Public Finance / Edition 9

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Overview

Public Finance 9/e benefits from the combined efforts of Harvey Rosen’s market-leading book and co-author Ted Gayer’s research and government agency experience. This combination of experience is able to explain as clearly as possible how the tools of economics can be used to analyze government expenditure and tax policies. This new edition incorporates recent developments and along the way takes students to the frontiers of current research and policy. While the information presented is cutting edge and reflects the work of economists currently active in the field, the approach makes the text accessible to undergraduates whose only prior exposure to economics is at the introductory level.

All of the changes in the Ninth edition were made to further the authors’ goal of providing students with a clear and coherent view of the role of government spending and taxation. The authors’ years of policy experience have convinced themselves that modern public finance provides a practical and invaluable framework for thinking about policy issues. The goal is simple: to emphasize the links between sound economics and the analysis of real-world policy problems.

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This text on public finance for undergraduates and for public administration graduate programs describes the institutional and legal settings of finance and emphasizes the links between economic analysis and current political issues. Chapters provide an overview of government's role in the economy, and explore tools for positive and normative analysis, tax analysis, and the US revenue system. The appendix discusses basic microeconomics. This fourth edition includes new chapters on health care issues and revised material on taxation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073511351
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 9/25/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Harvey S. Rosen is a professor of economics and business policy at Princeton University. He was appointed by President Bush to serve on the Council of Economic Advisors.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Getting started
1 Introduction 3
2 Tools of positive analysis 20
3 Tools of normative analysis 33
Pt. 2 Analysis of public expenditure
4 Public goods 55
5 Externalities 81
6 Political economy 111
7 Income redistribution : conceptual issues 143
8 Expenditure programs for the poor 165
9 Social insurance I : Social Security and unemployment insurance 191
10 Social insurance II : health care 216
11 Cost-benefit analysis 239
Pt. 3 A framework for tax analysis
12 Taxation and income distribution 273
13 Taxation and efficiency 304
14 Efficient and equitable taxation 329
Pt. 4 The United States Revenue System
15 The personal income tax 359
16 Personal taxation and behavior 401
17 The corporation tax 428
18 Deficit finance 455
19 Taxes on consumption and wealth 473
Pt. 5 Multigovernment public finance
20 Public finance in a federal system 505
App Some basic microeconomics 542
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