Optimal corporation tax: an I.O. approach
Paola Labrecciosa and
Patrick Walsh ()
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Theory predicts that optimal effective corporation tax rates will be negatively related to industry specific sunk costs, and hence industry concentration. Governments should tax industries with monopolistic power softly. Evidence suggests that this Schumpeterian (1942) principle of corporate taxation was used widely across industries in France, Italy and the UK in the 1990s.
Keywords: Effective Corporation Tax Rate; Industry Sunk Costs; Industry Concentration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L52 H25 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: Optimal Corporation Tax: An I.O. Approach (2006)
Working Paper: Optimal Corporation Tax: An I.O. Approach (2005)
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