A note on transfer pricing and the R&D intensity of Irish manufacturing

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Title: A note on transfer pricing and the R&D intensity of Irish manufacturing
Authors: Barry, Frank
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1260
Date: Nov-2002
Abstract: Ireland’s low corporation tax regime has proved especially attractive to foreign multinational companies operating in high-tech sectors. Ireland’s increasing concentration in such sectors has facilitated the country’s rise in the international R&D rankings. On a sector by sector basis however, R&D expenditures in Ireland remain low by international standards. This has led to questions about whether the health of the country’s R&D environment matches the technological orientation of its industry, and about the commitment of the foreign sector to R&D activities in host economies such as Ireland. The present note focuses on the transfer pricing behaviour that tends to arise in a low corporation tax regime, and shows that a simple correction for transfer pricing reveals Ireland to be less of an outlier in terms of sectoral R&D expenditures than the conventional measures suggest.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Keywords: Transfer pricingMultinational CorporationsR&D Intensity
Subject LCSH: Transfer pricing
International business enterprises
Research and development projects--Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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