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Tax Analysis in an Oligopoly Model

Michael Katz () and Harvey Rosen ()

No 1088, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: In this paper we analyze taxation using the conjectural variations model of oligopoly. We demonstrate the way in which the incidence of a tax depends upon the pattern of firm interaction. The results obtained have important implications for the controversy surrounding the question of whether a tax oncorporate income can be over-shifted. We also study normative aspects of taxation. The focus here is on the errors that can arise in excess burden calculations when incorrect assumptions on market structure are made.

Date: 1983-03
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Published as Katz, Michael L. and Harvey S. Rosen. "Tax Analysis in an Oligopoly Model." Public Finance Quarterly, Vol. 13, No. 1, (January 1985), pp. 3-19.

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