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Ad valorem and per unit taxation in an oligopoly model

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  • GRAZZINI, Lisa

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This paper compares the welfare effects of ad valorem and per unit commodity taxation, in a model of oligopolistic interaction. Our main result is that, when the number of consumers is sufficiently high, per unit taxes welfare dominate ad valorem taxes.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers with number 2000054.

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Date of creation: 00 Nov 2000
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Handle: RePEc:cor:louvco:2000054

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Keywords: Imperfect competition; strategic market game; commodity taxation.;

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