Steuerwettbewerb und Finanzverfassung
AbstractThis paper surveys the nexus between tax competition and the fiscal constitution. We distinguish various approaches to competition between jurisdictions and provide a critique of evolutionary approaches to 'systems competition'. In the main part of the paper, a simple model of horizontal tax competition, based on the Zodrow-Mieszkowski- approach, is developed that can be extended to address 'reasons for rules' in a tax competition context. Specifically, we discuss the internalisation of fiscal externalities in a federation and the timing of tax policy decisions, extending the existing literature in the latter regard. Several tentative constitutional recommendations are derived.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg in its series Working Paper with number 82/2008.
Length: 60 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2008
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