Regulation and Taxation: Analyzing Policy Interdependence
The paper draws attention to the interdependence of regulation and taxation. We analyze the nature of policy equilibrium, as well as the implications of three historically important political and economic shocks, for the joint use of the two policy instruments in a framework that embodies relationships common in the literature on political economy. Regulation is represented by barriers to entry created by the government for a favored industry. Among the results are the following: the introduction of new methods of communication in politics, such as television advertising, leads to increased taxation of the average voter, greater entry barriers in private markets and greater resource use for campaign advertising, with the elasticity of supply in the regulated industry playing a crucial role. Growth in the labor force participation of women, on the other hand, lowers business tax rates, while resulting in more regulation and higher contributions of political resources. The paper concludes with a consideration of the efficiency of policy equilibrium and the analytical problems that arise in evaluating efficiency in such a context.
|Date of creation:||Mar 2004|
|Date of revision:|
|Publication status:||Published: Carleton Economic Papers|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: |
|Order Information:|| Email: |
References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Hahn, Robert W, 1990. " Instrument Choice, Political Reform and Economic Welfare," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 67(3), pages 243-56, December.
- Hettich, W. & Winer, S.L., 1993.
"The Political Economy of Taxation,"
8, Carleton - Business Administration.
- Cassing, James H & Hillman, Arye L, 1986. "Shifting Comparative Advantage and Senescent Industry Collapse," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 76(3), pages 516-23, June.
- Andreas Polk, 2002. "How Special Interests Shape Policy - A Survey," SOI - Working Papers 0206, Socioeconomic Institute - University of Zurich, revised Jul 2002.
- Drew Fudenberg & Jean Tirole, 1991. "Game Theory," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262061414, June.
- Rutherford, T. & Winer, S.L., 1990. "Endogenous Policy In A Computational General Equilibrium Framework," UWO Department of Economics Working Papers 9007, University of Western Ontario, Department of Economics.
- repec:cup:cbooks:9780521894753 is not listed on IDEAS
- repec:cup:cbooks:9780521622912 is not listed on IDEAS
- Migue, Jean-Luc, 1977. "Controls versus Subsidies in the Economic Theory of Regulation," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 20(1), pages 213-21, April.
- repec:cup:cbooks:9780521021807 is not listed on IDEAS
- Geoffrey Brennan, 2002. "Public finance, public choice and the political economy of regulation," Chapters, in: Political Economy and Public Finance, chapter 2 Edward Elgar.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:car:carecp:04-03. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Sabrina Robineau)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.