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Tax Differentials and the Segmentation of Networks of Cooperation in Oligopoly

  • BENCHEKROUN, Hassan
  • CLAUDE, Denis

This paper studies the effects of uncoordinated environmental tax policies on firms’ incentives to form bilateral R&D collaborations. It is shown that the complete network is pair-wise stable for small differences in the taxation of environmental emissions. Larger tax differentials may induce firms to break all their international collaborations.

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Paper provided by Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 19-2006.

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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:mtl:montec:19-2006
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