Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Taxing financial markets: high-level seminar in Madrid

The pressure for fundamental reform of financial markets is mounting. Despite the horrendous damage caused by their foolish activities, bankers and hedge fund managers remain incapable of acting responsibly, and market interventions are now inevitable. But what kind of interventions?

A forthcoming seminar on 28th May in Madrid, organised by the IDEAS Foundation, brings together a collection of top economists and financial architecture experts, including Joseph Stiglitz, Stephany Griffiths-Jones, Jeffrey Sachs, Y Venugopal Reddy, and Stephan Schulmeister, to discuss the objectives of financial transactions taxes and the merits of the various alternative taxes available to policy makers.

Step by step this agenda is moving forwards.

More information here.

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