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Tax Incidence in Differentiated Product Oligopoly


Simon P. Anderson


University of Virginia - Department of Economics

Andre De Palma


University of Cergy-Pontoise - Department of Economics

Brent Kreider


Iowa State University - Department of Economics


Journal of Public Economics

Abstract:     
This paper analyzes the incidence of ad valorem and unit excise taxes under imperfect competition with differentiated products and price-setting (Bertrand) firms. Both taxes may be overshifted onto consumers, and a higher tax rate can increase short run firm profits (and hence the long run number of firms). The conditions for these results to occur depend on demand curvatures, and we provide summary statistics written in elasticity form. Surprisingly, much of the analysis corroborates Cournot results with homogeneous demand.


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JEL Classification: D43, H21, H22, L13

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Date posted: March 31, 2000  

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Anderson, Simon P. and de Palma, Andre and Kreider, Brent, Tax Incidence in Differentiated Product Oligopoly. Journal of Public Economics. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=215488

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Simon P. Anderson
University of Virginia (UVA) - Department of Economics ( email )
P.O. Box 400182
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4182
United States
804-924-3861 (Phone)
804-982-2904 (Fax)
Andre De Palma
University of Cergy-Pontoise - Department of Economics ( email )
33 Boulevard du port
F-95011 Cergy-Pontoise Cedex
France
33 1 34 25 61 81 (Phone)
33 1 34 25 62 33 (Fax)
Brent Kreider (Contact Author)
Iowa State University - Department of Economics ( email )
260 Heady Hall
Ames, IA 50011
United States
515-294-6237 (Phone)
515-294-1700 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.econ.iastate.edu/faculty/kreider
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