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.
Contents Svetozar (Steve) Pejovich Socialism is Dead, Long Live Socialism Todd Sandler – Khusrav Gaibulloev Terrorism: Rationality, Externalities, and Policy Tom Means – Edward P. Stringham Unintended or intended consequences? The effect of below-market housing mandates on housing markets in California Matt E. Ryan The Evolution of Legislative Tenure in the United States Congress: 1789-2004 Alexander William Salter A Theory of the Dynamics of Entangled Political Economy with Application to the Federal Reserve Richard J. Cebula – Maggie Foley A Panel Data Study of the Effects of Economic Freedom, Regulatory Quality, and Taxation on the Growth Rate of Per Capita Real GDP M.A.G. van Meerhaeghe Mars, Mercurius, Athena. My first ninety years Symposium Domenico da Empoli Some Remarks on Preference Revelation for Public Goods Akira Yokoyama Constitutional Rules of Overlapping Taxation among Multi-tiered Governments Yong J. Yoon The Cost of Collectivizing Moral Goods Richard E. Wagner Public Finance without Taxation: Free-Riding as Institutional Artifact Reviews
This book expands on issues like fiscal sustainability, state enterprises and the variety of subsidies, with a multi-country focus. Drawing examples from numerous countries, it presents issues in contemporary finance and especially fiscal policy that can benefit researchers and civil servants from both developed, as well as developing worlds and emerging market economies. Written in a simple and accessible manner, this book will be of interest to civil servants and practitioners. It also serves as a reference source for students and academics, and can be used as a textbook for advanced courses on public finance.
This paper articulates a logical foundation-drawn from disparate literatures-for understanding why safeguarding financial stability is an important economic policy objective. The paper also explains why private aspects of finance provide broader social economic benefits and have the characteristics of public goods. Unique aspects of finance are examined, as are the linkages between finance, money, and the real economy. Sources of market imperfections in finance are identified and their implications are analyzed. The arguments imply that reaping the full private and social economic benefits of finance requires both private-collective and public-policy involvement as well as a delicate balance between maximizing the benefits of positive externalities (and public goods) and minimizing the costs (including potential instabilities) of other sources of market imperfections in finance.
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.
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.