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Turning the page on business formats for digital platforms : does Apple's agency model soften competition?
(Working paper;06/14, Working paper, 2014-04)
The agency model used by Apple and other platform providers such as Google allows upstream rms (content providers like book publishers and developers of apps) to choose the retail prices of their products (RPM) subject ...
Inter-firm price coordination in a two-sided market
(Discussion paper;16/2014, Working paper, 2014-05)
In many two-sided markets we observe that there is a common distributor on one side of the market. One example is the TV industry, where TV channels choose advertising prices to maximize own profit and typically ...
Essays on trade, growth and development
(Doctoral thesis, 1998)
Why corporate taxes may rise : the case of economic integration
(Discussion paper2003:5, Working paper, 2003-05)
Almost all the literature on tax competition in the presence of multinationals (MNCs) ignores the combined effect of profit shifting and economic integration (i.e., a reduction in trade costs) on equilibrium capital ...
Corporate tax systems, multinational enterprises, and economic integration
(Discussion paper2004:18, Working paper, 2004-07)
Multinational firms are known to shift profits and countries are known to compete over shifty profits. Two major principles for corporate taxation are Separate Accounting (SA) and Formula Apportionment (FA). These two ...
Financing of media firms : does competition matter?
(Discussion paper2005:2, Working paper, 2005-01)
This paper analyses how competition between media firms influences the way they are financed. In a setting where monopoly media firms choose to be completely financed by consumer payments, competition may lead the ...
Network ownership and optimal tariffs for natural gas transport
(Discussion paper2004:27, Working paper, 2004-10)
This paper addresses the issue of national optimal tariffs for transportation of natural gas in a setting where national gas production in its entirety is exported to end-user markets abroad. In a situation where the ...
Trade and multinationals : the effect of economic integration on taxation and tax revenue
(Discussion paper2004:1, Working paper, 2003-12)
The rising importance of multinationals in the world economy has been accompanied by a rise in trade between affiliates of multinationals located in different countries, and by profits being shifted to low tax countries. ...
Competing for capital in a "lumpy" world
(Discussion paper1999:7, Working paper, 1999-04)
The role of FDI in economic development
(Discussion paper2001:31, Working paper, 2001-12)
This paper deals with two questions: First, what are the determinants of FDI? Second, what is the role of FDI in economic development? In order to provide some answers to these questions, we draw upon the existing ...