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Horizontal and Vertical Indirect Tax Competition: Theory and Some Evidence From the USA.

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This Paper provides a simple theoretical framework for analysing simultaneous vertical and horizontal competition in excise taxes, and estimates equations informed by the theory on a panel of US state and federal excise taxes on cigarettes and gasoline. We also examine the role played by smuggling. The results are generally consistent with the theory, when the characteristics of the markets for the goods are taken into account. For neither good do federal excise taxes affect state taxes. Taxe...

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Michael P. Devereux More by this author
Ben Lockwood More by this author
Michela Redoano More by this author
Volume:
4470
Series:
CEPR Discussion Papers
Publication date:
2004
URN:
uuid:55bd80af-fca2-4f48-9a8a-177b44a7c371
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14844
Language:
English

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