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Estimating the Effect of Tax Reform in Differentiated Product Oligopolistic Markets

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  • Fershtman, C.
  • Gandal, N.
  • Markovich, S.

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While the paper examined the effect of different tax regimes on the Israeli automobile market, the main contribution of this paper is the methodology it employs. As demonstrated, owr framework provides a methodology for examining the effects of changes in tax regimes in differential product monopolies.

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  • Fershtman, C. & Gandal, N. & Markovich, S., 1997. "Estimating the Effect of Tax Reform in Differentiated Product Oligopolistic Markets," Papers 29-97, Tel Aviv.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:teavfo:29-97
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    Keywords

    TAX POLICY ; OLIGOPOLIES;

    JEL classification:

    • L20 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - General
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure

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