ESA National Economic Panel Polls
US corporate tax cuts - March 2018
Proposition: "The recent US corporate tax cuts will have no impact on investments in and capital flows into Australia."
Collaborator credits: we would like to thank John Hewson for his assistance in framing this poll question and for his expert overview of the results.
Overview of poll results by John Hewson
There is now considerable debate about the so-called “trickle down” effects of corporate tax cuts by way of increased investment, employment, wages, and therefore overall growth. The evidence is mounting that, even over time, the effects could be quite minimal. Similar debate has ensued about why the lowest historical cost of capital since the GFC hasn’t resulted in the anticipated investment “boom”.