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Handbook of Public Economics / Edition 4

Handbook of Public Economics / Edition 4

by M. Feldstein, A.J. Auerbach
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This second volume of the Handbook of Public Economics is a continuation of volume one, with chapters surveying the literature on both the tax and expenditure areas of public economics.

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. For more information on the Handbooks of Economics series, please see our homepage on

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780444879080
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 12/01/1987
Series: Handbooks in Economics Series
Pages: 644
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Theory of public goods (W.H. Oakland). Incentives and the allocation of public goods (J.-J. Laffont). The economics of the local public sector (D.L. Rubinfeld). Markets, government, and the "new" political economy (R. Inman). Income maintenance and social insurance (A.B. Atkinson). The theory of cost-benefit analysis (J. Drèze, N.H. Stern). Pareto efficient and optimal taxation and the new new welfare economics (J.E. Stiglitz). Tax incidence (L. Kotlikoff, L. Summers).

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