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This paper studies local governments' public policies in a metropolitan area plagued by traffic congestion, where both residents and workers consume local public goods. We develop a new spatial sub-metropolitan tax competition model which features a central city surrounded by suburban towns linked by mobile capital and mobile residents who commute...
This paper investigates the impact of tax base mobility on local taxation. First, we develop a theoretical model in order to examine the connection between local business property taxation and tax base mobility within a metropolitan area. We find that, in the presence of a budget compensation, decreasing capital intensity in business property tax b...
This thesis is interested in public policy choices of local governments of the low-level jurisdictions, such as municipalities which face a high degree of mobility of capital, residents and workers. The tax competition literature did not pay enough attention to this strong mobility of the agents. Household mobility is most often ignored in the lite...
This paper investigates the efficiency properties of tax competition between sub-metropolitan jurisdictions when capital, residents and workers are mobile, and both households and firms compete for local land markets. We analyze two decentralized equilibria: (1) With a local tax on residents and two separate local taxes on capital and land inputs,...