Do Taxes Matter? Yes, No, Maybe so

Posted: 5 Jun 2003


The author considers whether taxes have an effect on economic development. She finds it unlikely that taxes are an important factor in explaining differences in business location decisions between states or regions. However, she thinks that on the intraregional level, high local property taxes deter economic growth.

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McGuire, Therese J., Do Taxes Matter? Yes, No, Maybe so. Available at SSRN:

Therese J. McGuire (Contact Author)

Northwestern University - Department of Management & Strategy ( email )

Kellogg School of Management
2001 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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