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The Scope for Taxation and Public Expenditure in an Open Economy

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  • Christiansen, Vidar
  • Hagen, Kare P
  • Sandmo, Agnar

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In this survey of some central issues of tax and expenditure policy in an open economy, the authors consider the implications for policy of free--although not necessarily perfect--international mobility of commodities, capital, and labor. They examine the issues both from a positive and a normative point of view, trying to identify both the incidence and welfare effects of international mobility. One general conclusion is that tax distortions may increase in magnitude in comparison with a closed economy but they may also increase in kind, as when otherwise neutral taxes become distortionary because of factor mobility. Copyright 1994 by The editors of the Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

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  • Christiansen, Vidar & Hagen, Kare P & Sandmo, Agnar, 1994. " The Scope for Taxation and Public Expenditure in an Open Economy," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 96(3), pages 289-309.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:scandj:v:96:y:1994:i:3:p:289-309
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    1. Glazer, Amihai & Kanniainen, Vesa & Poutvaara, Panu, 2008. "Income taxes, property values, and migration," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 92(3-4), pages 915-923, April.
    2. Leite-Monteiro, Manuel, 1997. "Redistributive policy with labour mobility across countries," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 65(2), pages 229-244, August.
    3. Pestieau, Pierre, 1996. "Politique sociale, redistribution et intégration économique," L'Actualité Economique, Société Canadienne de Science Economique, vol. 72(3), pages 275-289, septembre.
    4. Cremer, Helmuth & Pestieau, Pierre, 2002. "Factor Mobility and Redistribution: A Survey," IDEI Working Papers 154, Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse, revised 2003.
    5. Leite-Monteiro, Manuel & Sato, Motohiro, 2003. "Economic integration and fiscal devolution," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 87(11), pages 2507-2525, October.
    6. Valkonen, Tarmo, 2000. "Shifting the tax burden from labour to capital in general equilibrium," Discussion Papers 702, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy.

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