Economics at your fingertips  

Does a ‘financial transaction tax’ drive out information mirages? An experimental analysis

Andrea Morone (), Pasquale Marcello Falcone, Simone Nuzzo and Piergiuseppe Morone
Additional contact information
Pasquale Marcello Falcone: University of Rome
Simone Nuzzo: Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro
Piergiuseppe Morone: University of Rome

Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, 2020, vol. 15, issue 4, No 2, 793-820

Abstract: Abstract Motivated by the debate over the economic implications of financial transaction taxes, the present study involved a thorough investigation of the impact of such taxes on a financial market of the type described by Camerer and Weigelt (J Bus 64:463–493, 1991), whereby noise traders are unaware of whether privileged information is fluctuating in the market. Two treatment conditions were opposed to a baseline condition in which no tax was levied. The two treatment conditions imposed a transaction tax equal to 0.5% and 1% of each transaction’s market value, respectively. The findings show that: (1) the introduction of a tax did not affect the occurrence of a mirage, (2) the introduction of a tax did not improve market efficiency and (3) the introduction of a tax did not reduce the number of transactions.

Keywords: Experimental asset markets; Information mirages; Financial transaction tax; Market efficiency (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) Abstract (text/html)
Access to the full text of the articles in this series is restricted.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... ry/journal/11403/PS2

DOI: 10.1007/s11403-019-00271-4

Access Statistics for this article

Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination is currently edited by A. Namatame, Thomas Lux and Shu-Heng Chen

More articles in Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination from Springer, Society for Economic Science with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla () and Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing ().

Page updated 2021-01-10
Handle: RePEc:spr:jeicoo:v:15:y:2020:i:4:d:10.1007_s11403-019-00271-4