Imputation credits and equity returns

Paul Richard Lajbcygier, Simon Wheatley

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Abstract

The provision of imputation tax credits can in principle lower the returns that investors require on equity. Whether in practice imputation credits lower the returns that investors require depends in large part on the impact of foreign investors on equity prices. This is because foreign investors in general cannot use the credits that domestic equities provide. We use a range of pricing models and monthly data from July 1987 to December 2009 to test whether, holding risk constant, equity returns are related to credit yields. We find no evidence that the provision of imputation tax credits lowers the returns investors require on equity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)476 - 494
Number of pages19
JournalEconomic Record
Volume88
Issue number283
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Lajbcygier, Paul Richard ; Wheatley, Simon. / Imputation credits and equity returns. In: Economic Record. 2012 ; Vol. 88, No. 283. pp. 476 - 494.
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