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Taxation of rent-seeking activities

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  • Glazer, Amihai
  • Konrad, Kai A.

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We consider taxes on firms which engage in rent-seeking contests. The taxes can be on realized profits or on rent-seeking expenditures, and the firms can engage in a context where either the hoghest bidder wins the prize, or else a firm's probability of winning equals the ratio of its expenditures to expenditures by all firms. We find the deadweight loss, and cause no reduction in the profits of firms.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Public Economics.

Volume (Year): 72 (1999)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 61-72

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Handle: RePEc:eee:pubeco:v:72:y:1999:i:1:p:61-72

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