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Handbook of Public Finance

  • Advanced level textbook gives unique public choice approach to public finance

  • Unlike leading competitors, provides a more concise overview that emphasizes citizens’ participation in public finance

  • Plumbs connection between public finance and sociology, law, public administration, and political science, as well as economics

  • Offers concise thinking on Knut Wicksell’s contributions

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi
  2. Society, State, and Public Finance: Setting the Analytical Stage

    • Jürgen G. Backhaus, Richard E. Wagner
    Pages 1-18
  3. Welfare Economics and Public Finance

    • Russell S. Sobel
    Pages 19-51
  4. Fiscal Contitutionalism

    • Geoffrey Brennan, Giuseppe Eusepi
    Pages 53-76
  5. Growth in the Real Size of Government Since 1970

    • Thomas E. Borcherding, J. Stephen Ferris, Andrea Garzoni
    Pages 77-108
  6. Rules, Politics and the Normative Analysis of Taxation

    • Walter Hettich, Stanley L. Winer
    Pages 109-137
  7. Taxation, Production, and Redistribution

    • Randall G. Holcombe
    Pages 139-164
  8. Public Revenue from Land Rent

    • Fred E. Foldvary
    Pages 165-194
  9. Debt, Money, and Public Finance

    • Richard E. Wagner
    Pages 195-215
  10. Regulation by Taxation

    • Andy H. Barnett, Bruce Yandle
    Pages 217-236
  11. Public Enterprise: Retrospective Review and Prospective Theory

    • Scott Hinds, Nicolas Sanchez, David Schap
    Pages 277-300
  12. Social Insurance

    • Heinz Grossekettler
    Pages 323-383
  13. Redistribution, Poor Relief, and the Welfare State

    • Richard E. Wagner
    Pages 385-405
  14. Local Public Finance

    • Charles B. Blankart, Rainald Borck
    Pages 441-476
  15. Federalism and Subsidiarity in National and International Contexts

    • Jean-Michel Josselin, Alain Marciano
    Pages 477-520
  16. Fiscal Sociology: What For?

    • 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.

Keywords

  • Policy
  • Political Science
  • Transformation
  • economy
  • politics
  • production

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany

    Jürgen G. Backhaus

  • George Mason University, Fairfax, USA

    Richard E. Wagner

Bibliographic Information

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  • ISBN: 978-1-4020-7864-4
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 349.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 349.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)