African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4131

Review

The impact of tax policy stimulus on automobile choice- Evidence from Chinese automobile industry

Chen Xi
  • Chen Xi
  • China University of Political Science and Law, China.
  • Google Scholar
Wang Yun
  • Wang Yun
  • China University of Political Science and Law, China.
  • Google Scholar


  •  Received: 30 January 2014
  •  Accepted: 13 January 2015
  •  Published: 14 January 2015

Abstract

Using detailed national brand-level automobile sales data from January 2004 to the end of 2009, we quantify the impact of a series of tax policy stimuli initiated by the Chinese Government on automobile sales in China. These tax stimuli aimed either to prevent high displacement car consumption or to encourage low displacement car purchases. We conclude that the first two tax adjustments surpass high-emission auto sales, and the third adjustment promotes the overall auto sales.

 

Key words: Tax policy; automobile industry; country of origin; automobile emission.