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Competing for capital when labor is heterogeneous

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  • Yasuhiro, SATO
  • Jacques-François, THISSE

    (UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, Department of Economics)

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This paper investigates the impacts of capital mobility and tax competition in a setting with imperfect matching between firms and workers. The small country always gains and the large country always loses from tax competition, thus implying tax competition leads to redistribution from the large to the small country. These results imply that our model encapsulates both the “importance of being small” as well as the “importance of being large”. We also show that tax harmonization leads to redistribution from the large to the small country

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  • Yasuhiro, SATO & Jacques-François, THISSE, 2005. "Competing for capital when labor is heterogeneous," Discussion Papers (ECON - Département des Sciences Economiques) 2005045, Université catholique de Louvain, Département des Sciences Economiques.
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    fiscal competition; local labor markets; capital mobility;
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    JEL classification:

    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • H32 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Firm
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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