What effects do corporate taxes have on economic growth and employment?

Client/Funding Institution

Hans Böckler Stiftung


Central questions of the tax policy debate regularly revolve around the macroeconomic effects of (changes in) corporate taxation. How do corporate taxes affect economic growth, investment and employment? In terms of a systematic processing of the topic, this project is developing a strategy that aims at a quantitative overview of relevant strands of corporate tax literature. The expected project results create a basis for a systematic examination of questions of the macroeconomic effects of corporate taxes, which repeatedly play a role in economic policy debates.


August 2020 - February 2021

wiiw team Leader

Philipp Heimberger

wiiw Staff

Magdalena Höllhuber


Countries covered: European Union

Research Areas: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy, Labour, Migration and Income Distribution