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Tax competition with heterogeneous firms

  • Burbidge, John
  • Cuff, Katherine
  • Leach, John

A model of tax competition in which firms earn rents is described. The size of these rents, coupled with the degree to which the firms are foreign-owned, determine the equilibrium tax rates. The existence of rents significantly alters some generally accepted results involving the possibility of a Pareto-improving common tax rate and the underprovision of publicly provided goods.

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Volume (Year): 90 (2006)
Issue (Month): 3 (February)
Pages: 533-549

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