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Efficiency Enhancing Taxation in Two-sided Markets

  • Kind, Hans Jarle

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    (Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH))

  • Koethenbuerger, Marko

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    (Center for Economic Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität)

  • Schjelderup, Guttorm

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    (Dept. of Finance and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)

This paper examines the efficient provision of goods in two-sided markets and characterizes optimal specific and ad-valorem taxes. We show that (i) a monopoly may have too high output compared to the social optimum; (ii) output may be reduced by imposing negative value-added taxes (subsidy) or positive specific taxes.

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Paper provided by Department of Business and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 2008/1.

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Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: 25 Jan 2008
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:nhhfms:2008_001
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