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Can Tax Policy Help to Prevent Financial Crisis?

Thomas Hemmelgarn and Gaetan Nicodeme

in Taxation and the Financial Crisis

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199698165
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738630 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698165.003.0005

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The financial crisis has raised the question as to whether additional taxes on the financial sector would be advisable. This chapter offers an overview of the economics of a financial transaction tax and of a financial activities tax and describes countries’ experiences with these taxes.

Keywords: financial crisis; tax policy; taxation; financial sector; banks; financial transaction tax; financial activities tax

Chapter.  14092 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Financial Markets

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