THE IMPACT OF TAX CUTS ON ECONOMIC GROWTH: EVIDENCE FROM THE CANADIAN PROVINCES

@article{Ferede2012THEIO,
  title={THE IMPACT OF TAX CUTS ON ECONOMIC GROWTH: EVIDENCE FROM THE CANADIAN PROVINCES},
  author={Ergete Ferede and Bev Dahlby},
  journal={National Tax Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={65},
  pages={563 - 594}
}
We examine the impact of the Canadian provincial governments' tax rates on economic growth using panel data covering the period 1977-2006. We find that a higher provincial statutory corporate income tax rate is associated with lower private investment and slower economic growth. Our empirical estimates suggest that a 1 percentage point cut in the corporate tax rate is related to a 0.1-0.2 percentage point increase in the annual growth rate. Our results also indicate that switching from a retail… 
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