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Current Account Surpluses and the Interest Rate Island in Switzerland

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Source: Current Account Surpluses and the Interest Rate Island in Switzerland

Volume/Issue: 1995/24

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1995

ISBN: 9781451844085

Keywords: foreign assets, net foreign assets, foreign currency, foreign exchange, international standards

This paper describes some long-run aspects of the Swiss balance of payments, highlighting two macroeconomic phenomena that make Switzerland stand out among other countries: first, it has had a persistent current ac...

Current Account Surpluses and the Interest Rate Island in Switzerland

Current Account Surpluses and the Interest Rate Island in Switzerland »

Volume/Issue: 1995/24

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451844085.001

ISBN: 9781451844085

Keywords: foreign assets, net foreign assets, foreign currency, foreign exchange, international standards

This paper describes some long-run aspects of the Swiss balance of payments, highlighting two macroeconomic phenomena that make Switzerland stand out among other countries: first, it has had a persistent current ac...

International Financial Flows and Transactions Taxes
			: Survey and Options

International Financial Flows and Transactions Taxes : Survey and Options »

Volume/Issue: 1995/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): P. Spahn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451847994.001

ISBN: 9781451847994

Keywords: exchange rate, foreign exchange, financial markets, exchange rates, exchange markets

Tobin has suggested that exchange rate volatility be controlled through a tax on international financial transactions. This analysis shows that the Tobin tax as a pure transaction tax is not viable. The tax would i...

International Financial Flows and Transactions Taxes

International Financial Flows and Transactions Taxes »

Source: International Financial Flows and Transactions Taxes : Survey and Options

Volume/Issue: 1995/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): P. Spahn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

ISBN: 9781451847994

Keywords: exchange rate, foreign exchange, financial markets, exchange rates, exchange markets

Tobin has suggested that exchange rate volatility be controlled through a tax on international financial transactions. This analysis shows that the Tobin tax as a pure transaction tax is not viable. The tax would i...