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Efficiency Enhancing Taxation in Two-sided Markets

  • Hans Jarle Kind
  • Marko Köthenbürger
  • Guttorm Schjelderup

This paper examines the efficient provision of goods in two-sided markets and characterizes optimal specific and ad-valorem taxes. We show that (i) a monopoly may have too high output compared to the social optimum; (ii) output may be reduced by imposing negative value-added taxes (subsidy) or positive specific taxes.

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Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 2262.

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Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_2262
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