Winners and Losers of the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Excess Profits Tax Proposal
Paolo Melindi-Ghidi and
No 2022-8, EconomiX Working Papers from University of Paris Nanterre, EconomiX
In this paper, we study the gains and losses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. We distinguish between the effects of the pandemic and those of the health measures implemented to reduce the death toll, notably ‘the lockdown’. Our theoretical model is focused on within-sector firm heterogeneity and involves imperfect competition in a partial equilibrium setting. A comparison between the gains and losses triggered by both the pandemic and the lockdown indicates that an excess profits tax imposed on the ‘winners’ could partly compensate the ‘losers’ of the same sector.
Keywords: Excess profits; COVID-19; Lockdown; Imperfect competition; Transfers. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H12 H25 H81 L13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 38 pages
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