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Public Sector Economics, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-631-16208-7
640 pages
January 1991, Wiley-Blackwell
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Since it was first published Public Sector Economics has become the most widely adopted undergraduate textbook in its field. Major revisions have been made to this fourth edition while preserving the central objective of the book, which is to explain the relevant principles and the relationships between public expenditure, taxation and the behaviour of economic agents such as individuals, households and firms.
  • A thoroughly revised edition of the standard UK text in the area
  • All statistics bought up to date
  • A wealth of new material, particularly on taxation
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1. Introduction to the Scope of Public Sector Economics.

2. The Economic Rationale of the Modern State.

3. The Economic Analysis of Public Goods.

4. Collective Choice.

5. Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Public Expenditure Growth.

6. Public Expenditure and Taxation in the UK.

7. Budgets, Bureaucrats and Efficiency.

8. Project Appraisal.

9. Fiscal Decentralization.

10. Taxation: An Introduction.

11. Partial Equilibrium Analysis of Taxation I: Taxes on Single Industries.

12. Partial Equilibrium Analysis of Taxation II: Modelling the Effects of Tax Policy.

13. General Equilibrium Analysis of Taxation.

14. Optimal Income Taxation.

15. Distribution of Income in the UK.

16. Income Taxation.

17. Income Taxation and the Work/Leisure Choice.

18. Measures to Reduce Poverty.

19. Taxation and the Consumption/Savings Choice.

20. Taxation of Goods and Services.

21. Taxation of Corporations.

22. Taxation of Wealth.

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C.V. Brown is Professor of Economics at the University of Stirling. He is author of The Nigerian Banking System (1966), Taxation and the Incentive to Work (2nd ed 19830 and Unemployment and Inflation (1984), and editor of Economic Principles Appied (1970) and Taxation and Labour Supply (1981).

P. M. Jackson is Professor of Economics and Director of the Public Sector Economics Research Centre at the University of Leicester. He is author of The Political Economy of Bureaucracy (1982) and Implementing Governemnt Policy Initiatives: The Thatcher Administration 1979-1983 (1981) and with S. T. Cook, Current Issues in Fiscal Policy. He edits the annual Public Domain which is published by the Public Finance Foundation.

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  • A thoroughly revised edition of the standard UK text in the area
  • All statistics bought up to date
  • A wealth of new material, particularly on taxation.
See More
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