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Redistributive Income Taxation under Outsourcing and Foreign Direct Investment

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  • Thomas Aronsson
  • Erkki Koskela

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This paper deals with optimal income taxation under labor outsourcing and FDI. We show how the optimal income tax response to the joint effect of outsourcing and FDI depends on whether FDI is complementary with, or substitutable for, domestic labor.

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  • Thomas Aronsson & Erkki Koskela, 2010. "Redistributive Income Taxation under Outsourcing and Foreign Direct Investment," CESifo Working Paper Series 3051, CESifo Group Munich.
  • Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_3051
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    Keywords

    outsourcing; foreign direct investment; optimal nonlinear taxation;

    JEL classification:

    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General
    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • H25 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Business Taxes and Subsidies
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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