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Optimal income taxation with tax competition

  • Vilen Lipatov

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    (Goethe University Frankfurt)

  • Alfons Weichenrieder

    (Goethe University Frankfurt, Vienna University of Economics and Business, and CESifo)

We introduce tax competition for mobile labor into an optimal- taxation model with two skill levels and analyze a symmetric subgame- perfect Nash equilibrium of the game between two governments and two taxpayer populations. Tax competition reduces the distortion from the informational asymmetry and increases employment of the less productive individuals. When countries are heterogeneous, this e¤ect is more pronounced in the smaller country.

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Paper provided by Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation in its series Working Papers with number 1207.

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