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Income effects and the welfare consequences of tax in differentiated product oligopoly

Nesheim, LP; Griffith, R; O'Connell, M; (2018) Income effects and the welfare consequences of tax in differentiated product oligopoly. Quantitative Economics , 9 (1) pp. 305-341. 10.3982/QE583. Green open access

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Abstract

Random utility models are widely used to study consumer choice. The vast majority of applications assume utility is linear in consumption of the outside good, which imposes that total expenditure on the subset of goods of interest does not affect demand for inside goods and restricts demand curvature and pass‐through. We show that relaxing these restrictions can be important, particularly if one is interested in the distributional effects of a policy change, even in a market for a small budget share product category. We consider the use of tax policy to lower fat consumption and show that a specific (per unit) tax results in larger reductions than an ad valorem tax, but at a greater cost to consumers.

Type: Article
Title: Income effects and the welfare consequences of tax in differentiated product oligopoly
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3982/QE583
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.3982/QE583
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2018 The Authors. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‐NonCommercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.
Keywords: Income effects, compensating variation, demand estimation, oligopoly, pass-through, fat tax
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Economics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10042657
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