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Essays on Government Growth

Political Institutions, Evolving Markets, and Technology

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  • Provides a public choice analysis of government growth

  • Focuses on taxation, trade openness, technology, income changes, and tax compliance

  • Features prominent scholars such as Nobel Laureate Gary Becker, Casey Mulligan, Gordon Tullock, Randall Holcombe, and Tyler Cowen

Part of the book series: Studies in Public Choice (SIPC, volume 40)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Accounting for the Growth of Government

    • Gary S. Becker, Casey B. Mulligan
    Pages 1-40
  3. Government Growth

    • Gordon Tullock
    Pages 41-50
  4. Income Tax Evasion Prior to Withholding

    • Randall G. Holcombe, Robert J. Gmeiner
    Pages 75-95
  5. The Size and Composition of Government Spending in Multi-Party Systems

    • Carlos G. Scartascini, W. Mark Crain
    Pages 97-127
  6. A Congressional Theory of the Size of Government

    • Robi Ragan, Sachin Khurana
    Pages 129-143
  7. Trade and the Size of Government Revisited

    • Olga Haislip
    Pages 145-165

About this book

This book contains eight papers focusing on factors associated with the growth of government. There is a large literature in public economics, especially public choice, on the determinants of the growth of government. The papers in this volume focus on a number of arguments related to why government has grown in many developed countries during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Chapters focus on taxation, trade openness, technology, income changes, and tax compliance. The volume features prominent scholars such as Nobel Laureate Gary Becker, Casey Mulligan, Gordon Tullock, Randall Holcombe, and Tyler Cowen. 

Keywords

  • government growth
  • size of government
  • technological advance
  • Congress
  • tax compliance
  • tax efficiency
  • trade openness
  • universalism

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Economics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA

    Joshua Hall

  • College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA

    Bryan Khoo

About the editors

Joshua C. Hall is a professor of economics at West Virginia University (US) and Director of the Center for Free Enterprise within the College of Business and Economics. He earned his bachelor and master degrees in economics from Ohio University and his Ph.D. from West Virginia University in 2007. 

Bryan Khoo is currently a graduate student at West Virginia University (US) in the Ph.D. program. He earned his bachelor degree in Economics from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2019.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Essays on Government Growth

  • Book Subtitle: Political Institutions, Evolving Markets, and Technology

  • Editors: Joshua Hall, Bryan Khoo

  • Series Title: Studies in Public Choice

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-55081-3

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-55080-6

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-55083-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-55081-3

  • Series ISSN: 0924-4700

  • Series E-ISSN: 2731-5258

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IX, 165

  • Number of Illustrations: 18 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Public Economics, Political Economy and Economic Systems, Governance and Government

Buying options

eBook
USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-55081-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)