Barakat, Mounther-Hussein and Rao, Ramesh-P (2003): The role of taxes in capital structure: evidence from taxed and non-taxed Arab economies.
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The Arab economies present a unique opportunity to test the tax model of capital structure. These economies may be dichotomized into taxable and non-taxable states. The results support a number of implications of the tax-based theories of capital structure. We document relatively higher leverage in economies that impose a corporate income tax. We also document that leverage is significantly positive in the proxy for corporate marginal tax rate. In addition, we find that non-debt tax shield is a positive and significant determinant of capital structure in non-taxed economies, but is insignificant in taxed economies. Additionally, we find that leverage is systematically related to size, collateral, and profitability. The overall results are suggestive of the portability of capital structure theory(ies) across diverse economies.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The role of taxes in capital structure: evidence from taxed and non-taxed Arab economies|
|Keywords:||Capital Struacutre; Arab Economies; Taxes; Debt Tax Shiled|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook > E62 - Fiscal Policy
F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance
G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance
G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G32 - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
|Depositing User:||Mounther H. barakat|
|Date Deposited:||01. Oct 2010 19:38|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 11:17|
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