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Fiscal competition in a transition economy

  • Laura Solanko

    (Bank of Finland)

The paper analyses fiscal competition for mobile capital between identical regions in a transition country. A framework similar to Keen- Marchand (1997) is used to analyse welfare effects of regional competition. It is shown that in very early transition when the share of the old sector is overwhelming, consumers in a transition economy may be better off in a competitive equilibrium. The decision-makers, however, would prefere to coordinate their fiscal policies.

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Length: 48 pages
Date of creation: 19 Sep 2002
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwppe:0209002
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