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Gains from International Factor Movements without Lump-Sum Compensation: Taxation by Location versus Nationality

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  • Richard A. Brecher
  • Ehsan U. Choudhri

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This paper questions the feasibility of Pareto-type gains from international factor movements, without lump-sum compensations, when taxes (subsidies) on factors and consumers located within the same country cannot discriminate on the basis of national origin. As the analysis shows, no incentive-compatible scheme of taxation based on location (versus nationality) is a feasible mechanism for ensuring that free factor mobility always raises every home nation's welfare above the autarkic level. This result introduces a note of pessimism about the possibility of avoiding distributional problems associated with factor movements between countries.

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  • Richard A. Brecher & Ehsan U. Choudhri, 1990. "Gains from International Factor Movements without Lump-Sum Compensation: Taxation by Location versus Nationality," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 23(1), pages 44-59, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:23:y:1990:i:1:p:44-59
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    1. Feenstra, Robert C. & Lewis, Tracy R., 1994. "Trade adjustment assistance and Pareto gains from trade," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 36(3-4), pages 201-222, May.
    2. Feestra, R.C. & Lewis, T.R. & Mcmillan, J., 1989. "Designing Policies To Open Trade," Papers 349, California Davis - Institute of Governmental Affairs.
    3. Jaume Sempere, 2008. "Redistribution as a Local Public Good Subject to Congestion," Economía Mexicana NUEVA ÉPOCA, , vol. 0(1), pages 49-62, January-J.
    4. Peter J. Hammond & Jaume Sempere, 2006. "Gains from Trade versus Gains from Migration: What Makes Them So Different?," Journal of Public Economic Theory, Association for Public Economic Theory, vol. 8(1), pages 145-170, January.

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