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Public finance : a normative theory / Richard W. Tresch.

By: Tresch, Richard W.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Academic Press / Elsevier Inc., 2015Edition: 3rd ed.Description: xvi, 517 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780124158344; 9780124160330 .Subject(s): Finance, Public | | BAEPS, Business Administration November2016DDC classification: 336 Online resources: Companion website
Contents:
I. Introduction: The Content and Methodology of Public Sector Theory:1. Introduction to Normative Public Sector Theory -- 2. A General Equilibrium Model for Public Sector Analysis -- 3. First-Best and Second-Best Analysis and the Political Economy of Public Sector Economics -- II. The Theory of Public Expenditures and Taxation: First-Best Analysis: 4. The Social Welfare Function in Policy Analysis -- 5. The Problem of Externalities -- An Overview -- 6. Consumption Externalities -- 7. Production Externalities -- 8. The U.S. Antipollution Policies: An Application of Externality Theory -- 9. The Theory of Decreasing Cost Production -- 10. The First-Best Theory of Taxation and Transfers -- 11. Applying First-Best Principles of Taxation -- What to Tax and How -- III. The Theory of Public Expenditures and Taxation: Second-Best Analysis: 12. Introduction to Second-Best Analysis -- 13. The Second-Best Theory of Taxation in One-Consumer Economies with Linear Production Technology -- 14. The Second-Best Theory of Taxation with General Production Technologies and Many Consumers -- 15. Taxation Under Asymmetric Information -- 16. The Theory and Measurement of Tax Incidence -- 17. Expenditure Incidence and Economy-Wide Incidence Studies -- 18. The Second-Best Theory of Public Expenditures: Overview -- 19. Transfer Payments and Private Information -- 20. Externalities in a Second-Best Environment -- 21. Social insurance: Social Security -- 22. Externalities in a Second-Best Environment -- 23. Decreasing Costs and the Theory of the Second-Best—The Boiteux Problem -- 24. General Production Rules in a Second-Best Environment -- 25. Behavioral Public Sector Economics -- Part IV. Fiscal Federalism: 26. Optimal Federalism: Sorting the Functions of Government within the Fiscal Hierarchy -- 27. Optimal Federalism: The Sorting of People within the Fiscal Hierarchy -- 28. The Role of Grants-in-Aid in a Federalist System of Governments -- 29. International Public Finance.
Summary: Through its concentration on the microeconomic theory of the public sector in the context of capitalist market economics it addresses the subjects traditionally at the heart of public sector economics, including public good theory, theory of taxation, welfare analysis, externalities, tax incidence, cost benefit analysis, and fiscal federalism. Its goal of providing a foundation, rather than attempting to present the most recent scholarship in detail, makes this Second Edition both a valuable text and a resource for professionals.
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Index : p. 507-517.

Includes bibliographical references.

I. Introduction: The Content and Methodology of Public Sector Theory:1. Introduction to Normative Public Sector Theory --
2. A General Equilibrium Model for Public Sector Analysis --
3. First-Best and Second-Best Analysis and the Political Economy of Public Sector Economics -- II. The Theory of Public Expenditures and Taxation: First-Best Analysis: 4. The Social Welfare Function in Policy Analysis -- 5. The Problem of Externalities -- An Overview -- 6. Consumption Externalities --
7. Production Externalities -- 8. The U.S. Antipollution Policies: An Application of Externality Theory -- 9. The Theory of Decreasing Cost Production -- 10. The First-Best Theory of Taxation and Transfers -- 11. Applying First-Best Principles of Taxation -- What to Tax and How -- III. The Theory of Public Expenditures and Taxation: Second-Best Analysis:
12. Introduction to Second-Best Analysis -- 13. The Second-Best Theory of Taxation in One-Consumer Economies with Linear Production Technology -- 14. The Second-Best Theory of Taxation with General Production Technologies and Many Consumers -- 15. Taxation Under Asymmetric Information -- 16. The Theory and Measurement of Tax Incidence --
17. Expenditure Incidence and Economy-Wide Incidence Studies -- 18. The Second-Best Theory of Public Expenditures: Overview -- 19. Transfer Payments and Private Information --
20. Externalities in a Second-Best Environment -- 21. Social insurance: Social Security -- 22. Externalities in a Second-Best Environment -- 23. Decreasing Costs and the Theory of the Second-Best—The Boiteux Problem -- 24. General Production Rules in a Second-Best Environment -- 25. Behavioral Public Sector Economics -- Part IV. Fiscal Federalism: 26. Optimal Federalism: Sorting the Functions of Government within the Fiscal Hierarchy -- 27. Optimal Federalism: The Sorting of People within the Fiscal Hierarchy -- 28. The Role of Grants-in-Aid in a Federalist System of Governments -- 29. International Public Finance.

Through its concentration on the microeconomic theory of the public sector in the context of capitalist market economics it addresses the subjects traditionally at the heart of public sector economics, including public good theory, theory of taxation, welfare analysis, externalities, tax incidence, cost benefit analysis, and fiscal federalism. Its goal of providing a foundation, rather than attempting to present the most recent scholarship in detail, makes this Second Edition both a valuable text and a resource for professionals.

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