Public Finance: A Normative Theory / Edition 2

Public Finance: A Normative Theory / Edition 2

by Richard W. Tresch
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0126990514

ISBN-13: 9780126990515

Pub. Date: 05/22/2002

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Featuring a general equilibrium framework that is both cohesive and versatile, the Second Edition of Public Finance: A Normative Theory brings new and updated information to this classic text. Through its concentration on the microeconomic theory of the public sector in the context of capitalist market economics it addresses the subjects traditionally at

Overview

Featuring a general equilibrium framework that is both cohesive and versatile, the Second Edition of Public Finance: A Normative Theory brings new and updated information to this classic text. Through its concentration on the microeconomic theory of the public sector in the context of capitalist market economics it addresses the subjects traditionally at the heart of public sector economics, including public good theory, theory of taxation, welfare analysis, externalities, tax incidence, cost benefit analysis, and fiscal federalism. Its goal of providing a foundation, rather than attempting to present the most recent scholarship in detail, makes this Second Edition both a valuable text and a resource for professionals.

* Second edition provides new and updated information
* Focuses on the heart of public sector economics, including public expenditure theory and policy, tax theory and policy, cost benefit-analysis, and fiscal federalism
* Features a cohesive and versatile general equilibrium framework

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780126990515
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
05/22/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
950
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 2.31(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction: The Content and Methodology of Public Sector Theory Introduction to Normative Public Sector Theory A General Equilibrium Model for Public Sector Analysis First-Best and Second-Best Analysis and the Political Economy of Public Sector Economics Part II: The Theory of Public Expenditures and Taxation: First-Best Analysis The Social Welfare Function in Policy Analysis The Problem of Externalities: An Overview Consumption Externalities Production Externalities The US Anti-Pollution Policies: An Application of Externality Theory The Theory of Decreasing Cost Production The First-Best Theory of Taxation Applying First-Best Principles of Taxation: What to Tax and How Part III: The Theory of Public Expenditures and Taxation: Second-Best Analysis Introduction to Second-Best Analysis The Second-Best Theory of Taxation in One-Consumer Economies with Linear Production Technology The Second-Best Theory of Taxation with General Production Technologies and Many Consumers Taxation under Asymmetric Information The Theory and Measurement of Tax Incidence Expenditure Incidence and Economy-Wide Incidence Studies The Second-Best Theory of Public Expenditures--Overview Transfer Payments and Private Information Externalities in a Second-Best Environment Decreasing Costs and the Theory of the Second Best--the Boiteux Problem General Production Rules in a Second-Best Environment Part IV: Cost-Benefit Analysis Introduction--the Issues of Cost-Benefit Analysis The Rate of Discount for Public Investments Uncertainty and the Arrow-Lind Problem Measurement Problems in Cost-Benefit Analysis Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Distribution of Income Common Pitfalls in Cost-Benefit Analysis Part V: Fiscal Federalism Optimal Federalism--Sorting the Functions of Government within the Fiscal Hierarchy Optimal Federalism--The Sorting of People within the Fiscal Hierarchy The Role of Grants-in-Aid in a Federalist System of Government

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