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Public Finance in a Changing World

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Public Finance in a Changing World: Introduction and Summary

  3. Alternative Perceptions of Government

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 33-33
    2. The Role of the State in the Fiscal Theory

      • Richard A. Musgrave
      Pages 35-50
  4. The Welfare State, Entrepreneurship and Employment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 71-71
    2. Social Insurance, Incentives and Risk-Taking

      • Hans-Wemer Sinn
      Pages 73-100
    3. Unemployment and Public Finance in Europe

      • Frederick van der Ploeg
      Pages 126-148
  5. Public Finance with Many Jurisdictions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 149-149
    2. Theory and Practice of Confederate Finances

      • Dubravko Mihaljek
      Pages 193-220
  6. Economies in Transition: Raising Revenue and Allocating Property Rights

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 255-255
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 297-308

About this book

This non-technical volume analyses topical problems of public finance in a changing world characterized by growing mobility of production factors, liberalized economic policy regimes, and the formation of new nations. It discusses alternative views of government and the way we measure its activities; the modern welfare state and its impact on entrepreneurship and employment; issues of fiscal coordination and income redistribution in a world with many jurisdictions; and the problems of raising government revenue and of allocating property rights in transition economies.

Keywords

  • economic policy
  • privatization
  • public finance
  • social insurance
  • tax reform
  • transition
  • unemployment
  • Welfare
  • Welfare State

Reviews

'This volume sees some of the world's leading scholars in public economics build a bridge between theory and practice. They show how modern public economics can shed light on the most pressing public policy issues of our time'

- Lans Bovenberg, CPS Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis

'Peter Birch Sorensen has done a superb job in assembling a collection focussed on the most urgent problems facing real world public finance: strains in the institutions of advanced welfare states, persistent unemployment in Europe and inequality in the USA, constraints imposed by ever increasing openness of the world's national economies and the creation of new institutions in formerly socialist systems. Policymakers will be grateful for the guidance offered; students of public finacne will be stimulated by this rich mine of applied analysis'

- David F.Bradford, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Peter Birch Sørensen

Bibliographic Information

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Hardcover Book USD 199.00
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