In 1962, the Committee on Urban Economics held a conference on public expenditure decisions in order to promote analysis of the issues facing the public sector of the urban economy. Originally published in 1965, this report pulls together key papers presented at this conference discussing issues such as urban services, the patterns of public expenditure and the quality of government services in urban areas to draw conclusions on the difficulties of analysis and how economic tools could be utilised more effectively to solve these difficulties. This title will be of interest to students of environmental studies and economics.
Preface; Editor’s Introduction; 1. Urban Services: Interactions of Public and Private Decisions 2. Changing Patterns of Local Urban Expenditure 3. Intergovernmental Aspects of Local Expenditure Decisions 4. General and Specific Financing of Urban Services 5. Toward Quantitative Evaluation of Urban Services 6. Benefit-Cost Analysis as a Tool in Urban Government Decision Making 7. Costs and Benefits from Different Viewpoints 8. Quality of Government Services 9. Spatial and Locational Aspects of Local Government Expenditures
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