Tax incidence under imperfect competition: Comment
Delipalla and O'Donnell (2001) contains a formula for the incidence of specific and ad valorem taxes in a conjectural variation oligopoly model with potentially asymmetric firms. The formula is incorrect. We derive the correct formula and provide a discussion of the error and its implications for empirical studies of pass-through.
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Volume (Year): 30 (2012)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
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