Measuring Economic Activity in the Presence of Superstar MNEs

The Finance Act of 2015 introduced Irish residency, foreign-owned status to a number of large firms that otherwise functioned as “Stateless” while maintaining minimal effective tax rates on profits earned internationally.

Firm-Level Productivity and Corruption

A firm-level analysis that assumes exogeneous productivity a la Melitz (2003). Measuring implied shifts in fixed costs of entry and export activity as a result of variation in corruption across industries and countries.