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– A Critical Appraisal
Machiko Nissanke - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

The paper assesses the potential of currency transaction taxes (CTT, widely known as the Tobin tax), to raise revenue for global development. Though Tobin proposed and others assessed CTTs in terms of reducing exchange rate volatility and improving macroeconomic policy environments, this paper...

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Tony Addison, Abdur Chowdhury - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

The world lottery market now amounts to at least US$126 billion in sales. World market sales for all gaming products (public, charitable and commercial) total some US$1 trillion, of which Internet gambling accounts for US$32 billion. This paper assesses the prospects for harnessing this large and...

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– The UK HM Treasury-DFID Proposal to Increase External Finance to Developing Countries
George Mavrotas - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

The paper discusses the International Finance Facility (IFF), a joint HM Treasury–DFID proposal to increase development aid substantially for the Millennium Development Goals to be achieved by 2015. The main conclusion of the paper is that the proposed IFF is a promising, forward-looking and...

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