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Revenue Potential of the Tobin Tax for Development Finance: A Critical Appraisal

Machiko Nissanke

in New Sources of Development Finance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199278558
eISBN:
9780191601590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278555.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The principal objective here is to assess the potential of currency transactions taxes (CTTs) – the celebrated Tobin tax – to raise revenues that can be used for developmental purposes. Thus, though ... More


Foreign Exchange and Money Markets

Roy C. Smith, Ingo Walter, and Gayle Delong

in Global Banking

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195335934
eISBN:
9780199932146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335934.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter discusses the evolution of two essential markets to global banks. Foreign exchange markets allow for the trading of foreign currencies, using instruments such as spot transactions, ... More


Markets and International Interest Rate Parity

SUK HUN LEE and A. G. MALLIARIS

in International Finance: A Survey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199754656
eISBN:
9780199979462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754656.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, International

This chapter provides a general overview of the international markets for foreign exchange (FX) and FX derivatives as well as the theoretical relationships that tie these markets together with ... More


Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy

Maria Socorro Gochoco‐Bautista and Dante Canlas

in The Philippine Economy: Development, Policies, and Challenges

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158984
eISBN:
9780199869107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158989.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Examines the evolution of monetary policy rules and exchange rate regimes in the Philippines over the past two decades. It highlights the importance of recognizing the interdependence of exchange ... More


Hong Kong's Financial Crisis Hong Kong's Financial Crisis History, Analysis, Prescription: (November–December 1982)

John Greenwood

in Hong Kong's Link to the US Dollar: Origins and Evolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098909
eISBN:
9789882207004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098909.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter analyzes Hong Kong's monetary problems and the growing problem of inflation since 1974. It argues that the Hong Kong government could not stop the currency slide through intervention in ... More


Time to Blow the Whistle: July–August 1981

John Greenwood

in Hong Kong's Link to the US Dollar: Origins and Evolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098909
eISBN:
9789882207004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098909.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

During the recent precipitate slide of the Hong Kong dollar against the US currency, the Hong Kong government had intervened to support the local currency on the foreign exchange market. This chapter ... More


Casino capitalism

Susan Strange

in Casino Capitalism: with an introduction by Matthew Watson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992651
eISBN:
9781526104168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992651.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The Western financial system is rapidly coming to resemble nothing as much as a vast casino. Every day games are played in this casino that involve sums of money so large that they cannot be ... More


Conquering the Fear of Freedom: Japanese Exchange Rate Policy since 1945

Shinji Takagi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198714651
eISBN:
9780191782893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714651.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This book presents an analytical review of Japanese exchange rate policy from the end of World War II to the present—how authorities, starting from imposing draconian controls over all international ... More


Achieving Current Account Convertibility: 1949–64

Shinji Takagi

in Conquering the Fear of Freedom: Japanese Exchange Rate Policy since 1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198714651
eISBN:
9780191782893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714651.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Chapter 2 reviews Japan’s restrictive system of trade and payments—how it worked and how it was liberalized. The restrictive system was not only conceived as a mechanism to conserve scarce foreign ... More


Foreign Exchange Markets

Francis X. Diebold and Yilmaz Kamil

in Financial and Macroeconomic Connectedness: A Network Approach to Measurement and Monitoring

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199338290
eISBN:
9780190223830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199338290.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The chapter studies volatility connectedness across major foreign exchange rates vis-à-vis the US dollar. The volatility connectedness increased substantially from the beginning of 2003 through the ... More


Foreign Exchange Market Intervention: 1991–2011

Shinji Takagi

in Conquering the Fear of Freedom: Japanese Exchange Rate Policy since 1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198714651
eISBN:
9780191782893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714651.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Chapter 6 reviews Japan’s official foreign exchange market intervention, which became virtually the only standard tool of managing the exchange rate. After presenting an overview of the institutional ... More


Bonds and Currencies, 2007–20

Ranald C. Michie

in Banks, Exchanges, and Regulators: Global Financial Markets from the 1970s

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780199553730
eISBN:
9780191905445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199553730.003.0016
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Though markets are normally associated with regulated institutions such as exchanges of far greater importance was that trading which took place outside them. Ranked among the largest and most active ... More


Bonds and Currencies, 1993–2006

Ranald C. Michie

in Banks, Exchanges, and Regulators: Global Financial Markets from the 1970s

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780199553730
eISBN:
9780191905445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199553730.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Corporate Governance and Accountability

There was a spectrum of funding sources open to any borrower in a modern market economy, ranging from self-finance through bank loans and mortgages to the issue of bills, bonds, and stocks. The same ... More


Capital Inflows and Policy Responses: Lessons from Korea's Experience

Kyuil Chung and Seungwon Kim

in The Great Recession: Lessons for Central Bankers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262018340
eISBN:
9780262305921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018340.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In response to a capital inflow surge from early 2000 through 2007, Korea adopted several policy measures. Of those measures, this chapter evaluates the effectiveness of the capital outflow ... More


The 2008 Global Crisis and Israel-Economy Resilience

Assaf Razin

in Israel and the World Economy: The Power of Globalization

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037341
eISBN:
9780262344234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037341.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The global financial crisis generated the deepest and longest recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The defining event of the 2008 global financial crisis was a “hemorrhagic stroke”: a ... More


The FX Race to Zero: Electronification and Market Structural Issues in Foreign Exchange Trading

Dan Marcus and Miles Kellerman

in Global Algorithmic Capital Markets: High Frequency Trading, Dark Pools, and Regulatory Challenges

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198829461
eISBN:
9780191867972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829461.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter traces how technological changes have affected the structure and operation of currency markets, and examines the issues associated with these developments. These changes have caused ... More


Life on the Tri-Polar Sphere: How Should Interest and Exchange Rates Realign Next?

Michael P. Dooley, David Folkerts-Landau, and Peter Garber (eds)

in International Financial Issues in the Pacific Rim: Global Imbalances, Financial Liberalization, and Exchange Rate Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386829
eISBN:
9780226387086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387086.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter sets out in greater detail what the authors think about the dynamic forces emanating from the emergence of China and Asia as major players in world capital and foreign exchange markets. ... More


Currency Concepts

Eswar S. Prasad

in Gaining Currency: The Rise of the Renminbi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190631055
eISBN:
9780190631086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190631055.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter provides an analytical foundation for a discussion of currency concepts. It describes terms such as capital account convertibility, exchange rate flexibility, and purchasing power ... More


Remarks on the Future of Monetary Policy

Gill Marcus

in Progress and Confusion: The State of Macroeconomic Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034623
eISBN:
9780262333450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034623.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter discusses issues related to the future of monetary policy. It argues that the crisis forced central banks to take extraordinary actions and an ever-expanding mandate, which raises ... More


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