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UCLouvain Economics Seminar - Julien Martin, UQAM
By UCLouvain Economics Seminar

The novelty of the term is the ‘hybrid’ format of the seminar. You are highly encouraged to attend the seminar in person on campus, but under the current circumstances attendance is limited.

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Julien Martin

Université du Québec à Montréal

will give a presentation on

Corporate tax avoidance and industry concentration


This paper argues that tax avoidance by large corporations has contributed to the 25% increase in concentration among U.S. firms since the mid-1990s. Corporate tax avoidance gives large firms a competitive edge, which translates into larger market shares and an increase in the granularity of the economy. We develop IV and difference-in-differences strategies that show the causal impact of tax avoidance on firm-level sales. Had firms not resorted to tax avoidance in 2017, our results imply that the average industry concentration would have been 8.3% lower, which is around its early 2000 level.

with Mathieu Parenti and Farid Toubal

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15 October
12:45 - 14:00
1 Place Montesquieu
Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Wallonie Belgique