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Fiscal competition in a transition economy

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The paper analyses fiscal competition for mobile capital between identical regions in a transition country. A framework similar to Keen-Marchand (1997) is used to analyse welfare effects of regional competition. It is shown that in very early transition when the share of the old sector is overwhelming, consumers in a transition economy may be better off in a competitive equilibrium. The decision-makers, however, would prefer to coordinate their fiscal policies.

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Paper provided by Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition in its series BOFIT Discussion Papers with number 4/2001.

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Length: 48 pages
Date of creation: 16 May 2001
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:bofitp:2001_004

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Keywords: tax competition; fiscal competition; transition;

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Cited by:
  1. Laura Solanko, 2002. "Fiscal competition in a transition economy," Public Economics 0209002, EconWPA.
  2. Libman, Alexander, 2008. "Federalism and regionalism in transition countries: A survey," MPRA Paper 29196, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Sergii Slukhai, 2009. "Inter-Location Small Business Tax Rate Variation in Ukraine: What Is Behind It?," Financial Theory and Practice, Institute of Public Finance, vol. 33(1), pages 49-71.

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