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Optimal Taxation and Heterogeneous Oligopoly

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  • Tran Huu Dung

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This paper examines the effects of firm-specific taxes on an oligopoly composed of firms of unequal sizes, holding different conjectures, operating with nonidentical costs. Four types of effects are analyzed: on profits, on industry concentration, on total tax revenue, and on social welfare. The author derives (1) the revenue-maximizing taxes, (2) the welfare-maximizing taxes, and (3) welfare-maximizing taxes subject to a revenue constraint.

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  • Tran Huu Dung, 1993. "Optimal Taxation and Heterogeneous Oligopoly," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 26(4), pages 933-947, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:26:y:1993:i:4:p:933-47
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    9. Matsumura, Toshihiro & Shimizu, Daisuke, 2005. "Spatial Cournot competition and economic welfare: a note," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 35(6), pages 658-670, November.
    10. R. Brau & C. Carraro, 2004. "The economic analysis of voluntary approaches to environmental protection. A survey," Working Paper CRENoS 200420, Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia.
    11. Ming Chang, 2010. "An Asymmetric Oligopolist can Improve Welfare by Raising Price," Review of Industrial Organization, Springer;The Industrial Organization Society, vol. 36(1), pages 75-96, February.
    12. Blackman, Allen & Boyd, James, 1999. "Tailored Regulation: Will Voluntary Site-Specific Performance Standards Necessarily Improve Welfare?," Discussion Papers dp-00-03-rev, Resources For the Future.
    13. D. Dragone & L. Lambertini & A. Palestini, 2009. "On the non-neutrality of profit taxation in a Cournot oligopoly with environmental effects," Working Papers 662, Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna.

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