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Hines, James R.

Works: 116 works in 852 publications in 1 language and 10,448 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by James R Hines
Rethinking estate and gift taxation( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International taxation and multinational activity by James R Hines( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains nine papers that were prepared as part of a research project on the impact of taxation on international capital flows, undertaken by the National Bureau of Economic Research. These papers present quantitative findings concerning the effects of taxation on foreign direct investment, international tax avoidance, and international productivity spillovers
The effects of taxation on multinational corporations by Martin S Feldstein( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the effect of tax policy on international investment choices by presenting in-depth analyses of the interaction of international tax rules and the investment decisions of multinational enterprises. Ten papers assess the role of investment by multinational firms in the U.S. economy and the design of international tax rules for multinational investment; analyze channels through which international tax rules affect the costs of international business activities; and examine ways in which international tax rules affect financing decisions of multinational firms. As a group, the papers demonstrate that international tax rules have significant effects on firms' investment and other financing decisions. This state-of-the-art volume will be of interest to researchers in public finance and international economics and to policymakers concerned with tax policy and international investment issues
Taxing multinational corporations by Martin S Feldstein( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the increasingly global business environment of the 1990s, policymakers and executives of multinational corporations must make informed decisions based on a sound knowledge of U.S. and foreign tax policy. Written for a nontechnical audience, Taxing Multinational Corporations summarizes up-to-the-minute research on the structure and effects of tax policies. The book covers such practical issues as the impact of tax law on U.S. competitiveness, the volume and location of research and development spending, the extent of foreign direct investment, and the financial practices of multinational companies. In ten succinct chapters, the book documents the channels through which tax policy in the United States and abroad affects plant and equipment investments, spending on research and development, the cost of debt and equity finance, and dividend repatriations by United States subsidiaries. It also discusses the impact of U.S. firms' outbound foreign investment on domestic and foreign economies. Especially useful to non-specialists is an appendix that summarizes current United States rules for taxing international income. The findings of this volume will be of immediate value to executives, lawyers, accountants, and all who seek a concise, thorough overview of international taxation. It is also of long-term value to scholars and policymakers as they debate reforms of international tax rules in the United States and elsewhere
Taxing corporate income in the 21st century by Alan J Auerbach( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most countries levy taxes on corporations, but the impact - and therefore the wisdom - of such taxes is highly controversial among economists. Does the burden of these taxes fall on wealthy shareowners, or is it passed along to those who work for, or buy the products of, corporations? Can a country with high corporate taxes remain competitive in the global economy? This book features state-of-the-art research by leading economists and accountants that sheds light on these and related questions, including how taxes affect corporate dividend policy, stock market value, avoidance, and evasion. The studies promise to inform both future tax policy and regulatory policy, especially in light of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission that are having profound effects on the market for tax planning and auditing in the wake of the well-publicized accounting scandals in Enron and WorldCom
Comparative fiscal federalism : comparing the European Court of Justice and the US Supreme Court's tax jurisprudence by Reuven S Avi-Yonah( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This book] provides a full-scale comparative analysis of the tax jurisprudence of the judicial systems of the European Union (EU) and the United States (US). Judicial review of taxation in the world's two most economically significant multistate systems has exposed a remarkable divergence. Although there are important differences between the competences of the two tribunals, the fact remains that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has been much more aggressive in striking down Member State income tax rules than has the US Supreme Court in comparable cases. This book -- now in an updated second edition -- asks: Why this divergence? And what can the two tribunals learn from each other about adjudicating issues that arise from the interaction of tax regimes in the context of a single market?"--
International taxation by Roger H Gordon( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The integration of world capital markets carries important implications for the design and impact of tax policies. This paper evaluates research findings on international taxation, drawing attention to connections and inconsistencies between theoretical and empirical observations. Diamond and Mirrlees (1971) note that small open economies incur very high costs in attempting to tax the returns to local capital investment, since local factors bear the burden of such taxes in the form of productive inefficiencies. Richman (1963) argues that countries may simultaneously want to tax the worldwide capital income of domestic residents, implying that any taxes paid to foreign governments should be merely deductible from domestic taxable income. Governments do not adopt policies that are consistent with these forecasts. Corporate income is taxed at high rates by wealthy countries, and most countries either exempt foreign-source income of domestic multinationals from tax provide credits rather than deductions for taxes paid abroad. Furthermore, individual investors can use various methods to avoid domestic taxes on their foreign-source incomes, in the process also avoiding taxes on their domestic-source incomes. Individual and firm behavior also differs from that forecast by simple theories. Observed portfolios are not fully diversified worldwide. Foreign direct investment is common even when it faces tax penalties relative to other investment in host countries. While economic activity, and tax avoidance activity, is highly responsive to tax rates and tax structure, there are many aspects of tax-motivated behavior that are difficult to reconcile with simple microeconomic incentives. There are promising recent efforts to reconcile observations with theory. To the extent that multinational firms possess intangible capital on which they earn returns with foreign direct investment, even small countries may have a degree of market power, leading to fiscal externalities. Tax avoidance is pervasive, generating
"Tax sparing" and direct investment in developing countries by James R Hines( Book )

14 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper analyzes the effect of and performance of foreign direct investment (FDI). sparing foreign investment income to permit investors to receive the full benefits of host country tax reductions. For example, Japanese firms investing in countries with whom Japan has agreements are entitled to claim foreign tax credits for income taxes that they would have paid to foreign governments in the absence of tax holidays and other special abatements. Most high-income capital-exporting countries grant "tax sparing" for FDI in developing countries, while the United States does not. Comparisons of Japanese and American investment patterns reveal that the volume of Japanese FDI located in countries with whom Japan has than what it would have been otherwise. In addition, Japanese firms are subject to 23% lower tax rates than are their American counterparts in countries with whom Japan has agreements. Similar patters appear when with the United Kingdom are used as instruments for Japanese sparing influences the level and location of foreign direct investment and the willingness of foreign governments to offer tax concessions
"Basket" cases : international joint ventures after the Tax Reform Act of 1986 by Mihir A Desai( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the impact of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 (TRA) on international joint ventures by American firms. The evidence suggests that the TRA had a significant effect on the organizational form of U.S. business activity abroad. The TRA mandates the use of separate credits on income received from foreign corporations owned 50% or less by Americans. This limitation on worldwide averaging greatly reduces the attractiveness of joint ventures to American investors, particularly ventures in low-tax foreign countries. Aggregate data indicate that U.S. participation in international joint ventures fell sharply after 1986. The decline in U.S. joint venture activity is most pronounced in low-tax countries, which is consistent with the incentives created by the TRA. Moreover, joint ventures in low-tax countries use more debt and pay greater royalties to their U.S. parents after 1986, which reflects their incentives to economize on dividend payments
Three sides of Harberger triangles by James R Hines( Book )

14 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: Harberger triangles are used to calculate the efficiency costs of taxes, government regulations, monopolistic practices, and various other market distortions. This paper considers the historical development of Harberger triangles, the associated theoretical controversies, and the contribution of Harberger triangles to subsequent empirical work and theories of market imperfections. Prior to the publication of Arnold Harberger's papers, economists very rarely estimated deadweight losses. The empirical deadweight loss literature expanded greatly since the 1960s now quite common. Meanwhile, critical evaluation of deadweight loss estimates led to new theories of rent-seeking and other inefficiencies of economies with multiple distortions
Tax policy and the activities of multinational corporations by James R Hines( Book )

15 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: This paper reviews quantitative studies of the impact of international tax rules on the financial and real behavior of multinational firms. The evidence, much of it recent, indicates that taxation significantly influences foreign direct investment, corporate borrowing, transfer pricing, dividend and royalty payments, R & D activity, exports, bribe payments, and location choices. While taxes appear to influence a wide range of activity, the literature does not offer many subtle tests designed to distinguish different theories of the effects of taxation on multinational firms. The paper evaluates the reliability of existing evidence and its implications for the design of international tax policy
Excess capital flows and the burden of inflation in open economies by Mihir A Desai( Book )

14 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper estimates the efficiency consequences of interactions between nominal tax systems and inflation in open economies. Domestic inflation changes after-tax real interest rates at home and abroad, thereby stimulating international capital movement and influencing domestic and foreign tax receipts, saving, and investment. The efficiency costs of inflation-induced international capital reallocations are typically much larger than those that accompany inflation in closed economies, even if capital is imperfectly mobile internationally. Differences between inflation rates are responsible for international capital movements and accompanying deadweight losses, suggesting that international monetary coordination has the potential to reduce the inefficiencies associated with inflation-induced capital movements
Understanding tax evasion dynamics by Eduardo Engel( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans who are caught evading taxes in one year may be audited for prior years. While the IRS does not disclose its method of selecting tax returns to audit, it is widely believed that a taxpayer's probability of being audited is an increasing function of current evasion. Under these circumstances, a rational taxpayer's current evasion is a decreasing function of prior evasion, since, if audited and caught for evading this year, the taxpayer may incur penalties for past evasions. The paper presents a model that formalizes this notion, and derives its implications for the responsiveness of individual and aggregate tax evasion to changes in the economic environment. The aggregate behavior of American taxpayers over the 1947 - 1993 period is consistent with the implications of this model. Specifically, aggregate tax evasion is higher in years in which past evasions are small relative to current tax liabilities -- which is the case when incomes or tax rates rise. Furthermore, aggregate audit-related fines and penalties imposed by the IRS are positively related not only to aggregate current-year evasion but also to evasion in prior years. The estimates imply that the average tax evasion rate in the United states over this period is 42% lower than it would be if taxpayers were unconcerned about retrospective audits
Nonprofit business activity and the unrelated business income tax by James R Hines( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper evaluates the unrelated business income tax (UBIT) with respect to non-profit organizations
Taxed avoidance : American participation in unsanctioned international boycotts by James R Hines( Book )

16 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American firms are subject to tax and civil penalties for participating in international boycotts (other than those sanctioned by the U.S. government). These penalties apply primarily to American companies that cooperate with the Arab League's boycott of Israel. The effectiveness of U.S. antiboycott legislation is reflected in the fact that American firms comply with only 30 percent of the 10,000 boycott requests they receive annually. The cross-sectional pattern is informative: the U.S. tax penalty for boycott participation is an increasing function of foreign tax rates, and reported compliance rates vary inversely with tax rates. Tax rate differences of 10 percent are associated with 6 percent differences in rates of compliance with boycott requests. This evidence suggests that U.S. anti-boycott legislation significantly reduces the willingness of American firms to participate in the boycott of Israel, reducing boycott participation rates by as much as 15-30 percent
Forbidden payment : foreign bribery and American business after 1977 by James R Hines( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States prohibits American individuals and corporations from bribing foreign government officials. Legislation enacted in 1976 and 1977 stipulates tax penalties, fines, and even prison terms for executives of American companies that pay illegal bribes. This paper examines the effect of US anti-bribery legislation on the operations of US firms in bribe-prone countries after 1977. Four separate indicators reveal that US business activities in these countries fell sharply after passage of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977. These results suggest that this unilateral action by the United States served to weaken the competitive positions of American firms without significantly reducing the importance of bribery to foreign business transactions
Taxes, technology transfer, and the R & D activities of multinational firms by James R Hines( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multinational firms that use domestic technologies in foreign locations are required to pay royalties from foreign users to domestic owners. Foreign governments often tax these royalty payments. High royalty tax rates raise the cost of imported technologies. This paper examines the effect of royalty taxes on the local R & D intensities for foreign affiliates of multinational corporations, looking both at foreign-owned affiliates in the United States and at American-owned affiliates in other countries. The results indicate that higher royalty taxes are associated with greater R & D intensity on the part of affiliates, suggesting that local R & D is a substitute for imported technology
Interest allocation rules, financing patterns, and the operations of U.S. multinationals by Kenneth Froot( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the impact of the 1986 change in U.S. interest allocation rules on the investment and financing decisions of American multinationals. The 1986 change reduced the tax deductibility of the interest expenses of firms with excess foreign tax credits. The resulting increase in the cost of debt gives firms incentives to substitute away from using debt finance. Furthermore, to the extent that perfect financing substitutes are not available, the overall cost of capital rises as well. The empirical tests indicate that the loss of tax deductibility of parent-company interest expenses appears to reduce significantly borrowing and investing by firms with excess foreign tax credits. The same firms tend to undertake new lease commitments, which may reflect the use of leases as alternatives to capital ownership. In addition, firms affected by the tax change tend to scale back the scope of their foreign and total operations. These results are consistent with the hypothesis that firms substitute away from debt when debt becomes more expensive, and also with the hypothesis that the loss of interest tax shields increases a firm's cost of capital
Another look at whether a rising tide lifts all boats by James R Hines( Book )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: Periods of rapid U.S. economic growth during the 1960s and 1970s coincided with improved living standards for many segments of the population, including the disadvantaged as well as the affluent, suggesting to some that a rising economic tide lifts all demographic boats. This paper investigates the impact of U.S. business cycle conditions on population well-being since the 1970s. Aggregate employment and hours worked in this period are strongly procyclical, particularly for low-skilled workers, while aggregate real wages are only mildly procyclical. Similar patterns appear in a balanced panel of PSID respondents that removes the effects of changing workforce composition, though the magnitude of the responsiveness of real wages to unemployment appears to have declined in the last 20 years. Economic upturns increase the likelihood that workers acquire jobs in sectors with positively sloped career ladders. Spending by state and local governments in all categories rises during economic expansions, including welfare spending, for which needs vary countercyclically. Since the disadvantaged are likely to benefit disproportionately from such government spending, it follows that the public finances also contribute to conveying the benefits of a strong economy to diverse population groups
The uneasy marriage of export incentives and the income tax by Mihir A Desai( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper investigates the economic impact of tax incentives for American exports
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Aliens--Taxation Boycotts Bribery Business cycles--Econometric models Capital market Capital movements--Mathematical models Consumption (Economics)--Econometric models Corporations, American--Corrupt practices Corporations, American--Taxation Corporations, Foreign--Taxation Corporations--Taxation Court of Justice of the European Communities Developing countries Double taxation Economic sanctions Europe--European Union countries Gifts--Taxation Gifts--Taxation--Law and legislation Harberger, Arnold C Income tax--Foreign income Income tax--Law and legislation Income tax--Law and legislation--U.S. states Inflation (Finance)--Mathematical models Inheritance and transfer tax Inheritance and transfer tax--Law and legislation International business enterprises--Finance International business enterprises--Law and legislation International business enterprises--Taxation International economic relations Investments, American--Econometric models Investments, American--Taxation--Econometric models Investments, Foreign Investments, Foreign--Taxation Investments, Foreign--Taxation--Econometric models Investments, Japanese--Econometric models Markets--Econometric models Monopolies--Econometric models Prices--Econometric models Supply and demand--Econometric models Taxation--Economic aspects Taxation--Mathematical models Tax evasion--Econometric models Tax incidence Tax incidence--U.S. states Taxing power--U.S. states Tax planning Tax Reform Act of 1986 (United States) Trade regulation--Econometric models United States United States.--Supreme Court
Rethinking estate and gift taxation
Alternative Names
Hines, James R. 1958- jr

Hines, James R. 1958- junior

Hines, James R. jr. 1958-

Hines, James R. junior 1958-

Hines, James Rodger 1958-

Hines Jr., James R.

James R. Hines economist (University of Michigan)

James R. Hines Wirtschaftswissenschaftler (University of Michigan)

Rodger Hines, James 1958-

English (289)

International taxation and multinational activityThe effects of taxation on multinational corporationsTaxing multinational corporationsTaxing corporate income in the 21st centuryComparative fiscal federalism : comparing the European Court of Justice and the US Supreme Court's tax jurisprudenceInternational taxation