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Tax Incidence, Majority Voting and Capital Market Integration

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  • Lockwood, Ben
  • Makris, Miltiadis

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We re-examine, from a political economy perspective, the standard view that higher capital mobility results in lower capital taxes - a view, in fact, that is not confirmed by the available empirical evidence. We show that when a small economy is opened to capital mobility, the change of incidence of a tax on capital - from capital owners to owners of the immobile factor - may interact in such a way with political decision-making so as to cause a rise in the equilibrium tax. This can happen whether or not the fixed factor (labour) can be taxed.

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  • Lockwood, Ben & Makris, Miltiadis, 2004. "Tax Incidence, Majority Voting and Capital Market Integration," Economic Research Papers 269606, University of Warwick - Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uwarer:269606
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.269606
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