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Fiscal Coordination and Political Competition

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  • Lisa Grazzini

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    (University of Florence)

  • Tanguy Van Ypersele

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    (University of Namur)

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This contribution investigates fiscal coordination in the framework of two countries asymmetric in respect of their capital-labor endowment. When tax policies are decided by majority voting inside each country, and they are not coordinated at a supranational level, factors of production are inefficiently allocated, at equilibrium. Our main result shows that fiscal coordination, via a minimum capital tax, does not always lead to a Pareto-improvement for the median voter's welfare, with respect to the noncooperative outcome. Copyright 2003 Blackwell Publishing Inc..

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Article provided by Association for Public Economic Theory in its journal Journal of Public Economic Theory.

Volume (Year): 5 (2003)
Issue (Month): 2 (04)
Pages: 305-325

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Handle: RePEc:bla:jpbect:v:5:y:2003:i:2:p:305-325

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  1. Peralta, Susana & van Ypersele, Tanguy, 2003. "Coordination of Capital Taxation Among Asymmetric Countries," CEPR Discussion Papers 3695, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  2. Lockwood, Ben & Makris, Miltiadis, 2006. "Tax incidence, majority voting and capital market integration," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 90(6-7), pages 1007-1025, August.
  3. Osterloh, Steffen & Heinemann, Friedrich, 2008. "The Political Economy of Corporate Tax Harmonization: Why Do European Politicians (Dis)like Minimum Tax Rates?," ZEW Discussion Papers 08-108, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  4. Sam Bucovetsky, 2009. "An index of capital tax competition," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 16(6), pages 727-752, December.
  5. Sonja Brangewitz & Sarah Brockhoff, 2012. "Stability of Coalitional Equilibria within Repeated Tax Competition," Working Papers 48, University of Paderborn, CIE Center for International Economics.
  6. Sonja Brangewitz & Sarah Brockhoff, 2012. "Stability of Coalitional Equilibria within Repeated Tax Competition," Working Papers 461, Bielefeld University, Center for Mathematical Economics.
  7. Susana Peralta, 2007. "Political Support for Tax Decentralization," Journal of Public Economic Theory, Association for Public Economic Theory, vol. 9(6), pages 1013-1030, December.
  8. Makris, Miltiadis, 2006. "Capital tax competition under a common currency," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 59(1), pages 54-74, January.
  9. Thomas Eichner & Rüdiger Pethig, 2013. "Self-enforcing capital tax coordination," Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge 160-13, Universität Siegen, Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Wirtschaftsinformatik und Wirtschaftsrecht.
  10. Kempf, Hubert & Rota-Graziosi, Grégoire, 2010. "Endogenizing leadership in tax competition," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 94(9-10), pages 768-776, October.
  11. Breuillé, Marie-Laure & Zanaj, Skerdilajda, 2013. "Mergers in fiscal federalism," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 105(C), pages 11-22.
  12. Yongzheng Liu & Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, 2014. "Public Input Competition under Stackelberg Equilibrium: A Note," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper1402, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
  13. Jun-ichi Itaya & Makoto Okamura & Chikara Yamaguchi, 2010. "Partial Tax Coordination in a Repeated Game Setting," CESifo Working Paper Series 3127, CESifo Group Munich.
  14. Clemens Fuest & Bernd Huber & Jack Mintz, 2003. "Capital Mobility and Tax Competition: A Survey," CESifo Working Paper Series 956, CESifo Group Munich.
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