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Efficiency enhancing taxation in two-sided markets

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  • Kind, Hans Jarle
  • Koethenbuerger, Marko
  • Schjelderup, Guttorm

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This paper examines the efficient provision of goods in two-sided markets and characterizes optimal specific and ad-valorem taxes. We show that (i) a monopoly may have too high output compared to the social optimum; (ii) output may be reduced by imposing negative value-added taxes (subsidy) or positive specific taxes.

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

Volume (Year): 92 (2008)
Issue (Month): 5-6 (June)
Pages: 1531-1539

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Handle: RePEc:eee:pubeco:v:92:y:2008:i:5-6:p:1531-1539

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  2. Chang, Chih-Wei & Lin, Yan-Shu & Ohta, Hiroshi, 2013. "Optimal location in two-sided markets," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 743-750.
  3. Kind, Hans Jarle & Schjelderup, Guttorm & Stähler, Frank, 2011. "Newspaper Differentiation and Investments in Journalism: The Role of Tax Policy," Discussion Paper Series in Economics 16/2011, Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics.
  4. Bombana, Roberto & Marchese, Carla, 2012. "Designing Fees for Music Copyright Holders in Radio Services," POLIS Working Papers 166, Institute of Public Policy and Public Choice - POLIS.
  5. Schindler, Dirk & Schjelderup, Guttorm, 2009. "Profit-shifting in Two-sided Markets," Discussion Papers 2009/1, Department of Business and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics.
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