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Viable solution or impossible dream? The case for and against a Financial Transaction Tax

Viable solution or impossible dream? The case for and against a Financial Transaction Tax

Experts from academia, the financial sector and policy making circles gathered in Brussels on 14 June 2011 for a high-level debate on whether a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) can help plug the funding gap caused by the financial crisis. Speakers included: Anni Podimata MEP; Mr Philip Kermode (Directorate General for Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission); Neil McCulloch (Institute of Development Studies); Ian Harrison (Association for Financial Markets in Europe); Max Lawson (Oxfam Great Britain).

The event was jointly hosted by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS, www.ids.ac.uk), CIDSE (www.cidse.org), Oxfam International (www.oxfam.org) and CONCORD (www.concordeurope.org). It was chaired by Jean Saldanha from CIDSE.

This audio recording is of the keynote speeches, given by Anni Podimata MEP and Philip Kermode. It then includes a presentation by Neil McCulloch of his new Research Report, ‘The Tobin Tax: A Review of the Evidence’.

Details at: www.ids.ac.uk

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