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Corporate tax differentials in a multi-country world with imperfectly integrated economies

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  • Nelly Exbrayat

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    (GATE LSE, University of Saint-Etienne, University of Lyon)

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    This paper investigates the determinants of corporate tax differentials in a tax competition model with three imperfectly integrated countries of different population sizes. Introducing a third country in a quasi-linear model of new economic geography, we show that the tax differential between any two countries is increasing with their population differential, but this effect is weakened by trade liberalization.

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    Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

    Volume (Year): 33 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 1374-1382

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    Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-13-00276

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    Keywords: Asymmetric tax competition; Trade integration; Third country effects;

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    1. Nelly Exbrayat & Benny Geys, 2014. "Trade integration and corporate income tax differentials," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 21(2), pages 298-323, April.

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