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Tax Competition with Heterogeneous Firms

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  • John Burbidge

    (Department of Economics, University of Waterloo)

  • Katherine Cuff

    (Department of Economics, McMaster University)

  • John Leach

    (Department of Economics, McMaster University)

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A model of tax competition in which firms earn rents is described. The size of these rents, coupled with the degree to which the firms are foreign-owned, determine the equilibrium tax rates. The existence of rents significantly alters some generally accepted results involving the possibility of a Pareto-improving common tax rate and the underprovision of publicly provided goods.

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Paper provided by University of Waterloo, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 05001.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2005
Date of revision: Jan 2005
Handle: RePEc:wat:wpaper:05001

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