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Economic integration and redistribuitive taxation

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  • Haufler, Andreas
  • Klemm, Alexander
  • Schejederup, Guttorm

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We set up a simple political economy model where economic integration raises the profitability of multinational firms. In this setting redistributive taxation may rise following economic integration, if the effects of the widened income gap dominate the higher excess burden of the tax.

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Paper provided by University of Munich, Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers in Economics with number 912.

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Keywords: redistributive taxation; profit shifting;

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