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Principles of Public Finance

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  • Equips instructors and students with an overview of the existing literature so that the latter can attain an overall understanding of macroeconomic and microeconomic public finance

  • Explains the standard concepts of public finance with an appendix that provides advanced topics

  • Is intuitively understandable without relying on complicated theories and mathematics

  • Can be used in a variety of courses, including those generally focused on fiscal policy, on social security reform and on tax reform

Part of the book series: Springer Texts in Business and Economics (STBE)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 27-27
    2. The Macroeconomic Theory of Fiscal Policy I

      • Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 29-51
    3. The Macroeconomic Theory of Fiscal Policy II

      • Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 53-75
    4. Public Debt

      • Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 77-100
    5. Economic Growth and Fiscal Policy

      • Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 101-137
    6. Fiscal Management

      • Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 139-168
    7. The Public Pension

      • Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 169-201
  3. Microeconomic Aspects of Public Finance

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 203-203
    2. The Theory of Taxation

      • Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 205-227
    3. Tax Reform

      • Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 229-265
    4. Income Redistribution

      • Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 267-293
    5. The Theory of Public Goods

      • Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 295-327
    6. Public Spending and the Political Process

      • Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 329-361
    7. Local Public Finance

      • Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 363-398
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 399-403

About this book

This textbook equips instructors and students with an overview of the existing literature so that the latter can attain an overall understanding of macroeconomic and microeconomic public finance. The literature on public finance has grown dramatically with theoretical studies and empirical analysis, and much of the focus has been on macroeconomic effects of public services. The standard textbook offerings, however, are mainly restricted to microeconomic topics of public finance. This text intends to fill this gap by presenting a theoretical-based, comprehensive explanation of public finance. Particular emphasis is directed at developing tools that can be applied theoretically and empirically to clarify essential economic concerns in the current public sector in advanced countries, including Japan. Such concerns include the macroeconomic effect of fiscal policy, the dependence on bonds for covering government deficits, and social security reform. The main text explains the standard concepts of public finance, and the appendix offers various advanced topics. The material will facilitate an understanding of how to investigate changes in the public sector, interpret results, and basically do research on fiscal policy. The textbook will be of value to a broad range of course offerings, including those generally focused on fiscal policy, on social security reform and on tax reform.

Keywords

  • Macro theory of public finance
  • Public debt
  • Fiscal management
  • Public pension
  • Theory of taxation
  • Theory of public goods

Authors and Affiliations

  • National Gradual Institute for Policy Studies, Minato-ku, Japan

    Toshihiro Ihori

About the author

Toshihiro Ihori is a professor of economics at the National Gradual Institute for Policy Studies and a professor emeritus of The University of Tokyo. He has a B.A. and an M.A. from The University of Tokyo and a Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University. His major field of research is public economics. Details are at the web site of the National Gradual Institute for Policy Studies.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Principles of Public Finance

  • Authors: Toshihiro Ihori

  • Series Title: Springer Texts in Business and Economics

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-2389-7

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-10-2388-0

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-10-9603-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-10-2389-7

  • Series ISSN: 2192-4333

  • Series E-ISSN: 2192-4341

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVII, 403

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 93 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Public Finance

Buying options

eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-10-2389-7
  • 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 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)