International asset trade, capital income taxation, and specialization patterns

Koichi Futagami, Akihiko Kaneko, Yoshiyasu Ono, Akihisa Shibata

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Abstract

This paper constructs a small economy version of dynamic Heckscher-Ohlin models with overlapping generations and analyzes effects of capital income taxation on the specialization pattern of the country. It is shown that once international asset trade is allowed, in the presence of international technological asymmetries, a small country eventually leads to perfect specialization in our overlapping generations model. It is also shown that the residence-based tax has no effect on the specialization pattern while the source-based tax has a negative effect on capital accumulation and thereby it can affect the specialization pattern of the small country.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)743-763
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Public Economic Theory
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics

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