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Competitive Tax Reforms in a Monetary Union with Endogenous Entry and Tradability

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  • Stéphane Auray

    (CREST-Ensai and ULCO)

  • Aurélien Eyquem

    (Univ Lyon, Université Lumière Lyon 2, GATE L-SE UMR 5824, F-69130 Ecully, France)

  • Xiaofei Ma

    (Université d’Evry and Univ Lyon, Université Lumière Lyon 2, GATE L-SE UMR 5824, F-69130 Ecully, France)

Abstract

We quantify the effects of competitive tax reforms within a two-country monetary union model with endogenous entry and endogenous tradability. As expected, their effects on out-put, consumption, hours worked and the terms of trade are positive. Extensive margins provide additional transmission mechanisms that turn the response of foreign output from negative to positive and yields larger aggregate welfare gains compared to alternative models. These positive spillovers are due to the positive effect of the reform on variety creation in both countries and change our vision of this type of reform from beggar-thy-neighbor to prosper-thy-neighbor.

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  • Stéphane Auray & Aurélien Eyquem & Xiaofei Ma, 2017. "Competitive Tax Reforms in a Monetary Union with Endogenous Entry and Tradability," Working Papers 1706, Groupe d'Analyse et de Théorie Economique Lyon St-Étienne (GATE Lyon St-Étienne), Université de Lyon.
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    Keywords

    Competitive tax reforms; endogenous tradability; endogenous varieties; monetary union; taxes; fiscal devaluations;
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    JEL classification:

    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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