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Tax Competition Leading to Strict Environmental Policy

  • Cees Withagen
  • Alex Halsema

We study tax competition when pollution matters. Most notably we present a dynamic setting, where the supply of capital is endogenous. It is shown that tax competition may involve stricter environmental policy than the cooperative outcome.

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Paper provided by Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies, University of Oxford in its series OxCarre Working Papers with number 076.

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Date of creation: 2012
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