Essential Microeconomics For Public Policy Analysis / Edition 1

Essential Microeconomics For Public Policy Analysis / Edition 1

by John Levy
     
 

John Levy's text presents microeconomic theory for use in analyzing and formulating public policy. It couples a direct and non-intimidating approach to essential theory with a presentation that is sophisticated at the policy level. It does not attempt to cover the entire body of economic theory, but rather presents those elements of theory most relevant to courses

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John Levy's text presents microeconomic theory for use in analyzing and formulating public policy. It couples a direct and non-intimidating approach to essential theory with a presentation that is sophisticated at the policy level. It does not attempt to cover the entire body of economic theory, but rather presents those elements of theory most relevant to courses in public economics and public policy in such programs as public administration, policy analysis, health planning, environmental management, urban affairs, and urban planning. The text is divided into two parts. The first introduces basic concepts with an emphasis on their philosophical underpinnings and policy uses; the second consists of six essays on policy-related subjects, selected to make use of concepts presented in the first part. Among the unusual features of the book are the discussion of the tax expenditure concept, benefit cost analysis with numerical example, substantial discussions of the origins and philosophical implications of economic man as a behavioral model, and an entire chapter devoted to public choice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275943639
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Who Is Economic Man and Where Does He Come from?9
2Definitions and Axioms19
3Supply and Demand23
4Firms and Markets45
5Welfare Economics61
6The Role of Government, Part I79
7The Role of Government, Part 293
8Taxes, Grants, and Tax Expenditures105
9Benefit-Cost Analysis135
10Rent Controls151
11Zoning: The Economics of Land Use Regulation163
12Selling the Right to Pollute177
13The Minimum Wage Controversy189
14The Economics of Interplace Competition199
15The Economics of Health Risk Analysis213
Bibliography223
Index229

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