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  1. Public or Private Goods?

    Public or Private Goods?

    Edited by Brigitte Unger, Daan van der Linde, Michael Getzner
    The book explores the core public tasks that the state has traditionally provided but which increasingly are being privatized and subsumed by the private sector. The night-watchman state role of providing security is instead offered by private prisons and security guards. Legitimized by the argument of efficiency gains, social security including public housing, pensions, unemployment insurance and health care are all being gradually privatized. This book argues that on the basis of efficiency, morality and equality there is still an overwhelming need for public intervention – the res publica. Although the state still funds and regulates core domains, it provides fewer and fewer visible goods. The authors show how this apparent invisibility of the state presents serious challenges for both income equality and democracy. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  2. The Political Economy of Public Debt

    The Political Economy of Public Debt

    Richard M. Salsman
    How have the most influential political economists of the past three centuries theorized about sovereign borrowing and shaped its now widespread use? That important question receives a comprehensive answer in this original work, featuring careful textual analysis and illuminating exhibits of public debt empirics since 1700. Beyond its value as a definitive, authoritative history of thought on public debt, this book rehabilitates and reintroduces a realist perspective into a contemporary debate now heavily dominated by pessimists and optimists alike. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  3. The Future of Federalism

    The Future of Federalism

    Edited by Richard Eccleston, Richard Krever
    The crisis and its aftermath had a dramatic short-term effect on federal relations and, as the twelve case studies in this volume show, set in place a new set of socio-political factors that are shaping the longer-run process of institutional evolution and adaptation in federal systems. This illuminating book illustrates how an understanding of these complex dynamics is crucial to the development of policies needed for effective and sustainable federal governance in the twenty-first century.​ Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  4. Structuring Public–Private Research Partnerships for Success

    Structuring Public–Private Research Partnerships for Success

    Gordon Rausser, Holly Amedon, Reid Stevens
    As funding for universities and governmental research units has declined, these institutions have turned to the private sector to augment their research and development budgets. This book presents a framework for structuring public-private research partnerships that protect both these institutions’ academic freedom and the private firm’s corporate interests. This formulation is developed using insights originating from the incomplete contracting and collective decision making literatures. The book presents a number of template designs for a variety of research partnerships. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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    2018   Paperback Price: $ 40.00   Web: $ 32.00
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  5. Economic Behaviour and Taxation

    Economic Behaviour and Taxation

    Edited by James Alm, J. S. Leguizamon
    Over several decades there have been major changes to the way public economists investigate behavioural responses to taxation. This includes areas such as the supply of labour, charitable giving, savings, capital gains realisations, mobility, bequests, family structure, reported income and tax evasion. Recent research has utilised new data sets and applied new empirical methods, including laboratory experiments, natural field experiments and controlled field experiments. Other disciplines, especially psychology, are increasingly contributing to the application of behavioural (or cognitive) economics, but the lessons from this work are unevenly disseminated. This important volume brings together the most important scholarly articles on how taxes affect individual behaviour, highlighting current knowledge on behavioural responses to taxation, new thinking about the relevant issues and analysis of useful policy options. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 504.00   Web: $ 453.60
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  6. Multi-level Finance and the Euro Crisis

    Multi-level Finance and the Euro Crisis

    Edited by Ehtisham Ahmad, Massimo Bordignon, Giorgio Brosio
    Representing a unique contribution to the analysis and discussion of the unfolding Eurozone crisis in terms of the relationship between central and local government, this book addresses a number of important fiscal and political economy questions. To what extent have local and regional governments contributed to the crisis? To what degree have subnational services and investments borne the brunt of the adjustments? How have multi-level fissures affected tensions between different levels of government from the supranational to the local? This volume covers these and many other critical issues that have been largely ignored despite their relevance. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  7. Measuring the Global Shadow Economy

    Measuring the Global Shadow Economy

    Colin C. Williams, Friedrich Schneider
    This book brings together two leading researchers in the field to provide a comprehensive overview of the shadow economy from a global perspective. Reviewing the advantages and disadvantages of different ways of measuring the informal sector, the authors evaluate its size and key determinants across the world. Williams and Schneider clearly establish the persistence and prevalence of the shadow economy, analysing the narrowness of existing policy approaches and explaining how these fail to address the key factors for its existence and may even exacerbate the problem. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  8. The Global Financial Crisis and its Budget Impacts in OECD Nations

    The Global Financial Crisis and its Budget Impacts in OECD Nations

    Edited by John Wanna, Evert A. Lindquist, Jouke de Vries
    The global financial crisis of 2007–09 constituted the biggest shock to the economies of the OECD nations since the Second World War and caused most of their governments to move into intense crisis mode. They made significant adjustments to their fiscal policy regimes, including massive interventions to stabilize markets and economies. But how they reacted to the crisis, and what measures they took to deal with it, still underpin their economic and budgetary positions. This singular shock provides the editors and authors of this book with an intriguing opportunity to examine how different OECD budgetary systems performed. Chapters cover the EU, North America and Asia, assessing how governments responded to the challenge and how their budget systems evolved in the aftermath. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 147.00   Web: $ 132.30
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  9. Tax Reform in Developing Countries

    Tax Reform in Developing Countries

    Edited by James Alm, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez
    In recent decades countries around the world have seen a wide diversity of tax reforms, both in major systematic changes and through more specific areas of tax, such as value-added and income tax. The results of these reforms, however, have been unequal and many issues remain unresolved. With advances in globalization, technology and regional integration, the issue of adapting tax systems in developing countries to new economic environments is becoming ever more pressing. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 720.00   Web: $ 648.00
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  10. Handbook of Multilevel Finance

    Handbook of Multilevel Finance

    Edited by Ehtisham Ahmad, Giorgio Brosio
    This Handbook explores and explains new developments in the “second generation” theory of public finance, in which benevolent rulers and governments have been replaced by personally motivated politicians and the associated institutions. Following a comprehensive introduction by the editors, the renowned contributors present fresh and original perspectives on the key multi-level issues, along with recent developments in theory and practice, as they relate to taxes, budget systems, the management of liabilities and macroeconomic stability. The book also explores special issues concerning the poor and marginalized, structural change and the environment, natural disasters, and the task of overcoming conflicts whilst keeping countries together. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  11. Confronting the Shadow Economy

    Confronting the Shadow Economy

    Colin C. Williams
    Beginning with a review of the extent of undeclared work, the author discusses the discrepancies between regions and the potential impacts of the economic crisis, comparing the nature of the potential solutions available with those actually adopted. The way forward, the book concludes, is to move away from increasing the costs of engaging in hidden work using repressive measures, and concentrate more on developing initiatives that enhance the benefits of engaging in declared work and increase the likelihood of compliance by engendering a commitment to tax morality. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  12. Taxing Banks Fairly

    Taxing Banks Fairly

    Edited by Sajid M. Chaudhry, Andrew W Mullineux
    Taxing Banks Fairly offers an ethical perspective on bank taxation and financial stability to complement the traditional political economy approach. It also considers how a bank levy or financial activities tax, could be used to ensure that big banks make a ‘true and fair’ contribution to their insurance by taxpayers. Covering a range of topics on bank and financial sector taxation, this book will prove a valuable resource for academics, policy makers and financial regulators. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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  13. Taxation and Development: The Weakest Link?

    Taxation and Development: The Weakest Link?

    Edited by Richard M. Bird, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez
    Taxation and Development highlights the importance of better understanding the ways in which taxes and expenditure are linked. Focusing on developing countries, the book argues for a broader approach to the topic, with a secondary focus on developing and applying new modeling techniques to country-specific data. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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  14. State and Local Financial Instruments

    State and Local Financial Instruments

    Craig L. Johnson, Martin J. Luby, Tima T. Moldogaziev
    The ability of a nation to finance its basic infrastructure is essential to its economic well-being in the 21st century. This book covers the municipal securities market in the United States from the perspective of its primary capital financing role in a fiscal federalist system, where subnational governments are responsible for financing the nation’s essential physical infrastructure. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  15. Environmental Taxation and Green Fiscal Reform

    Environmental Taxation and Green Fiscal Reform

    Edited by Larry Kreiser, Soocheol Lee, Kazuhiro Ueta, Janet E. Milne, Hope Ashiabor
    Against a backdrop of intense political interest it is more important than ever to explore the role of fiscal policy in achieving environmental sustainability. Environmental Taxation and Green Fiscal Reform skilfully explores the various ranges of environmental and energy policies needed for an environmentally sustainable future. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  16. A Handbook of Alternative Theories of Public Economics

    A Handbook of Alternative Theories of Public Economics

    Edited by Francesco Forte, Ram Mudambi, Pietro Maria Navarra
    This comprehensive and thought-provoking Handbook reviews public sector economics from pluralist perspectives that either complement or reach beyond mainstream views. The book takes a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach, drawing on economic elements in the fields of philosophy, sociology, psychology, history and law. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 255.00   Web: $ 229.50
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    2015   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  17. Market Based Instruments

    Market Based Instruments

    Edited by Larry Kreiser, David Duff, Janet E. Milne, Hope Ashiabor
    This detailed book explores how market based environmental strategies are used in various countries around the world. It investigates how successful sustainability strategies used by one country can be transferred and used successfully in other countries, with a minimum of new research and experimentation. Leading environmental taxation scholars discuss this question and analyse a set of key case studies. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  18. Cartels, Competition and Public Procurement

    Cartels, Competition and Public Procurement

    Stefan E. Weishaar
    Stefan Weishaar explores the ways in which economic theory can be used to mitigate the adverse effects of bid rigging cartels. The study sheds light on one of the vital issues for achieving cost-effective public procurement – which is itself a critical question in the context of the global financial crisis. The book comprehensively examines whether different laws deal effectively with bid rigging and the ways in which economic theory can be used to mitigate the adverse effects of such cartels. The employed industrial economics and auction theory highlights shortcomings of the law in all three jurisdictions – the European Union, China and Japan – and seeks to raise the awareness of policymakers as to when extra precautionary measures against bid rigging conspiracies should be taken. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  19. Tax, Law and Development

    Tax, Law and Development

    Edited by Yariv Brauner, Miranda Stewart
    Comprising original essays written by top legal scholars, this innovative volume is the most comprehensive collection to date of independent academic work exploring the relationship between tax, law and development. Contributors cover a range of tax issues, drawing on economic, political, social, and institutional perspectives to offer a comprehensive view of how tax laws affect and are affected by human economic development. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 162.00   Web: $ 145.80
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  20. Growing the Productivity of Government Services

    Growing the Productivity of Government Services

    Patrick Dunleavy, Leandro Carrera
    Productivity is essentially the ratio of an organization’s outputs divided by its inputs. For many years it was treated as always being static in government agencies. In fact productivity in government services should be rising rapidly as a result of digital changes and new management approaches, and it has done so in some agencies. However, Dunleavy and Carrera show for the first time how complex are the factors affecting productivity growth in government organizations – especially management practices, use of IT, organizational culture, strategic mis-decisions and political and policy churn. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 44.00   Web: $ 35.20
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