U. Michael Bergman, Niels Lynggård Hansen

Are Excise Taxes on Beverages Fully Passed Through to Prices? The Danish Evidence

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Jahrgang 75 () / Heft 4, S. 323-356 (34)
Publiziert 08.08.2019

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This paper studies tax shifting of excise taxes on alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages in Denmark. We use a unique data set collected by Statistics Denmark focusing on six episodes of tax changes: three tax cuts and three tax hikes. We find that excise taxes on beer and soda are overshifted but those on liquor are undershifted. We also find that the pass-through is inversely related to the size of the tax change and that there are asymmetric effects of tax changes on soda. Finally, the tax pass-through on beer and soda is an increasing function of the distance to the German border.

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