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Non-binding minimum taxes may foster tax competition

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  • Konrad, Kai A.

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In a Stackelberg framework of capital income taxation it is shown that imposing a minimum tax rate that is lower than all countries' equilibrium tax rates in the unconstrained non-cooperative equilibrium may reduce equilibrium tax rates in all countries.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 102 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
Pages: 109-111

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:102:y:2009:i:2:p:109-111

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Keywords: Tax competition Minimum tax Tax coordination Stackelberg;

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Cited by:
  1. Becker, Johannes & Fuest, Clemens, 2012. "Transfer pricing policy and the intensity of tax rate competition," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(1), pages 146-148.
  2. Haufler, Andreas & Lülfesmann, Christoph, 2012. "Reforming an Asymmetric Union: On the Virtues of Dual Tier Capital Taxation," Annual Conference 2012 (Goettingen): New Approaches and Challenges for the Labor Market of the 21st Century 62082, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
  3. Yutao Han & Patrice Pieretti & Benteng Zou, 2013. "On the desirability of tax coordination when countries compete in taxes and infrastructure," Working Papers 476, Bielefeld University, Center for Mathematical Economics.
  4. Áron Kiss, 2012. "Minimum taxes and repeated tax competition," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 19(5), pages 641-649, October.
  5. Hikaru Ogawa, 2013. "Further analysis on leadership in tax competition: the role of capital ownership," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 20(3), pages 474-484, June.
  6. Baskaran, Thushyanthan & Lopes da Fonseca, Mariana, 2013. "The economics and empirics of tax competition: A survey," Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers 163, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics.

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