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Optimal Corporation Tax: An I.O. Approach

  • Luca Colombo
  • Paola Labrecciosa
  • Patrick Paul Walsh

Theory predicts that optimal effective corporation tax rates will benegatively related to industry specific sunk costs, and hence industryconcentration. Governments should tax industries with monopolistic powersoftly. Evidence suggests that this Schumpeterian (1942) principle ofcorporate taxation was used widely across industries in France, Italy and theUK in the 1990s.

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