Marie Michael Library

Title

Global tax initiatives: the movement for the currency transaction tax

Author

Patomaki, Heikki

Description

The currency transaction tax (CTT), first proposed in 1972, is the idea of a tax levied on every currency exchange, set low enough not to hinder transactions or long-term investments. This paper explores the causes of the development of both the transnational campaign for the CTT and the related worldwide movements and networks. It looks at the conditions of success of different strategies for global regulatory change and consequently, what models for the CTT, and strategies to realize them, are feasible, and what effects would they have?

File No

UNRISD-CS27

Agency

UNRISD

Date

January, 2007

Subject(s)

Currency transaction tax, Global tax

Pages

30