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The impact of the French Tobin tax

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We analyse the impact of the introduction of the French Tobin tax on volumes, liquidity and volatility of affected stocks with parametric and non parametric tests on individual stocks, difference in difference tests and other robustness checks controlling for simultaneous month-of-the-year and size effects. Our findings document that the tax has a significant impact in terms of reduction in transaction volumes and intraday volatility. The reduction in volumes traded occurs in similar proportion in non taxed small cap stocks.

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Paper provided by Tor Vergata University, CEIS in its series CEIS Research Paper with number 266.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 01 Mar 2013
Date of revision: 01 Mar 2013
Handle: RePEc:rtv:ceisrp:266

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Keywords: Financial Transaction Tax; intraday volatility; liquidity; transaction volumes;

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  1. Gunther Capelle-Blancard & Olena Havrylchyk, 2013. "The Impact of the French Securities Transaction Tax on Market Liquidity and Volatility," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00940251, HAL.

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