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Tax Incidence, Majority Voting And Capital Market Integration

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  • Lockwood, Ben

    (Department of Economics and CSGR)

  • Makris, Miltiadis

    (Department of Economics, University of Exeter, CMPO, University of Bristol and IMOP, Athens University of Economics and Business)

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We re-examine, from a political economy perspective, the standard view that higher capital mobility results in lower capital taxes - a view, in fact, that is not confirmed by the available empirical evidence. We show that when a small economy is opened to capital mobility, the change of incidence of a tax on capital - from capital owners to owners of the immobile factor - may interact in such a way with political decision-making so as to cause a rise in the equilibrium tax. This can happen whether or not the fixed factor (labour) can be taxed.

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  • Lockwood, Ben & Makris, Miltiadis, 2004. "Tax Incidence, Majority Voting And Capital Market Integration," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 712, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
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