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The abrogation of the “Impôt sur les opérations de bourse” did not foster the French stock market

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  • Gunther Capelle-Blancard

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    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

Between 1893 and 2007, a securities transaction tax (“Impôts sur les opérations de bourse”) was levied on the French market. In this paper, I assess the impact of the tax abrogation. Using a difference-in-difference approach, I find no impact on market liquidity and volatility.

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Paper provided by HAL in its series Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) with number hal-01297093.

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Date of creation: 2016
Publication status: Published in Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, 2016, 〈10.1016/j.frl.2016.03.024〉
Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:hal-01297093
DOI: 10.1016/j.frl.2016.03.024
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