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Capital Income Taxation of Asymmetric Countries

  • Michael J. Koop
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    The paper analyzes the effects of a source-based capital income tax on production and market structures, trade and capital flows as well as national and global welfare. The analysis is carried by means of a general equilibrium model of trade which incorporates international capital flows as well as the existence of multinational enterprises. The focus of the paper is on identifying the influence of different absolute and relative factor endowments on the effects of capital income taxation. Simulations of the model show that a one-size-fits-all tax policy does not exist and that governments need to take their own countryÂ’s factor endowment into account when making tax policy decisions.

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    Paper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1041.

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    Length: 20 pages
    Date of creation: Apr 2001
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    Handle: RePEc:kie:kieliw:1041
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    5. Michael J. Koop, 2001. "The Influence of Capital Market Integration on Production and Market Structures," Kiel Working Papers 1040, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
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    7. Peter A. Diamond & J. A. Mirrlees, 1968. "Optimal Taxation and Public Production," Working papers 22, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics.
    8. S. Baranzoni & P. Bianchi & L. Lambertini, 2000. "Market Structure," Working Papers 368, Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna.
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