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Commodity Taxation and International Trade in Imperfect Markets

  • Haufler, A.
  • Schjelderup, G.
  • Stahler, F.

This paper studies non-cooperative commodity taxation in a trade model with imperfect competition and trade costs. Nationally optimal tax policy simultaneously tries to correct the domestic distortion from imperfect competition and to shift rents to the home country.

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Paper provided by Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration- in its series Papers with number 17/00.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:fth:norgee:17/00
Phone: 5595 9000
Fax: 5595 9100
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