The impact of the French Tobin tax
We analyse the impact of the introduction of the French Tobin tax on volumes, liquidity and volatility of a ected stocks with parametric and non parametric tests on individual stocks, di erence in di erence tests and other robustness checks controlling for simultaneous month-of-the-year and size e ects. Our ndings document that the tax has a signi cant 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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