Tax Competition under Imperfect Labor Market*

Sangwha Shin, Sang Hyun Kim

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We develop a two-country model of tax competition in which governments attempt to attract more capital by adjusting the corporate income tax rate. We allow labor market imperfection and investigate how it relates to the intensity of tax competition. It is shown that in response to a symmetric increase in the labor market costs, capital becomes less sensitive to corporate income tax rates. When the labor market costs increase, firms’ profits drop more greatly in the foreign market than in the domestic market due to the existence of trade costs. Thus, firms become less concerned about the level of tax rates in the locational decision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-166
Number of pages26
JournalKorean Economic Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Economics,Econometrics and Finance


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