Coordinating Tariff Reduction and Domestic Tax Reform under Imperfect Competition

M. Keen, J.E. Ligthart

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Abstract

A major constraint on trade liberalization in many countries is the prospective loss of government revenue.Recent results, however, have established a simple and appealing strategy for overcoming this difficulty, whilst still realizing the efficiency gains from liberalization, in small, competitive economies: combining tariff cuts with point-for-point increases in destination-based consumption taxes unambiguously increases both national welfare and total government revenue.This note explores the implications of imperfect competition for this strategy.Examples are easily found in which this strategy unambiguously reduces domestic welfare.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
PublisherMacroeconomics
Number of pages12
Volume2004-78
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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NameCentER Discussion Paper
Volume2004-78

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Tariffs
Imperfect competition
Tax reform
Government revenue
Consumption tax
Trade liberalization
Efficiency gains
Liberalization
Destination

Keywords

  • tariffs
  • tax reform
  • imperfect competition

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Keen, M., & Ligthart, J. E. (2004). Coordinating Tariff Reduction and Domestic Tax Reform under Imperfect Competition. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2004-78). Tilburg: Macroeconomics.
Keen, M. ; Ligthart, J.E. / Coordinating Tariff Reduction and Domestic Tax Reform under Imperfect Competition. Tilburg : Macroeconomics, 2004. (CentER Discussion Paper).
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