Ungated Post | 01 Mar 2017

Lights, Camera, but No Action?

A report by Michael Thom in the American Review of Public Administration investigates the impact of various types of tax incentive programs on economic activity in the Motion Picture Industry (MPI) on employment, Gross State Product (GSP), earnings, and industry concentration. The analysis implies that the alternative tax measures have different impacts on MPI activity:

Our review has identified issues which cast doubt on the conclusions of the paper. These include:

Overall, our review questions the methodological approach and the central conclusions of the study. The use of a fairly broad indicator of sectoral activity is particularly problematic, given the lack of correlation with sub-industry trends.

Click here to read the report.

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