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Tax Differentials and the Segmentation of Networks of Cooperation in Oligopoly

  • Benchekroun Hassan

    ()

    (Department of Economics, CIREQ, McGill University)

  • Claude Denis

    ()

    (HEC Montreal & Gerad)

This paper studies the effects of uncoordinated environmental tax policies on firms' incentives to form bilateral R&D collaborations. It is shown that the complete network is pair-wise stable for small differences in the taxation of environmental emissions. Larger tax differentials may induce firms to abandon all their international collaborations.

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Volume (Year): 7 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
Pages: 1-11

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