Working Papers


  • 7-February-2017

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    Economics Department Working Papers by cross country analysis

    This series of Working Papers is designed to make available, to a wider readership, selected studies which the Department has prepared for use within OECD. Authorship is generally collective, but main individual authors are named.

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  • 7-February-2017

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    Economics Department Working Papers - List

    This series of Working Papers is designed to make available, to a wider readership, selected studies which the Department has prepared for use within OECD. Authorship is generally collective, but main individual authors are named.

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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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  • 11-January-2017

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    Fostering inclusive growth in Malaysia

    Malaysia has followed a comparatively equitable development path, largely eliminating absolute poverty and greatly reduced ethnic inequality.

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  • 11-January-2017

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    Malaysia’s economic success story and challenges

    Malaysia has sustained over four decades of rapid, inclusive growth, reducing its dependence on agriculture and commodity exports to become a more diversified, modern and open economy.

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