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Tax competition in federations revisited

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  • Pi, Jiancai
  • Zhou, Yu
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    We extend Keen and Kotsogiannis (2002, 2004) by considering all-purpose public goods that are beneficial to both producers and consumers. Horizontal externality (resp. vertical externality) exerted by tax competition will not necessarily lead to inefficient outcomes.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 123 (2014)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 104-107

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:123:y:2014:i:1:p:104-107

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    Keywords: Vertical tax competition; Public goods provision; Vertical externality; Horizontal externality;

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