Aggregate scale economies, market integration, and optimal welfare state policy

Using a two-sector–two-country model with aggregate scale economies and unionisation, we show that optimal welfare state policy entails positive levels of unemployment benefits under free-trade and capital mobility. In this setting, economic integration does not reduce the revenue raising capacity o...

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Volume: 69
Main Author: Molana, Hassan
Montagna, Catia
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: Elsevier B.V 2006
Elsevier
Elsevier Science Publishers
published in: Journal of international economics Vol. 69; no. 2; pp. 321 - 340
Data of publication: 2006
ISSN: 0022-1996
1873-0353
EISSN: 1873-0353
Discipline: Economics
Business
Series: Journal of International Economics
Subjects:
E6
F1
H3
J5
F4
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: RePEc
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