Handbook of Public Economics

Handbook of Public Economics

by Alan J. Auerbach, Martin Feldstein
     
 

The first volume of the Handbook of Public Economics contains eight essays on various topics in Public Economics by international leaders in the field. It begins with an historical perspective on the growth of the area as a whole, and subsequent essays focus on the theory and evidence about the impact of taxation on economic behavior.

The material presents an up

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The first volume of the Handbook of Public Economics contains eight essays on various topics in Public Economics by international leaders in the field. It begins with an historical perspective on the growth of the area as a whole, and subsequent essays focus on the theory and evidence about the impact of taxation on economic behavior.

The material presents an up-to-date survey of the field of public economics by those actually doing work on the frontier of the subject, and is written in a manner that renders it useful to the public finance specialist, whilst remaining understandable for the student and non-specialist.

Editorial Reviews

This outstanding work will interest not only teachers and students in the United States but economists all over the world. It is not only a massive handbook but an encyclopaedia of the current trends and information in the field.

International Review of Administrative Sciences
Overall, this volume undoubtedly fulfills the intentions of the editors. Any student, and many lecturers, will be glad to have such comprehensive surveys in one volume. ... for anyone interested in the directions in which current thinking in public economics may be pointing, this is an invaluable compilation.

Journal of Public Policy
... on the whole the Handbook is extremely accessible: many of the chapters could be put as starred references on advanced undergraduate and graduate reading lists.

The Economic Journal
... an extremely valuable and convenient series of surveys of the state of the theoretical literature on public economics in the mid-1980s.

Economic Record

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780444876676
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
02/01/1988
Series:
Handbooks in Economics
Pages:
484

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