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Commodity Taxation and the Effects of Entry: A Case of Variety Preferences

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  • Junko Doi

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  • Koichi Futagami

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We 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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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 83 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
Pages: 267-279

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jeczfn:v:83:y:2004:i:3:p:267-279

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Keywords: commodity taxation; entry; Ramsey rule; H21; L13; L16;

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  1. Philipp Schröder & Allan Sørensen, 2010. "Ad valorem versus unit taxes: monopolistic competition, heterogeneous firms, and intra-industry reallocations," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 101(3), pages 247-265, November.
  2. Shi, Hui, 2012. "The efficiency of government promotion of inbound tourism: The case of Australia," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(6), pages 2711-2718.
  3. Wang, Vey & Lai, Chung-Hui, 2010. "Franchise Fee, Tax/Subsidy Policies and Economic Growth," MPRA Paper 27745, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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