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Implicit tax co-ordination under repeated policy interactions

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  • Catenaro, Marco
  • Vidal, Jean-Pierre

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In the context of a stylised game theoretical framework of capital tax competition, we show that when repeated policy interactions are associated to a systematic punishment of the deviating policymaker, a co-ordinated outcome can be the solution to the non co-operative tax game. This result suggests that explicit forms of policy co-ordination, such as a centralised tax authority, could in fact be largely unnecessary. JEL Classification: E61, H87

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Paper provided by European Central Bank in its series Working Paper Series with number 0259.

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Date of creation: Sep 2003
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Handle: RePEc:ecb:ecbwps:20030259

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  1. Thomas Eichner & Rüdiger Pethig, 2013. "Self-enforcing capital tax coordination," Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge 160-13, Universität Siegen, Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Wirtschaftsinformatik und Wirtschaftsrecht.
  2. Jun-ichi Itaya & Makoto Okamura & Chikara Yamaguchi, 2010. "Partial Tax Coordination in a Repeated Game Setting," CESifo Working Paper Series 3127, CESifo Group Munich.
  3. Yutao Han & Patrice Pieretti & Skerdilajda Zanaj & Benteng Zou, 2012. "Asymmetric Competition among Nation States: A Differential Game Approach," Working Papers 460, Bielefeld University, Center for Mathematical Economics.
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  6. Yutao Han & Patrice Pieretti & Benteng Zou, 2013. "The Dynamics of the Location of Firms – A Revisit of Home-Attachment under Tax Competition," CREA Discussion Paper Series 13-15, Center for Research in Economic Analysis, University of Luxembourg.
  7. Sonja Brangewitz & Sarah Brockhoff, 2012. "Stability of Coalitional Equilibria within Repeated Tax Competition," Working Papers 461, Bielefeld University, Center for Mathematical Economics.
  8. Wolfgang Eggert & Jun-ichi Itaya, 2011. "Tax Rate Harmonization, Renegotiation and Asymmetric Tax Competition for Profits with Repeated Interaction," CESifo Working Paper Series 3437, CESifo Group Munich.
  9. Jun-ichi Itaya & Makoto Okamura & Chikara Yamaguchi, 2010. "Partial Harmonization of Corporate Taxes in an Asymmetric Repeated Game Setting," CESifo Working Paper Series 3240, CESifo Group Munich.
  10. Hans Pitlik, 2005. "Folgt die Steuerpolitik in der EU der Logik des Steuerwettbewerbs," Diskussionspapiere aus dem Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre der Universität Hohenheim 256/2005, Department of Economics, University of Hohenheim, Germany.
  11. Yoichi Otsubo & Theoharry Grammatikos & Thorsten Lehnert, 2012. "Market Perceptions of US and European Policy Actions Around the Subprime Crisis," CREA Discussion Paper Series 12-14, Center for Research in Economic Analysis, University of Luxembourg.
  12. Michael Keen & Kai A. Konrad, 2012. "International Tax Competition and Coordination," Working Papers international_tax_competi, Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance.
  13. Jun-ichi Itaya & Makoto Okamuraz & Chikara Yamaguchix, 2009. "Partial tax coordination in a repeated game setting," Working Papers 2009/15, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
  14. Sonja Brangewitz & Sarah Brockhoff, 2012. "Stability of Coalitional Equilibria within Repeated Tax Competition," Working Papers 48, University of Paderborn, CIE Center for International Economics.

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