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Efficiency Enhancing Taxation in Two-sided Markets

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  • Hans Jarle Kind
  • Marko Köthenbürger
  • Guttorm Schjelderup

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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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Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 2262.

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Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_2262

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  1. Jean Tirole, 1988. "The Theory of Industrial Organization," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262200716, January.
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Chang, Chih-Wei & Lin, Yan-Shu & Ohta, Hiroshi, 2013. "Optimal location in two-sided markets," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 743-750.
  4. von Ehrlich, Maximilian & Greiner, Tanja, 2013. "The role of online platforms for media markets — Two-dimensional spatial competition in a two-sided market," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 31(6), pages 723-737.
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  6. Kind, Hans Jarle & Schjelderup, Guttorm & Stähler, Frank, 2009. "Newspaper Differentiation and Investments in Journalism: The Role of Tax Policy," Discussion Papers 2009/12, Department of Business and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics.

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