Tiebout with Politics: Capital Tax Competition and Jurisdictional Boundaries
AbstractThis paper examines how capital tax competition affects jurisdiction formation. We describe a locational model of public goods provision, where jurisdictions are represented by coalitions of consumers with similar tastes, and where the levels of taxation and local public goods provision within jurisdictions are selected by majority voting. We show that in this setting interjurisdictional tax competition results in an enlargement of jurisdictional boundaries, and can raise welfare for all members of a jurisdictions even in the absence of intrajurisdictional transfers.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Warwick, Department of Economics in its series The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) with number 498.
Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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TAXATION ; COMPETITION;
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- Carlo Perroni & Kim Scharf, 2000. "Tiebout with politics: capital tax competition and jurisdictional boundaries," IFS Working Papers W97/10, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
- H2 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
- H7 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
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- John P. Conley & Hideo Konishi, 2000.
"Migration-Proof Tiebout Equilibrium: Existence and Asymptotic Efficiency,"
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- John Conley & Hideo Konishi, 2001. "Migration-proof Tiebout equilibrium:Existence and asymptotic efficiency," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 28(1), pages A0.
- Conley, John P. & Konishi, Hideo, 2002. "Migration-proof Tiebout equilibrium: existence and asymptotic efficiency," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 86(2), pages 243-262, November.
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