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Revenue Potential of the Currency Transaction Tax for Development Finance: A Critical Appraisal

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  • Nissanke, Machiko
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    Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number UNU-WIDER Research Paper DP2003/81.

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    Length: 32 pages
    Date of creation: 2003
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    Keywords: Tobin tax; global public goods; international tax coordination; tax revenue and development aid; financial globalization;

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    Cited by:
    1. Kapoor, Sony & Hillman, David & Spratt, Stephen, 2007. "Taking the Next Step - Implementing a Currency Transaction Development Levy," MPRA Paper 4054, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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