Indirect Access to Intellectual Property Regimes - Effects on Austrian and German Affiliates

Jan Loeprick

Publikation: Working/Discussion PaperWU Working Paper

Abstract

This paper assesses the spillover effect of European Patent Boxes on affiliates of MNEs operating in Austria and Germany. I divide firms in a control and treatment group, the latter having affiliates in countries where preferential
regimes for patent and other IP income have been introduced between 2005-2011. My findings suggest that Austrian and German firms, which have gained indirect access to preferential IP regimes via their affiliates, reduce
their reported profit levels. I do not observe, however, an effect on the level of intangible assets owned by these firms. (author's abstract)
OriginalspracheEnglisch
ErscheinungsortVienna
HerausgeberWU Vienna University of Economics and Business
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 1 März 2015
Extern publiziertJa

Publikationsreihe

NameWU International Taxation Research Paper Series
Nr.2015-13

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