Taxes, Relative Prices and Trade

  • James R. Melvin
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Abstract

In this paper, I consider some of the relationships between domestic taxes, relative commodity prices and international trade. The order in which I have listed these three factors is significant, for the basic premise will be that domestic taxes influence the relative prices of domestic commodities, and that this in turn may have a substantial effect on international trade. Indeed, it will be argued that in some circumstances taxes may be one of the most significant determinants of trade patterns.

Keywords

Migration Petroleum Transportation Income Expense 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • James R. Melvin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Western OntarioCanada

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