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Public Sector Economics

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ISBN-10: 0230522238

ISBN-13: 9780230522237

Edition: 2008

Authors: Richard W. Tresch

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A comprehensive and penetrating exposition of public sector economic theory. This book provides a balanced and thoroughnbsp;view of mainstream concepts with a strong theoretical focus throughout. Web based examples will reinforce for students how these theories can be applied in a local and relevantnbsp;real world context.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 2/6/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

The Foundations of Public Sector Theory
Market Failures
The Fundamental Theorems of Welfare Economic
Appendix: Variable Factor Supplies
Public Expenditure Theory and Policy
The Social Welfare Function and the Quest for Distributive Justice
Applying the Social Welfare Function
Externalities: Theoretical Issues
Externalities: Policy Considerations
Nonexclusive Goods
Decreasing Cost Services: the Natural Monopolies
U.S. Transfer Payments: the Public Choice Perspective
Practical Issues in Designing Transfers to the Poor
Social Insurance: Social Security
Tax Theory and Policy
The Pursuit of Equity in Taxation
Equity Issues with the Federal Personal Income Tax
Taxes and Inefficiency: the Excess Burden of Taxation
Combining Equity and Efficiency in Taxation
Taxes, Transfers, and Imperfect Information
Tax Incidence: Theoretical Issues
Tax Incidence Applied: the Sources and Uses Approach and other Applications
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Fiscal Federalism
The Sorting of Functions Among Governments
Efficiency and Equity Issues with Mobile Resources