Effect of taxation on incentives to invest

scale 1-7, 2013–2017

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Countries with efficient goods markets are well positioned to produce the right mix of products and services given their particular supply-and-demand conditions, as well as to ensure that these goods can be most effectively traded in the economy. Healthy market competition, both domestic and foreign, is important in driving market efficiency, and thus business productivity, by ensuring that the most efficient firms, producing goods demanded by the market, are those that thrive. It is well established that taxation in general affects productivity by reducing investment, because it effectively increases the cost of investment capital.

Source: World Economic Forum