Gabriel Wollner/ Bryan Roberts

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Tuesday 4 February 2014, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Gabriel Wollner, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

Chair: Bryan Roberts, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

There has recently been much debate among economists and politicians about the idea of levying a tax on particular transactions on international financial markets. Gabriel Wollner contributes to the debate about international financial transaction taxation by bringing the perspective of political philosophy to bear on the politicians’ and economists’ arguments about policy. He develops a framework for thinking about justice in finance and defends the idea of an international financial transaction tax as an instrument for making the international financial system more just.