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A trade and domestic tax reform in imperfectly competitive markets

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  • Kenji Fujiwara

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    (School of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University)

  • Ryoma Kitamura

    (Graduate School of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University)

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This paper develops a model of an export oligopoly to examine the welfare effects of an export tax reduction and a production tax increase that makes the foreign country no-worse off. Whether or not entry into the oligopolistic industry is free, the proposed policy reform is shown to reduce welfare of the policy-implementing country and the world. Relating this result to the perfectly competitive case, we closely discuss its implications.

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Paper provided by School of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University in its series Discussion Paper Series with number 099.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2013
Date of revision: Jan 2013
Handle: RePEc:kgu:wpaper:099

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Keywords: welfare; export tax; production tax; restricted entry; free entry;

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