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%.