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Strategic Capital Taxation in Large Open Economies with Mobile Capital

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  • Jiming Ha
  • Anne Sibert,

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The purpose of this paper is to provide a methodology for computing time-consistent, strategic capital taxes in a large open economy and to analyze the nature of these taxes. Our results suggest that even if a full set of nondistortionary taxes is unavailable and even if the government has redistributive goals, the country which imports capital should tax corporate capital and the capital exporter should subsidize it. We perform comparative statics experiments to show how strategically chosen taxes vary with the parameters of the model.

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Paper provided by Birkbeck, Department of Economics, Mathematics & Statistics in its series Archive Discussion Papers with number 9608.

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  1. Quadrini, Vincenzo, 2005. "Policy commitment and the welfare gains from capital market liberalization," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 49(8), pages 1927-1951, November.
  2. Cees Withagen & Alex Halsema, 2012. "Tax Competition Leading to Strict Environmental Policy," OxCarre Working Papers 076, Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies, University of Oxford.
  3. Geremia Palomba, 2004. "Capital Income Taxation and Economic Growth in Open Economies," IMF Working Papers 04/91, International Monetary Fund.
  4. Lorz, Jens Oliver, 1993. "Der Wettbewerb um international mobiles Kapital: Auswirkungen auf die nationale Finanzpolitik und die intertemporale Kapitalallokation," Kiel Working Papers 608, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

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