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Tax competition leading to strict environmental policy

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  • Cees Withagen

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  • Alex Halsema

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We study tax competition when pollution matters. Most notably, we present a dynamic setting, where the supply of capital is endogenous. It is shown that tax competition may involve stricter environmental policy than the cooperative outcome. Copyright The Author(s) 2013

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Article provided by Springer in its journal International Tax and Public Finance.

Volume (Year): 20 (2013)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 434-449

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Handle: RePEc:kap:itaxpf:v:20:y:2013:i:3:p:434-449

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Keywords: Environmental policy; Race to the bottom; Pollution taxation; Q58; H23;

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