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Tax Competition through Tax Evasion / Steuerwettbewerb über Steuerhinterziehung

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  • Beckmann Klaus

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In the present paper, I analyse the competitive behaviour of benevolent governments in the presence of (capital) income tax evasion when information exchange is not possible. My approach is to introduce a cost of evasion function into an otherwise standard tax competition model and to explore three variants of the basic tax competition cum evasion game.

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  • Beckmann Klaus, 2001. "Tax Competition through Tax Evasion / Steuerwettbewerb über Steuerhinterziehung," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), De Gruyter, vol. 221(3), pages 241-255, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:jns:jbstat:v:221:y:2001:i:3:p:241-255
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