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Competing for capital when labor is heterogeneous

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  • SATO, Yasuhiro
  • THISSE, Jacques-François

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This paper investigates the impacts of capital mobility and tax competition in a setting with imperfect matching between firms and workers. The small country always gains and the large country always loses from tax competition, thus implying tax competition leads to redistribution from the large to the small country. However, the large country always attains a higher utility than does the small country. These results imply that our model encapsulates both the “importance of being small” as well as the “importance of being large”. We also show that tax harmonization leads to redistribution from the large to the small country.

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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 2005061.

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Keywords: fiscal competition; local labor markets; capital mobility;

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  1. BEHRENS, Kristian & SATO, Yasuhiro, . "‘Brain drain’ without migration: capital market integration and capital-skill complementarities," CORE Discussion Papers RP -1910, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  2. Kaz Miyagiwa & Yasuhiro Sato, 2012. "Free Entry, Regulatory Competition, and Globalization," Emory Economics 1202, Department of Economics, Emory University (Atlanta).
  3. Rüdiger Pethig & Frieder Kolleß, 2009. "Asymmetric capital-tax competition, unemployment and losses from capital market integration," Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge 137-09, Universität Siegen, Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Wirtschaftsinformatik und Wirtschaftsrecht.
  4. Sebastian Krautheim & Tim Schmidt-Eisenlohr, 2009. "Heterogeneous Firms, "Profit Shifting" FDI and International Tax Competition," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 09073, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
  5. OGAWA Hikaru & OSHIRO Jun & SATO Yasuhiro, 2012. "Capital Mobility—a resource curse or blessing? How, when, and for whom?," Discussion papers 12063, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
  6. Yu-Bong Lai, 2014. "Asymmetric tax competition in the presence of lobbying," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 21(1), pages 66-86, February.
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