Handbook of Public Finance

  • Jürgen G. Backhaus
  • Richard E. Wagner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Jürgen G. Backhaus, Richard E. Wagner
    Pages 1-18
  3. Russell S. Sobel
    Pages 19-51
  4. Geoffrey Brennan, Giuseppe Eusepi
    Pages 53-76
  5. Thomas E. Borcherding, J. Stephen Ferris, Andrea Garzoni
    Pages 77-108
  6. Walter Hettich, Stanley L. Winer
    Pages 109-137
  7. Randall G. Holcombe
    Pages 139-164
  8. Fred E. Foldvary
    Pages 165-194
  9. Richard E. Wagner
    Pages 195-215
  10. Andy H. Barnett, Bruce Yandle
    Pages 217-236
  11. Scott Hinds, Nicolas Sanchez, David Schap
    Pages 277-300
  12. Heinz Grossekettler
    Pages 323-383
  13. Richard E. Wagner
    Pages 385-405
  14. Charles B. Blankart, Rainald Borck
    Pages 441-476
  15. Jean-Michel Josselin, Alain Marciano
    Pages 477-520
  16. Jürgen G. Backhaus
    Pages 521-541
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 543-554

About this book


The Handbook of Public Finance provides a definitive source, reference, and text for the field of public finance. In 18 chapters it surveys the state of the art - the tradition and breadth of the field but also its current status and recent developments. The Handbook's intellectual foundation and orientation is truly multidisciplinary. Throughout its examination of the standard material of public finance, it explores the connections between that material and such neighboring fields as political science, sociology, law, and public administration.

The editors and contributors to the Handbook are distinguished scholars who write clearly and accessibly about the political economy of government budgets and their policy implications. To address the needs and interests of international scholars, they place European issues next to the American agenda and give attention to the issues of transformation in Central Eastern Europe and elsewhere.

General Editors: Jürgen G. Backhaus, University of Erfurt
Richard E. Wagner, George Mason University
Contributors: Andy H. Barnett, Charles B. Blankart, Thomas E. Borcherding, Rainald Borck, Geoffrey Brennan, Giuseppe Eusepi, J. Stephen Ferris, Fred E. Folvary, Andrea Garzoni, Heinz Grossekettaler, Walter Hettich, Scott Hinds, Randall G. Holcombe, Jean-Michel Josselin, Carla Marchese, Alain Marciano, William S. Peirce, Nicholas Sanchez, David Schap, A. Allan Schmid, Russell S. Sobel, Stanley L. Winer, Bruce Yandle.


Policy Political Science Transformation economy politics production

Editors and affiliations

  • Jürgen G. Backhaus
    • 1
  • Richard E. Wagner
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ErfurtErfurtGermany
  2. 2.George Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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