Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Corporate Income Tax, Legal Form of Organization, and Employment
A dynamic stochastic occupational choice model with heterogeneous agents is developed to evaluate the impact of a corporate income tax reduction on employment. In this framework, the key margin is the endogenous entrepreneurial choice of the legal form of organization (LFO). A reduction in the corporate income tax burden encourages adoption of the C corporation legal form, which reduces capital constraints on ﬁrms. Improved capital re-allocation increases overall productive eﬃciency in the economy and therefore expands the labor market. Relative to the benchmark economy, a corporate income tax cut can reduce the non-employment rate by up to 7 percent.
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Daphne Chen & Shi Qi & Don E. Schlagenhauf, Corporate Income Tax, Legal Form of Organization, and Employment, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Working Papers 2017-21, 31 Jul 2017.
- E02 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - Institutions and the Macroeconomy
- E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
- E60 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General
- L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
Keywords: Corporate Income Tax; Legal form of Organization; Employment
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