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Handbook of Public Sector Economics

1st Edition

Edited by Donijo Robbins


796 pages | 36 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

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

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