Global Imbalances and Taxing Capital Flows
by C. A. E. Goodharta, M. U. Peirisb, and D. P. Tsomocosc
We study a monetary economy with two large open
economies displaying net real and financial flows. If default on
cross-border loans is possible, taxing financial flows can reduce
its negative consequences. In doing so it can improve welfare
unilaterally, in some cases in a Pareto sense, via altering the
terms of trade and reducing the costs of such default.
JEL Codes: F34, G15, G18.
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Discussion by Francis E. Warnock
a London School of Economics and FMG
b ICEF, NRU Higher School of Economics, Moscow
c Saïd Business School and St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford