Optimal Export Taxes, Welfare, Industry Concentration, and Firm Size: A General Equilibrium Analysis
By using an imperfect-competition model, it is shown that an export tax, optimal in partial equilibrium, is upwardly biased and may not be optimal in a general equilibrium setting with free entry/exit. It is shown also that the export tax has an ambiguous impact on firm size. The results of an applied general equilibrium model for the Turkish economy suggest that the export tax estimated with the PE formula is larger by a small factor than the computed export tax. However, the export tax leads to an increase in firm size and, most importantly, to a social welfare loss. Copyright 2000 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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Volume (Year): 8 (2000)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
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