Michael Smart

University of Toronto - Department of Economics

150 St. George Street

Institute for Policy Analysis

Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G7

Canada

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Poschinger Str. 5

Munich, DE-81679

Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

39

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Scholarly Papers (39)

1.

In Praise of Tax Havens: International Tax Planning and Foreign Direct Investment

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1942
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 28 Mar 2007
Qing Hong and Michael Smart
University of Toronto - Department of Economics and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
Downloads 1,209 (19,609)
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income shifting, tax planning, foreign direct investment, tax competition, thin capitalization

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On Limited Liability and the Development of Capital Markets: An Historical Analysis

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 09 Dec 1996
Michael Smart
University of Toronto - Department of Economics
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The Impact on Investment of Replacing a Retail Sales Tax by a Value-Added Tax: Evidence from Canadian Experience

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 29 Sep 2008
Michael Smart and Richard M. Bird
University of Toronto - Department of Economics and University of Toronto - Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
Downloads 398 (86,467)
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state taxes, sales tax, value-added tax, investment

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Income Shifting, Investment, and Tax Competition: Theory and Evidence from Provincial Taxation in Canada

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 11 Sep 2001
Jack Mintz and Michael Smart
University of Calgary - The School of Public Policy and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
Downloads 383 (90,340)
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The Economic Incidence of Replacing a Retail Sales Tax by a Value-Added Tax: Evidence from Canadian Experience

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 29 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2008
Michael Smart and Richard M. Bird
University of Toronto - Department of Economics and University of Toronto - Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
Downloads 342 (102,810)
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tax incidence, sales tax, value-added tax, Canada

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Regional Grants as Pork Barrel Politics

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 26 Apr 2005
Kevin S. Milligan and Michael Smart
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
Downloads 312 (113,779)
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The Efficiency Consequences of Local Revenue Equalization: Tax Competition and Tax Distortions

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Oct 2002
Sam Bucovetsky and Michael Smart
York University - Department of Economics and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
Downloads 300 (118,718)
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Tax Competition, Intergovernmental Grants

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The Gst Cut and Fiscal Imbalance

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 Jul 2006
Michael Smart and Richard M. Bird
University of Toronto - Department of Economics and University of Toronto - Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
Downloads 296 (120,390)
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Canada, GST, fiscal imbalance, retail sales tax

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Is Targeted Tax Competition Less Harmful than its Remedies?

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Nov 2001
Eckhard Janeba and Michael Smart
University of Mannheim - Department of Economics and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
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Preferential Taxation, Tax Competition, Multiple Tax Bases

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Study to Quantify and Analyse the VAT Gap in the EU-27 Member States

CASE Network Reports No. 116/2013
Number of pages: 168 Posted: 11 Dec 2013
CASE - Center for Economic and Social Research, CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research, CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis, University of Toronto - Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
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Optimal Taxation, Efficiency, Incidence, Externalities, Redistributive Effects, Environmental Taxes and Subsidies, Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies, Business Taxes and Subsidies, Tax Evasion, Other Sources of Revenue, Other

VAT in a Federal System: Lessons from Canada

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2115622
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 24 Jul 2012
Richard M. Bird and Michael Smart
University of Toronto - Joseph L. Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
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VAT, GST, Canada, dual VAT

VAT in a Federal System: Lessons from Canada

Public Budgeting & Finance, Vol. 34, Issue 4, pp. 38-60, 2014
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 05 Dec 2014
Richard M. Bird and Michael Smart
University of Toronto - Joseph L. Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
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Incentives for Public Investment Under Fiscal Rules

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3860
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Jack Mintz and Michael Smart
University of Calgary - The School of Public Policy and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
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Public Sector Economics & Finance, Investment and Investment Climate, Economic Theory & Research, Public & Municipal Finance, Urban Economics

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Term Limits and Electoral Accountability

LSE PSPE Working Paper No. 3
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 21 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 26 Dec 2007
Michael Smart and Daniel M. Sturm
University of Toronto - Department of Economics and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) - Faculty of Economics
Downloads 190 (185,607)
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Term Limits and Electoral Accountability

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 05 Apr 2004
Michael Smart and Daniel M. Sturm
University of Toronto - Department of Economics and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) - Faculty of Economics
Downloads 39 (505,365)
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Political agency, accountability, term limits

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Assigning State Taxes in a Federal Country: The Case of Australia

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 18 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2009
Richard M. Bird and Michael Smart
University of Toronto - Joseph L. Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
Downloads 185 (190,229)
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Australia, state taxes, intergovernmental transfers, fiscal federalism

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Taxing Consumption in Canada: Rates, Revenues, and Redistribution

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 Mar 2016
Richard M. Bird and Michael Smart
University of Toronto - Joseph L. Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
Downloads 154 (222,702)
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sales tax, excise tax, value-added tax, incidence, progressivity

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Departures from Neutrality in Canada's Goods and Services Tax

University of Calgary SPP Research Papers, Vol. 5, Issue 5, February 2012
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 29 Feb 2012
Michael Smart
University of Toronto - Department of Economics
Downloads 151 (226,362)

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tax, GST, value, added, consumption, policy, inefficiency, efficiency, rate, revenue, VAT, HST, Canada, system

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Earmarked Grants and Accountability in Government

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 1498775
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 03 Nov 2009
Richard M. Bird and Michael Smart
University of Toronto - Joseph L. Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
Downloads 147 (231,319)
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grants, grants, earmarking, accountability, fiscal federalism, intergovernmental transfers

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Limited Liability and the Development of Capital Markets

FRB of Cleveland Working Paper No. 07-03
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 19 Oct 2007
Ed Nosal and Michael Smart
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
Downloads 137 (244,880)
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limited liability, capital markets, risk, investment

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The Impact of Sales Tax Reform on Ontario Consumers: A First Look at the Evidence

SPP Research Paper No. 11-3
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 06 Sep 2011
Michael Smart
University of Toronto - Department of Economics
Downloads 129 (256,547)
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HST, Tax, Ontario, Consumer, GST

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Raising Taxes through Equalization

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1926
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 07 Mar 2007
Michael Smart
University of Toronto - Department of Economics
Downloads 109 (291,452)
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Raising Taxes through Equalization

Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 1188-1212, November 2007
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 22 Oct 2007
Michael Smart
University of Toronto - Department of Economics
Downloads 19 (629,298)
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Tax-Exempt Investors and the Asset Allocation Puzzle

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 19 Feb 2001
Jack Mintz and Michael Smart
University of Calgary - The School of Public Policy and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
Downloads 118 (274,100)
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Corporate Lobbying and Commitment Failure in Capital Taxation

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 22 Apr 2002
Nicolas Marceau and Michael Smart
Centre Interuniversitaire sur le Risque, les Politiques Economiques et l'Emploi (CIRPEE) and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
Downloads 104 (299,433)
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Do Fiscal Transfers Alleviate Business Tax Competition? Evidence from Germany

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1955
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 18 Apr 2007
Ifo Institute for Economic Research - International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment, ETH Zurich - Department of Management, Technology and Economics and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
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equalization grants, tax competition, local public finance, fiscal capacity equalization

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Vat Compliance, Trade, and Institutions

CESifo Working Paper No. 7780
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 09 Aug 2019
Peter Morrow, Michael Smart and Artur Swistak
University of Toronto, University of Toronto - Department of Economics and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Downloads 88 (333,562)
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Tax Policy Next to the Elephant: Business Tax Reform in the Wake of the US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 537
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 Apr 2019
Kenneth J. McKenzie and Michael Smart
University of Calgary - Department of Economics and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
Downloads 68 (386,805)
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Fiscal and Tax Policy; Business and Capital Taxation;International Competitiveness

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The Structure and Presentation of Provincial Budgets

SPP Research Paper No. 8-25
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 06 Jun 2015
Bev Dahlby and Michael Smart
University of Calgary and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
Downloads 64 (399,233)
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public infrastructure,public infrastructure using debt,capital budgeting, provincial budgeting,infrastructure

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Tax Loss Utilization and Corporate Groups: A Policy Conundrum

SPP Research Paper No. 6-3
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 28 Mar 2013
Stephen Richardson and Michael Smart
University of Calgary - School of Public Policy and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
Downloads 63 (402,485)

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corporate, tax, Canada, investments, policy, system, business, law, transfer, income

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Fiscal Restraints and Voter Welfare

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. PEPP06
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 11 Jul 2008
Timothy J. Besley and Michael Smart
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
Downloads 62 (405,725)
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Tax Credits and the Use of Medical Care

NBER Working Paper No. w9855
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 23 Jul 2003 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2005
Michael Smart and Mark Stabile
University of Toronto - Department of Economics and INSEAD
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An Estimable Model of Income Redistribution in a Federation: Musgrave Meets Oates

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 7043
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Jul 2018
Kevin S. Milligan and Michael Smart
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
Downloads 33 (523,668)
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taxation, redistribution, fiscal federalism

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Finances of the Nation: Taxation of Top Incomes in Canada — Recent Developments in Rates and Redistribution

Canadian Tax Journal/Revue fiscale canadienne, Vol. 67, No. 2, 2019, pp. 349-361
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 24 Jun 2019
Michael Smart
University of Toronto - Department of Economics
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tax rates, tax revenues, redistribution, equality

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Policy Forum: Business Tax Reform in the United States and Canada

Canadian Tax Journal/Revue fiscale canadienne, Vol. 67, No. 1, 2019
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 23 May 2019
Kenneth J. McKenzie and Michael Smart
University of Calgary - Department of Economics and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
Downloads 20 (601,614)

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tax reform, corporate taxes, investment, tax rates

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Does Tax Competition Raise Voter Welfare?

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 24 Jan 2002
Timothy J. Besley and Michael Smart
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
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Tax Credits, Insurance, and the Use of Medical Care

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 01 Apr 2005
Michael Smart and Mark Stabile
University of Toronto - Department of Economics and INSEAD
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Taxation and Top Incomes in Canada

NBER Working Paper No. w20489
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 15 Sep 2014
Kevin S. Milligan and Michael Smart
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
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Taxation and Top Incomes in Canada

Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique, Vol. 48, Issue 2, pp. 655-681, 2015
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 18 Jan 2016
Kevin S. Milligan and Michael Smart
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
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Finances of the Nation: Taxing Consumption in Canada: Rates, Revenues, and Redistribution

Canadian Tax Journal, 2016, Vol. 64, No. 2, p. 417, Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2909918
Posted: 02 Feb 2017
Richard M. Bird and Michael Smart
University of Toronto - Joseph L. Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Department of Economics

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sales taxes, excise taxes, rates, revenue, incidence, redistribution

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Reforming the Direct-Indirect Tax Mix

Posted: 30 May 2002
Michael Smart
University of Toronto - Department of Economics

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Uniform commodity taxation, tax reform, excess burden

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Competitive Insurance Markets with Two Unobservables

Posted: 20 Oct 2000
Michael Smart
University of Toronto - Department of Economics

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Allocating taxable income for provincial corporate income taxation in Canada, 2015-2017: practice and analysis

The School of Public Policy Publications
Number of pages: 17
Michael Smart and François Vaillancourt
University of Toronto - Department of Economics and University of Montreal
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corporate income tax, formula allocation