Investment: Tax policy and the cost of capital

Investment: Tax policy and the cost of capital

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qDale Jorgenson . . . is preeminently the master of the territory between economics and statistics, where both have to be applied to the study of concrete probl ems. His prolonged exploration of the determinants of investment spending, whatever its ultimate lessons, will certainly long stand as one of the finest example s in the marriage of theory and practice in economics.q -- John Bates Clark Medal citation by the American Economic Association These studies of the cost of capital will inspire and guide policy-makers who share the goal of making the allocation of capital in a market economy more efficient. Volume 2 is devoted to the cost of capital approach to tax policy. This approach has supplied an important intellectual impetus for reforms of capital income taxation in the United States and around the world. Widespread applications of the cost of capital and the closely related concept of the marginal effective tax rate are due to the fact that these concepts facilitate the representation of economically relevant features of complex tax statutes in a highly succinct form.Table 2.10 Estimated changes in gross and net investment in equipment and structures, and in capital stock, resulting from suspension of the investment tax credit for equipment and accelerated depreciation for structures from October 10, anbsp;...

Title:Investment: Tax policy and the cost of capital
Author:Dale Weldeau Jorgenson
Publisher:MIT Press - 1996


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