The general analytical skills of public finance are presented in this comprehensive manual through a building block approach to principles, procedures, and methodologies to give a clear picture of how governments manage their finances. Knowledge of public finance, including current policy and legislation, is easy to grasp from the chapter design of the book which aims to establish a consistent pedagogy for the user. Each new subject is introduced with figures, illustrations (anecdotal cartoons), and tables.
This book was prepared mainly for specialists on the assumption that it would provide the background to an important neglected field of discussion in public finance. Since it was first published in 1958, the theory of public goods and its implications for public policy have become incorporated in the main body of the economic analysis of public finance in the literature. A glance at the footnotes of some of the standard textbooks on public finance indicates that this assembly of articles has not been in vain. Probably the most influential part of this collection has been the papers concerned with the theory of public expenditure, which contains two closely related elements. The first is as a part of welfare economics: under what conditions can Pareto optimality be achieved in an economic system in which some goods supplied are indivisible? The other strand of thought is concerned with the positive theory of the public sector: how can economic analysis be used in order to explain how the size and composition of the budget is actually determined?
Economies throughout both the developed and developing world are interconnected like never before, whether it is the financing of global challenges, monetary integration among a group of countries or trade across national borders. This increasing degree of interconnection brings both opportunities and challenges for the countries involved. This volume provides an analysis of three distinct but closely related themes of economic interconnection: Public Finance, Monetary Policy and Market Issues. The collection will stimulate further debate on these issues and in doing so will help to broaden the exchange of ideas among economists in both academia and business.
Presenting emphases on and approaches to issues such as government spending, reporting, pricing and fiscal federalism, the Handbook of Public Finance demonstrates the utility of integrating public finance theory with actual public policy practices. It discusses applications in major subfields of public finance, including public education, environmental regulation, energy policy, social welfare programs, and local and state politics. Other topics of discussion include the theory and practice of tax incidence analysis; the marginal costs of taxation and regulation, the economics of expenditure incidence, discounting and the social discount rate; passive use benefits, and public sector pricing.
Popular author and seasoned economist Dr. David Hyman delivers a solid economics-oriented approach to public finance and public policy. The 11th edition of PUBLIC FINANCE thoroughly illustrates the role government plays in the economy and explains how and why the public sector makes decisions. Packed with timely, real-world examples, PUBLIC FINANCE sparks lively discussion and debate with its coverage of such hot topics as national defense and homeland security, pollution rights, Social Security reform, federal tax reform, and the Iraq war. In addition, it includes numerous study tools and exercises to help students sharpen their economic acumen. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This is the thirty-fifth volume in the Brookings Studies of Government Finance series. In the first of its four essays, "Analytical Foundations of Fiscal Policy," Alan S. Blinder of Princeton University and Robert M. Solow of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology survey the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of fiscal policy. After discussing how the influence of fiscal policy on macroeconomic activity ought to be assessed, the authors examine and find inadequate the dictum that government should balance the budget rather than the economy. They defend--again both theoretically and empirically--the efficacy of fiscal policy against the monetarist challenge. From an examination of the...
Emphasizing policymaking and policy analysis, PUBLIC FINANCE, 2ND Edition uses a variety of applications to deliver modern treatment of everything from overviews and definitions for undergraduates, to mathematical derivations of advanced topics for advanced and graduate-level courses. The text evenly addresses local, state, and federal issues, and shows students how to use fiscal federalism as a framework for analysis. Anderson also demonstrates the effects of international concerns on U.S. public policy, lacing the text with topical discussions on entities and issues that greatly affect the entire world, such as the IMF, World Bank, and Kyoto Protocol. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.