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Taxation and the Financial Crisis

Julian S. Alworth and Giampaolo Arachi

Abstract

The financial crisis has opened up a global debate on the taxation of the financial sector. A number of international policy initiatives, most notably by the G20, have called for major changes in the tax treatment of financial institutions and transactions as well as individuals working in the financial sector. This book examines how tax policies contributed to the financial crisis and whether taxation can play a role in the reform efforts under way to establish a sounder and safer financial system. The book looks at the pros and cons of various tax initiatives, including limiting the tax adva ... More

Keywords: tax policy, financial crisis, taxation, debt financing, financial sector

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199698165
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698165.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julian S. Alworth, editor
Senior Partner, European Investment Consulting and research associate, Econpubblica, Università Bocconi, Milan

Giampaolo Arachi, editor
Professor of Public Finance, University of Salento and research associate, Econpubblica, Università Bocconi, Milan

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Contents

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1 Introduction

Julian S. Alworth and Giampaolo Arachi

3 The Role of Housing Tax Provisions

Thomas Hemmelgarn Gaetan Nicodeme and Ernesto Zangari

4 The Role of Taxes in Compensation Schemes and Structured Finance

Vieri Ceriani Stefano Manestra Giacomo Ricotti and Alessandra Sanelli

5 Can Tax Policy Help to Prevent Financial Crisis?

Thomas Hemmelgarn and Gaetan Nicodeme

6 Taxation and the Financial Sector

Douglas A. Shackelford Daniel N. Shaviro Joel Slemrod

11 Regulation and Taxation: Economics and Politics

Donato Masciandaro and Francesco Passarelli