Michele Bernini

Contact Information
University of Sheffield
Email: michele.bernini@gmail.com
Ph.D., University of Trento, School of International Studies
Year obtained/expected: 2014

Job Search Objective: I am currently a Research Associate at the University of Sheffield. My short-term objective is to find a position as a lecturer in a vibrant economic department. I value greatly the possibility of collaborating with more senior researchers in the field of trade and industrial organization.

Killing a second bird with one stone? Promoting firm growth and export through tax policy

Is a preferential tax regime for small and medium enterprises an effective tool to sustain countries’ extensive margins of trade? This paper answers this question by exploiting a policy experiment in France. We find that the introduction of a reduced corporate tax (CT) rate promotes SMEs’ capital accumulation, and through this channel, their export participation. Our estimates show that a 50% reduction in the CT rate increases export propensity of SMEs between 8 and 15%.

Fields of Specialization Research Area
International Trade
Industrial Organization
Firm Level - Trade
Firm Level - Empirics
Firm Level - General


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