in corporate taxation, foreign direct investment and tax revenue

    This paper assesses the redistribution of foreign direct investments (FDI) and tax revenues among countries due to multinationals’ response to international differences in corporate tax systems.

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  • 6-February-2017

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    Debt and tax planning by multinationals

    Multinational enterprises (MNEs) manipulate the location of their debts to reduce their corporate tax burden. Indeed, by locating debts in higher-tax rate countries, MNEs can deduct interest payments against a higher tax rate. This paper provides evidence of such manipulation of debt location.

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  • 6-February-2017

    English

    International differences in corporate taxation, foreign direct investment and tax revenue

    This paper assesses the redistribution of foreign direct investments (FDI) and tax revenues among countries due to multinationals’ response to international differences in corporate tax systems.

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  • 6-February-2017

    English

    International tax planning, competition and market structure

    This paper investigates if tax planning by large multinationals distorts competition in their favour and allows them to crowd out other firms. The competitive implications of tax planning are frequently mentioned in the tax policy debate, but not yet documented empirically to our knowledge. This paper aims to fill this gap.

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