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Volume 5, Issue 1 (Oct 2005)

Optimal Taxation with Cournot Oligopoly

Leslie J. Reinhorn
  • 1University of Durham,
Published Online: 2005-10-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/1538-0637.1165

Abstract

This paper studies optimal linear taxation in a general equilibrium model with Cournot oligopoly. The main result is the following. With imperfect competition the tendency toward "inverse elasticities" tax rules will be weakened and may even be reversed. That is, an upward sloping relationship may exist between an industry's optimal tax rate and its own-price elasticity of demand, unlike the perfectly competitive case.

Keywords: Optimal taxation; Cournot oligopoly

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Published Online: 2005-10-18


Citation Information: The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, ISSN (Online) 1935-1682, ISSN (Print) 2194-6108, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/1538-0637.1165. Export Citation

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