The growing economic openness expressed in the globalization of independent economic systems has created problems as well as opportunities that cross formal borders in unexpected ways. Professors Assaf Razin and Efraim Sadka explore the ramifications of globalization in selected public finance issue areas. Seven main topics are covered by the sixteen papers in the volume: the international mobility of technology; capital flows and exchange rate misalignments; tax incentives and patterns of capital flows; income redistribution and social insurance in federal systems; tax harmonization and coordination; political economy aspects of international tax competition; the migration of skilled and unskilled labour; and the fiscal aspects of monetary unification.
• Contributors are internationally known experts, including the editors, E. Helpman, V. Tanzi, G. Saint-Paul, H-W. Sinn, S. Collins, and O. Stark • Collection bridges the areas of international finance and public economics • Discusses new facets of globalization, including effects on taxation, migration, research and development, multinationals, competitiveness and capital markets
Introduction Assaf Razin and Effraim Sadka; Part I. International Mobility of Technology: 1. R and D and productivity: the international connection Elhanan Helpman; Part II. Capital Flows and Exchange Rate Misalignment: 2. International implications of German unification Hans-Werner Sinn; 3. Real exchange rate misalignment and growth Ofair Razin and Susan M. Collins; Part III. The Incentives and Patterns of Capital Flows: 4. A pecking order of capital inflows and international tax principles Assaf Razin, Efraim Sadka, and Chi-Wa Yuen; 5. Transfer pricing as a strategic device for decentralized multinationals Guttorm Schjelderup and Lars Sorgard; Part IV. Limits to Income Redistribution in Federal Systems: 6. Income redistribution in an economic union: the tradeoff between inter- and international redistribution Helmuth Cremer and Pierre Pestieau; 7. Federal insurance of US states: an empirical investigation Bent E. Sorensen and Oved Yosha; Part V. Tax Harmonization, Tax Co-ordination, and the 'Disappearing Taxpayer': 8. Is there a need for a world tax organization? Vito Tanzi; 9. Taxation, financial innovation, and integrated financial markets: some implications for tax coordination in the European Union Julian S. Alworth; 10. Can international commodity tax harmonization be Pareto-improved when governments supply Public Goods? Ben Lockwood; 11. Fiscal separation with economic integration: Israel and the Palestinian authority Ephraim Kleiman; Part VI. Political Economy Aspects of International Tax Competition: 12. Factor taxation, income distribution, and capital market integration Andreas Haufler; 13. Interjurisdictional tax competition: a political economy perspective Carlo Perroni and Kimberley Scharf; Part VII. Migration of Skilled and Unskilled Labor: 14. Economic integration, factor mobility, and wage convergence Gilles Saint-Paul; 15. Human capital formation, asymmetric information, and the dynamics of international migration Nancy H. Chau and Oded Stark; Part VIII. Fiscal Aspects of Monetary Unification: 16. The interaction of fiscal and monetary policy in a monetary union: balancing credibility and flexibility Roel M. W. J. Beetsma and A. Lans Bovenberg.