Web Resources on Global Taxes and Charges
Alternative Finance and Global Taxes (including the Tobin Tax)
P Arestis and M. Sawyer, "How Many Cheers for the Tobin Tax?" Cambridge Journal of Economics, Volume 21, Issue 6: November 1997.
Harlan Cleveland, Hazel Henderson & Inge Kaul, The United Nations: Policy and Financing Alternatives, Washington, Global Commission to Fund the United Nations, 1996.
Hans D'Orville and Dragoljub Najman, "A new system to finance the United Nations," Security Dialogue, vol. 25, no. 2 (June, 1994)
David Felix, "The Tobin Tax Proposal: background, issues and prospects," New York, UNDP Policy Paper, 1995.
Mahbub ul Haq, Inge Kaul and Isabelle Grunberg, (eds.), The Tobin Tax: Coping with Financial Volatility, New York, Oxford University Press, 1996.
Alan F. Kay and Hazel Henderson, "UNSIA Progress Report -- from concept to organization and test cases," Internal Paper, Global Commission to Fund the United Nations, August 24, 1995.
Ruben P. Mendez, "Financing the United Nations and the International Public Sector: Problems and Reform," Global Governance, 3 (1997), 283-310.
Ruben P. Mendez, "Paying for Peace and Development," Foreign Policy, Number 100 (Fall, 1995), pp. 19-31.
Ruben P. Mendez, "Harnessing the global currency market for the global common good," Choices, vol. 4, no. 1 (1995).
Ruben P. Mendez, "Financial Reform for the International Public Sector," Paper presented at the Wilton Park Conference, June, 1994.
Ruben P. Mendez, International Public Finance, New York, Oxford University Press, 1992.
Dragoljub Najman and Hans D'Orville, Towards a New Multilateralism: Funding Global Priorities, Paris/New York, Independent Commission on Population and Quality of Life, 1995.
Sherle R. Schwenninger, "How to Save the World: The Case for a Global Flat Tax" The Nation, May 13, 1996.
Parthasarathi Shome, "Global Incentive Policies: the case for environmental taxes," UNDP/Office of Development Studies Discussion Paper, 1996.
J. G. Smith, "Commentary: Exchange Rate Instability and the Tobin Tax," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Volume 21, Issue 6: November 1997.
Environmental Taxes/Subsidies (including carbon taxes)
William Cline, The Economics of Global Warming, (Washington DC: IIE, 1991).
Antonia Cornwell, Environmental Taxes and Economic Welfare : Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions, New Horizons in Environmental Economics Series, Cheltenham, UK, 1997.
Andre de Moor and Peter Calamai, Subsidizing Unsustainable Development: Undermining the Earth with Public Funds (Earth Council Institute of Canada, 1997).
Henry Lee (ed.), Shaping National Responses to Climate Change (Washington DC: Island Press, 1995).
Richard D. Morgenstern, "Environmental Taxes: Is There a Double Dividend?" in Environment, 38:3, April 1996.
Frank Muller, "Mitigating Climate Change: The Case for Energy Taxes" Environment 38:2; March 1996.
OECD, Environmental Taxes and Green Tax Reform (Paris: OECD, 1997).
OECD, Subsidies and the Environment: Exploring the Linkages (Paris: OECD, 1996).
James Poterba and Dornbusch (eds.) Global Warming: Economic Policy Responses (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1991).
David Malin Roodman, Getting the Signals Right: Tax Reform to Protect the Environment and the Economy, Worldwatch Paper 134 (Washington, DC: WorldWatch Institute, May 1997).
David Malin Roodman, Paying the Piper: Subsidies, Politics, and the Environment, Worldwatch Paper 133 (Washington, DC: WorldWatch Institute, December 1996).
Selected UN Documents
10 June 1996 - "New and Innovative Ideas for Generating Funds" (E/1996/CRP.1)(16 pages) ECOSOC paper summarizing major proposals and giving documentary references.
April 1996 - report of debate at the Commission on Sustainable Development.
6 March 1996 - "Financial Resources and Mechanisms" (E/CN.17/1996/28)(17 pages) Chairman's Summary of the Third Expert Group Meeting on Financial Issues of Agenda 21, held in Manilla, Philippines, 6-8 February 1996 - to be considered at the Commission on Sustainable Development (item 4).
24 February 1995 - "Financial Resources and Mechanisms" (E/CN.17/1995/29)(pages) Chairman's Summary of the Second Expert Group Meeting on Financial Issues of Agenda 21, held in Glen Cove, USA, 15-17 February 1995.
See also the following reports of the Secretary General that are relevant to the issue: A/50/1, A/50/666, A/47/277-S/24111, A/48/935, and A/49/665.