This paper analyzes the consequences of incorporating a different rate for tax depreciation than for economic depreciation. Firms most often choose their tax depreciation rate in a strategic way. It would therefore be a coincidence if this optimization process leads to a tax depreciation rate that equals the economic depreciation rate. The implications of a difference between tax depreciation and economic depreciation are investigated in an optimal control model for the determination of the firm's optimal investment policy over time.
|Place of Publication||Tilburg|
|Number of pages||30|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
|Name||CentER Discussion Paper|