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A Note on Taxation, Imperfect Competition and the Balanced Budget Multiplier

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  • Hassan Molana
  • Thomas Moutos

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This paper explores the implications of the form of taxation for the size of the balanced budget multiplier in imperfectly competitive models. The authors show that the balanced budget multiplier is positive but less than unity when there is either a lump-sum or a proportional profit tax, that it is zero when taxes are proportional to total income (wage and profit income), and that it can be negative when a proportional tax is levied on wage income alone. Copyright 1992 by Royal Economic Society.
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  • Hassan Molana & Thomas Moutos, 1991. "A Note on Taxation, Imperfect Competition and the Balanced Budget Multiplier," Working Papers Series 91/4, University of Stirling, Division of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:stl:stlewp:91/4
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    1. Molana, Hassan & Zhang, Junxi, 2001. " Market Structure and Fiscal Policy Effectiveness," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 103(1), pages 147-164, March.
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    4. Jim Malley & Hassan Molana, 2000. "Monopolistic Competition, Efficiency Wages and Perverse Effects of Demand Shock," Working Papers 2000_20, Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow, revised Feb 2001.
    5. Molana, Hassan, 2000. "Effectiveness of Fiscal Policy in a Model of Imperfect Competition with Transactions Money," Australian Economic Papers, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 39(1), pages 56-67, March.
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    7. Ramón Torregrosa, 2008. "Macroeconomic effects of an indirect tax substitution," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 94(3), pages 199-221, September.
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    10. Heijdra, Ben J. & Ligthart, Jenny E., 2007. "Fiscal policy, monopolistic competition, and finite lives," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 31(1), pages 325-359, January.
    11. Luís F. Costa & Huw Dixon, 2009. "Fiscal Policy under Imperfect Competition: A Survey," Working Papers Department of Economics 2009/25, ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, Universidade de Lisboa.
    12. Jim Malley & Hassan Molana, 2002. "Efficiency Wages, Unemployment and Macroeconomic Policy," Working Papers 2002_3, Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow.
    13. Wen-Ya Chang & Ching-Chong Lai, 1999. "Efficiency wages and the balanced budget theorem," Atlantic Economic Journal, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 27(3), pages 314-324, September.
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    15. Ramón J. Torregrosa Montaner, 2003. "Balanced budget multiplier with indirect taxes under imperfect competition," Estudios Económicos, El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos, vol. 18(1), pages 3-13.
    16. Balamatsias, Pavlos, 2017. "Inequality, imperfect competition, and fiscal policy," MPRA Paper 82178, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    17. Luís Costa, 2007. "GDP steady-state multipliers under monopolistic competition revisited," Portuguese Economic Journal, Springer;Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestao, vol. 6(3), pages 181-204, December.
    18. Torregrosa, Ramon J., 1998. "On the monotonicity of balanced budget multiplier under imperfect competition," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 59(3), pages 331-335, June.
    19. Emmanuelle Taugourdeau, 2002. "Imperfect Competition and Fiscal Policy Transmission in a Two-Country Economy," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 13(1), pages 47-71, January.
    20. Andersen, Torben M. & Rasmussen, Bo Sandemann & Sorensen, Jan Rose, 1996. "Optimal fiscal policy in open economies with labour market distortions," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 63(1), pages 103-117, December.
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    22. Georgios Christou & Panagiotis Chronis, 2017. "Markups and fiscal policy: analytical framework and an empirical investigation," Working Papers 221, Bank of Greece.

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