Taxes and Stimuli of Investment under Uncertainty
This article considers the effect on an irreversible investment of a subsidy to investment in combination with a taxation of future profits. It is shown that such a combination raising a zero expected revenue decreases the trigger value of investment. The tax rate for which the stimulus works at zero expected cost decreases as heterogeneity in the group of investors increases. The importance of the result is exemplified by the graduate tax.
- E22 : Capital; Investment (including Inventories); Capacity
- G31 : Capital Budgeting; Investment Policy
- E62 : Fiscal Policy; Public Expenditures, Investment, and Finance; Taxation
- D92 : Intertemporal Firm Choice and Growth, Investment, or Financing