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Is Tax Policy Coordination Necessary?

  • Kollintzas, T.
  • Philippopoulos, A.
  • Vasillatos, V.

The answer to this question is "yes". We examine noncooperative and cooperative equilibria under perfect capital mobility. To this end, we develop a two-country optimal growth model with endogenous national fiscal policies. The channel for interdependence is distortionary income taxes.

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Paper provided by Athens University of Economics and Business, Department of International and European Economic Studies in its series Athens University of Economics and Business with number 110.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:fth:athebu:110
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