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Konrad, Kai A.; Schjelderup, Guttorm (1999): Fortress building in global tax competition. In: Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 46, No. 1: pp. 156-167
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This paper studies whether a group of countries can gain from harmonizing their capital income taxes if the rest of the world does not follow suit. It is shown that cooperation among the subgroup of countries is beneficial if tax rates in the initial fully noncooperative Nash equilibrium are strategic complements. In this case tax harmonization among a subset of countries is Pareto improving for all countries. © 1999 Academic Press.