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Fiscal Transfer in a Repeated-Interaction Model of Tax Competition

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  • Wenming Wang
  • Keisuke Kawachi
  • Hikaru Ogawa

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This paper analyzes how a fiscal transfer scheme affects tax cooperation in a repeated-interaction model of tax competition. In particular, the paper studies whether a fiscal transfer scheme promotes or blocks voluntary tax cooperation. It is shown that the larger the scale of fiscal transfer is, the easier voluntary tax cooperation is, implying that interregional transfers for correcting fiscal gaps are consistent with voluntary tax cooperation.

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  • Wenming Wang & Keisuke Kawachi & Hikaru Ogawa, 2014. "Fiscal Transfer in a Repeated-Interaction Model of Tax Competition," FinanzArchiv: Public Finance Analysis, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 70(4), pages 556-566, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:mhr:finarc:urn:sici:0015-2218(201412)70:4_556:ftiarm_2.0.tx_2-p
    DOI: 10.1628/001522108X685483
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    Keywords

    tax competition; fiscal transfer scheme; repeated game; tax cooperation;
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    JEL classification:

    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
    • H77 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism

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