Measuring the impact of financial taxation on capital: Evidence from chilean manufacturing plants

Juan A. Correa, Miguel Lorca, Francisco Parro

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Abstract

Using panel data from Chilean manufacturing plants, we estimate the impact of a stamp tax, levied on loans by financial institutions, on capital stock. Our results show that the tax has a statistically significant negative effect on the stock of capital. Specifically, we find that a rise of one percentage point in the financial tax rate decreases the stock of capital by about 4%. We also find that the impact on firms is heterogeneous, depending on the intensity of the different types of capital they hold. In particular, the demand for capital from firms with a higher percentage of structural assets, such as land and buildings, is relatively less affected by the tax.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-39
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Applied Economics
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Financial transaction tax
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Stock of capital

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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