The Dividend Clientele Hypothesis : Evidence from the 2003 Tax Act ∗


In this paper, I test the dividend clientele hypothesis (DCH) by examining the impact of the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 (the 2003 tax act) on household portfolio dividend yields. The DCH predicts that the 2003 tax act, which reduced the tax-disadvantage of dividends differentially across the income distribution, would cause high… (More)


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