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Efficiency Enhancing Taxation in Two-sided Markets

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  • Kind, Hans Jarle

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    (Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH))

  • Koethenbuerger, Marko

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    (Center for Economic Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität)

  • Schjelderup, Guttorm

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    (Dept. of Finance and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)

Abstract

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 Department of Business and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 2008/1.

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Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: 25 Jan 2008
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:nhhfms:2008_001

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Keywords: Market Structure and Pricing; Efficiency; Optimal Taxation; Incidence;

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  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.
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  4. Kind, Hans Jarle & Schjelderup, Guttorm & Stähler, Frank, 2011. "Newspaper Differentiation and Investments in Journalism: The Role of Tax Policy," Discussion Paper Series in Economics 16/2011, Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics.
  5. Li, Aijun & Lin, Boqiang, 2013. "Comparing climate policies to reduce carbon emissions in China," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 60(C), pages 667-674.
  6. Chang, Chih-Wei & Lin, Yan-Shu & Ohta, Hiroshi, 2013. "Optimal location in two-sided markets," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 743-750.

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