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Starting businesses and taxation: how do they interact ?

Collège de France - PARIS - 2017

We will study the empirical validity of two common obervations (1) innovative projects have a low probability of generate high returns and (2) economic agents are generally risk-averse. To do so we need to: – estimate the distribution of potential revenue for a company owner using after tax reduction and – estimate the aggregated elasticity of company set up in regards to shifts in the taxation system.