1. Society, State, and Public Finance: Setting the Analytical Stage; J.G. Backhaus, R.E. Wagner.- 2. Welfare Economics and Public Finance; R.S. Sobel.- 3. Fiscal Constitutionalism; G. Brennan, G. Eusepi.- 4. Growth in the Real Size of Government since 1970; T.E. Borcherding, J.S. Ferris, A. Garzoni.- 5. Rules, Politics, and the Normative Analysis of Taxation; W. Hettich, S.L. Winer.- 6. Taxation, Production, and Redistribution; R.G. Holcombe.- 7. Public Revenue from Land Rent; F.E. Foldvary.- 8. Debt, Money, and Public Finance; R.E. Wagner.- 9. Regulation by Taxation; A.H. Barnett, B. Yandle.- 10. Taxation, Black Markets, and Other Unintended Consequences; C. Marchese.- 11. Public Enterprise: Retrospective Review and Prospective Theory; S. Hinds, N. Sanchez, D. Schap.- 12. Privatization, Nationalization, and Aspects of Transition; W.S. Peirce.- 13. Social Insurance; H. Grossekettaler.- 14. Redistribution, Poor Relief, and the Welfare State; R.E. Wagner.- 15. Economic Analysis and Efficiency in Public Expenditure; A.A. Schmid.- 16. Local Public Finance; C.B. Blankart, R. Borck.- 17. Federalism and Subsidiarity in National and International Contexts; J.-M. Josselin, A. Marciano.- 18. Fiscal Sociology: What For? J.G. Backhaus.
The Handbook of Public Finance provides a definitive source, reference, and text for the field of public finance. In 18 chapters it surveys the state of the art - the tradition and breadth of the field but also its current status and recent developments. The Handbook's intellectual foundation and orientation is truly multidisciplinary. Throughout its examination of the standard material of public finance, it explores the connections between that material and such neighboring fields as political science, sociology, law, and public administration.
The editors and contributors to the Handbook are distinguished scholars who write clearly and accessibly about the political economy of government budgets and their policy implications. To address the needs and interests of international scholars, they place European issues next to the American agenda and give attention to the issues of transformation in Central Eastern Europe and elsewhere.
General Editors: Jürgen G. Backhaus, University of Erfurt
Richard E. Wagner, George Mason University
Contributors: Andy H. Barnett, Charles B. Blankart, Thomas E. Borcherding, Rainald Borck, Geoffrey Brennan, Giuseppe Eusepi, J. Stephen Ferris, Fred E. Folvary, Andrea Garzoni, Heinz Grossekettaler, Walter Hettich, Scott Hinds, Randall G. Holcombe, Jean-Michel Josselin, Carla Marchese, Alain Marciano, William S. Peirce, Nicholas Sanchez, David Schap, A. Allan Schmid, Russell S. Sobel, Stanley L. Winer, Bruce Yandle.
Advanced level textbook gives unique public choice approach to public finance
Unlike leading competitors, provides a more concise overview that emphasizes citizens' participation in public finance
Plumbs connection between public finance and sociology, law, public administration, and political science, as well as economics
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