1st Edition

Handbook of Public Sector Economics

Edited By Donijo Robbins Copyright 2005
    796 Pages 36 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Handbook of Public Sector Economics builds an understanding of the role of public economics in public administration, public policy, and decision making. The handbook introduces a wide variety of current issues related to the public provision and production of goods and services.

    The volume documents the history of economics and fiscal doctrine, explores the theory of public goods and the structures from which resources are collected and expanded, and analyzes heavily debated issues of economics that are important to current and future practitioners of public policy and administration. It focuses on the effects of fiscal policy on savings and investment, consumer behavior, labor supply, wealth, property, and trade. Written in a simple and straightforward style, the initial chapters establish the foundation of public economics, with the subsequent chapters addressing the collection and distribution of government resources and market reactions to fiscal policies.

    Introduction to Public Economics and Fiscal Doctrine
    The Evolution of Economics: The Search for a Theory
    of Value, Lynn C. Burbridge

    Basic Economics of Fiscal Decentralization, William Voorhees

    Voting and Representative Democracy, Jane Beckett-Camarata

    Bureaucracy and Bureaucrats, Patricia Moore

    Theory of Public Goods
    Public Goods, Paul C. Trogen

    Provision and Production of Public Goods, Robert J. Eger III

    Collection, Allocation, and Distribution
    of Resources
    Tax Systems and Structures, Carol Ebdon

    Fiscal Characteristics of Public Expenditures, Suzanne Leland

    Intergovernmental Grants, Shama Gamkhar

    Public Debt and Stability, Gary R. Rassel

    Transportation Infrastructure, John R. Bartle

    E-Government Expenditures, Donijo Robbins and Gerald J. Miller

    Market Reactions Collection, Allocation,
    and Distribution
    Government Fiscal Policy Impacts, Gerald J. Miller

    Taxation and Consumer Behavior, Helisse Levine-Schayowitz

    Federal Taxes and Decision Making: Individual Income,
    Corporate Income, and Social Security Taxes, John D. Wong

    Wealth, Property, and Asset-Building Policy in the U.S., Renée A. Irvin

    International Trade and Public Policy: The Big Picture, Rafael Reuveny


    Donijo Robbins, Jack Rabin, Paul C. Trogen Ph.D, Carol Ebdon,Suzanne Leland, Shama Gamkhar