Commodity Taxation and the Effects of Entry: A Case of Variety Preferences
AbstractWe study the relationship between commodity taxation and the effect of entry with imperfect competition. We develop a simple general equilibrium model with imperfect competition in which consumers have variety preferences. As a result, we see that introducing specific taxes increases social welfare. Furthermore, we show that the optimal tax rule is contrary to the inverse elasticity rule. Copyright Springer-Verlag Wien 2004
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Volume (Year): 83 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
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commodity taxation; entry; Ramsey rule; H21; L13; L16;
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