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Competing for capital when labor is heterogeneous

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  • Sato, Yasuhiro
  • Thisse, Jacques-Francois

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This paper investigates the impacts of capital mobility and tax competition in a setting with imperfect matching between firms and workers. The small country always gains and the large country always loses from tax competition, thus implying tax competition leads to redistribution from the large to the small country. However, the large country always attains a higher utility than does the small country. These results imply that our model encapsulates both the “importance of being small” as well as the “importance of being large”. We also show that tax harmonization leads to redistribution from the large to the small country.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 51 (2007)
Issue (Month): 8 (November)
Pages: 2054-2079

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Handle: RePEc:eee:eecrev:v:51:y:2007:i:8:p:2054-2079

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  1. Krautheim, Sebastian & Schmidt-Eisenlohr, Tim, 2011. "Heterogeneous firms, 'profit shifting' FDI and international tax competition," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 95(1-2), pages 122-133, February.
  2. Yasuhiro Sato & Kristian Behrens, 2006. "`Brain drain' without migration: Capital market integration and capital-skill complementarities," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 18(2), pages 1-9.
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  4. Kaz Miyagiwa & Yasuhiro Sato, 2012. "Free Entry, Regulatory Competition, and Globalization," ISER Discussion Paper 0835, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University.
  5. Rüdiger Pethig & Frieder Kolleß, 2009. "Asymmetric Capital-Tax Competition, Unemployment and Losses from Capital Market Integration," CESifo Working Paper Series 2795, CESifo Group Munich.
  6. Yu-Bong Lai, 2014. "Asymmetric tax competition in the presence of lobbying," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 21(1), pages 66-86, February.
  7. OGAWA Hikaru & OSHIRO Jun & SATO Yasuhiro, 2012. "Capital Mobility—a resource curse or blessing? How, when, and for whom?," Discussion papers 12063, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).

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