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Are regional asymmetries detrimental to tax coordination in a repeated game setting?

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  • Itaya, Jun-ichi
  • Okamura, Makoto
  • Yamaguchi, Chikara
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    This paper reexamines the main findings of Cardarelli et al. [Cardarelli, R., Taugourdeau, E., Vidal, J.-P., 2002. A repeated interactions model of tax competition, Journal of Public Economic Theory 4, 19-38], and Catenaro and Vidal [Catenaro, M., Vidal, J.-P., 2006. Implicit tax co-ordination under repeated policy interactions, Recherches Economiques de Louvain 72, 1-17], who show that regional asymmetries undermine the implicit collusion of tax coordination in a repeated game model of capital tax competition. In particular, this paper investigates how increased regional differences in per capita capital endowments and/or production technologies affect the willingness of each region to cooperate in achieving tax coordination. It is shown that there may exist cases where as regional asymmetries in net capital exporting positions increase, regions are more likely to cooperate on capital taxes and thereby achieve tax coordination.

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

    Volume (Year): 92 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 12 (December)
    Pages: 2403-2411

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:pubeco:v:92:y:2008:i:12:p:2403-2411

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    Keywords: Tax competition Asymmetric regions Cooperation Repeated game Tax coordination;

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    1. Jun-ichi Itaya & Makoto Okamura & Chikara Yamaguchi, 2010. "Partial Tax Coordination in a Repeated Game Setting," CESifo Working Paper Series 3127, CESifo Group Munich.
    2. Yutao Han & Patrice Pieretti & Skerdilajda Zanaj & Benteng Zou, 2011. "Asymmetric Competition among Nation States. A differential game approach," CREA Discussion Paper Series 11-19, Center for Research in Economic Analysis, University of Luxembourg.
    3. Thomas Eichner & Rüdiger Pethig, 2013. "Self-Enforcing Capital Tax Coordination," CESifo Working Paper Series 4454, CESifo Group Munich.
    4. Jun-ichi Itaya & Makoto Okamura & Chikara Yamaguchi, 2010. "Partial Harmonization of Corporate Taxes in an Asymmetric Repeated Game Setting," CESifo Working Paper Series 3240, CESifo Group Munich.
    5. Áron Kiss, 2012. "Minimum taxes and repeated tax competition," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 19(5), pages 641-649, October.
    6. Yutao Han, 2013. "Who benefits from partial tax coordination?," CREA Discussion Paper Series 13-24, Center for Research in Economic Analysis, University of Luxembourg.
    7. Yutao Han & Patrice Pieretti & Benteng Zou, 2013. "The Dynamics of the Location of Firms – A Revisit of Home-Attachment under Tax Competition," CREA Discussion Paper Series 13-15, Center for Research in Economic Analysis, University of Luxembourg.
    8. 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.
    9. Osterloh, Steffen & Heinemann, Friedrich, 2008. "The Political Economy of Corporate Tax Harmonization: Why Do European Politicians (Dis)like Minimum Tax Rates?," ZEW Discussion Papers 08-108, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
    10. Jun-ichi Itaya & Makoto Okamuraz & Chikara Yamaguchix, 2009. "Partial tax coordination in a repeated game setting," Working Papers 2009/15, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
    11. Nobuo Akai & Hikaru Ogawa & Yoshitomo Ogawa, 2011. "Endogenous choice on tax instruments in a tax competition model: unit tax versus ad valorem tax," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 18(5), pages 495-506, October.
    12. Jun-ichi Itaya & Makoto Okamura & Chikara Yamaguchi, 2011. "On the Sustainability of Partial Tax Harmonization among Asymmetric Countries," ANU Working Papers in Economics and Econometrics 2011-540, Australian National University, College of Business and Economics, School of Economics.
    13. Yoichi Otsubo & Theoharry Grammatikos & Thorsten Lehnert, 2012. "Market Perceptions of US and European Policy Actions Around the Subprime Crisis," CREA Discussion Paper Series 12-14, Center for Research in Economic Analysis, University of Luxembourg.
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    15. Sonja Brangewitz & Sarah Brockhoff, 2012. "Stability of Coalitional Equilibria within Repeated Tax Competition," Working Papers 461, Bielefeld University, Center for Mathematical Economics.

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