State and Local Public Finance

ISBN-10: 0324291558

ISBN-13: 9780324291551

Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Ronald Fisher

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Get the Finance textbook that covers complex policy issues using easy-to-understand concepts! STATE AND LOCAL PUBLIC FINANCE provides you with a clear analysis of federal finance practices, and it focuses on state and local government policy as well. Because it's uncomplicated and yet thorough, STATE AND LOCAL FINANCE is perfect for anyone from economics majors early in their studies to graduate students in Public Administration.
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Book details

List price: $219.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 1/25/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 736
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Introduction
Why Study State and Local Government Finance?
Headlines
Fiscal Characteristics of the Subnational Public Sector
Diversity of Subnational Governments
International Comparison
Fiscal Role of Subnational Governments
Summary
Discussion Questions
Selected Reading
Microeconomic Analysis: Market Efficiency and Market Failure
Headlines
The Efficiency of the Market
When Markets Are Not Efficient
Distributional Concerns
Efficient Provision of Public Goods
Application to State and Local Governments
Public and Private Provision of Public Safety
Summary
Discussion Questions
Selected Reading
Public Choice and Fiscal Federalism
Public Choice Without Mobility: Voting
Headlines
Fiscal Choices
Majority Voting
Alternative Voting Methods
Monopoly Models of Fiscal Choice
Voting for Public School Budgets
Summary
Discussion Questions
Selected Readings
Indifference Curve Approach to Voting Models
Demand for State and Local Goods and Services
Headlines
Understanding and Measuring Demand
Evidence on Demand
Business Demand for Government Service
Summary
Discussion Questions
Selected Reading
Characterizing Demand
Public Choice Through Mobility
Headlines
The Tiebout Hypothesis
Evaluation of the Model
Extensions of the Tiebout Model
Public Choice: Evidence and Reality
Summary
Discussion Questions
Selected Reading
Organization of Subnational Government
Headlines
The Economic Issues
Optimal Government Size
Policy Applications
Summary
Discussion Questions
Selected Readings
Provision of State and Local Goods and Services
Costs and Supply of State and Local Goods and Services
Headlines
Measurement and Production of Government Services
Productivity and Costs
Technology and the Production of Public Safety
Private Provision of Public Services
Producing City Fire Protection Services
Privatizing Entire State Departments
Summary
Discussion Questions
Selected Readings
Pricing of Government Goods-User Charges
Headlines
Types and Use of Charges
Theory of User Charges
Pricing at Congested Tennis Courts
Parking Fees and Parking Meters
Application of User Charges
International Comparison
Summary
Discussion Questions
Selected Reading
Intergovernmental Grants
Headlines
Grants in the U.S. Fiscal System
Purposes of Grants
Types of Grants
Economic Effects: Theory
Health Care and the Changing Composition of Grants
Economic Effects: Evidence
Intergovernmental Grant Policy
International Comparison
Summary
Discussion Questions
Selected Reading
Indifference-Curve Analysis of Grants
Borrowing and Debt
Headlines
The Role of Debt Finance
Tax Exemption for State and Local Bond Interest
Implications and Analysis of the Tax Exemption
Financing for Sports Facilities: New Options
Summary
Discussion Questions
Selected Reading
The Budget Process
Headlines
State Budget Results
The State Budget Schedule
State Budgeting Rules
Tax and Expenditure Limits
Summary
Discussion Questions
Selected Reading
Revenue for State-Local Governments
Principles of Tax Analysis
Headlines
The Economic Issues: Incidence and Efficiency
Single-Market Tax Analysis
Multimarket Analysis
State Diesel Fuel Taxes: Multimarket Analysis in Practice
Summary
Discussion Questions
Selected Readings
Indifference-Curve Analysis of Tax Efficiency
The Property Tax: Institutions and Structure
Headlines
Property Tax Reliance and Trends
The Property Tax Process
Property Assessment
Opportunity Cost and the Value of Leased Commercial Properties
Property Tax-Relief or Reduction Measures
Summary
Discussion Questions
Selected Readings
Property Tax: Economic Analysis and Effects
Headlines
Property Taxes as Capital Taxes
Is the Property Tax Regressive?
Land Value Taxation
Voting on Property Taxes
Summary
Discussion Questions
Selected Readings
Sales and Excise Taxes
Headlines
Reliance on Consumption Taxes
Consumption Tax Structure Issues
Sales Taxes on Services
Economic Analysis: Efficiency
Cigarette Taxes and Cigarette Smuggling
E-Commerce and State Taxation
The Streamlined Sales Tax Project
Economic Analysis: Equity
Summary
Discussion Questions
Selected Readings
Income Taxes
Headlines
Reliance on Income Taxes
Income Tax Structure
Economic Analysis
Federal Collection of State Taxes
State Income Taxation and an Aging Population
The Choice of State Tax Structure
Summary
Discussion Questions
Selected Readings
Business Taxes
Headlines
Reliance on Business Taxes
Tax Avoidance Through Holding Companies
Business Tax Structure Issues
Economic Analysis
Discriminatory Business Taxes: The Insurance Case
Summary
Discussion Questions
Selected Readings
Revenue from Government Monopoly and Regulation
Headlines
Economics of Government Monopoly
Your City: Brought to You by All Everything Corp
Operation of Government Monopoly
New Hampshire Sells Liquor
Beating the Odds: Betting Syndicates
METOO-1: Personalized and Specialty License Plates
Summary
Discussion Questions
Selected Readings
Applications and Policy Analysis
Education
Headlines
Financing Education
State Attempts to Reform Education Finance: The Cases of California and Michigan
Producing Education
School Size and Performance
International Comparison
Summary
Discussion Questions
Selected Readings
Transportation
Headlines
Financing Transportation: Current Practice
International Comparison
Financing Transportation: Theoretical Issues and Alternative Practices
Gasoline Prices, Consumption, and Taxes
Evaluating State Transportation Policy: The Michigan Case
Summary
Discussion Questions
Selected Reading
Health and Welfare
Headlines
Poverty and Health Care in the United States
Financing Welfare and Health-Care Services: Major Programs
Financing Health and Welfare Services: Policy and Structural Issues
International Comparison: Providing Health-Care Services
Summary
Discussion Questions
Selected Readings
Economic Development
Headlines
Interstate Differences in Economic Conditions
Interstate Differences in Fiscal Policy
Enterprise Zones (EZs)
Effects of Fiscal Factors: Theory
Effects of Fiscal Factors: Evidence
Policy Issues
Business Climate Studies and Rankings
Assembling Land for Public Use
Summary
Discussion Questions
Selected Reading
References
Subject Index
Name Index
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