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  1. Deficits, Debt, and Democracy

    Deficits, Debt, and Democracy

    Richard E. Wagner
    This timely book reveals that the budget deficits and accumulating debts that plague modern democracies reflect a clash between two rationalities of governance: one of private property and one of common property. The clashing of these rationalities at various places in society creates forms of societal tectonics that play out through budgeting. The book demonstrates that while this clash is an inherent feature of democratic political economy, it can nonetheless be limited through embracing once again a constitution of liberty. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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  2. Cost–Benefit Analysis and Distributional Preferences

    Cost–Benefit Analysis and Distributional Preferences

    Helen Scarborough, Jeff Bennett
    Advancing the incorporation of equity preferences in policy analysis, this book demonstrates the application of choice modelling to the estimation of distributional weights suitable for inclusion in a cost–benefit analytical framework. A platform for discussion of the challenges and opportunities of this approach is presented in the form of a detailed case study designed to estimate community preferences for different intergenerational distributions. While the case study is focused on natural resource management and environmental policy, the conceptual and methodological advances illustrated by the authors are relevant and applicable to a wider array of policy deliberations. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 111.00   Web: $ 99.90
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  3. Public Investments in Energy Technology

    Public Investments in Energy Technology

    Michael P. Gallaher, Albert N. Link, Alan C. O’Connor
    Escalating energy demand may be the most important issue facing the United States and the world today. There is little disagreement that research and development (R&D) is needed to develop new energy technologies for the future; however, there is less agreement over the specific research agenda to be pursued and how that agenda is funded. This book addresses the social importance of new energy technologies, illustrates policy-relevant applications of evaluation techniques and proposes new perspectives for a US energy investment strategy. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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  4. Green Taxation in East Asia

    Green Taxation in East Asia

    Edited by Richard Cullen, Jefferson VanderWolk, Yan Xu
    The core concern of this book is the potential use of taxation and related measures to foster climate-helpful, large-scale change within East Asia. The contributing authors examine key issues such as how Greater China, for instance, confronts severe environmental problems which are a direct product of several decades of remarkable economic growth. The detailed analysis in this book identifies a range of green taxation guidelines for East Asia as it seeks to drive down striking levels of environmental degradation – and tackle the climate change challenge. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  5. Tax and Transfer Tensions

    Tax and Transfer Tensions

    John Creedy
    This comprehensive and lucid book is concerned with the analysis of tax design and the problems involved in choosing a tax and transfer structure. John Creedy discusses central problems which are illustrated using relatively simple models. He argues that economists can make a valuable contribution to rational policy debate by clarifying the nature of the interdependencies and relationships involved. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  6. Population Aging and the Generational Economy

    Population Aging and the Generational Economy

    Edited by Ronald Lee, Andrew Mason
    Over coming decades, changes in population age structure will have profound implications for the macroeconomy, influencing economic growth, generational equity, human capital, saving and investment, and the sustainability of public and private transfer systems. How the future unfolds will depend on key actors in the generational economy: governments, families, financial institutions, and others. This path-breaking book provides a comprehensive analysis of the macroeconomic effects of changes in population age structure across the globe. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 220.00   Web: $ 198.00
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  7. Modelling the Composition of Government Expenditure

    Modelling the Composition of Government Expenditure

    John Creedy, Solmaz Moslehi
    The composition of government expenditure varies considerably across countries. The aim of this book is to explore the choice of expenditure using a range of modelling approaches. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  8. Decentralization in Developing Countries

    Decentralization in Developing Countries

    Edited by Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, François Vaillancourt
    This insightful study examines the decentralization experiences from 15 countries in different regions of the world. All of these countries have actively attempted to decentralize, or continue to do so, and have faced obstacles serious enough to either derail or significantly delay their decentralization objectives. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 212.00   Web: $ 190.80
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  9. Public Investment, Growth and Fiscal Constraints

    Public Investment, Growth and Fiscal Constraints

    Edited by Massimo Florio
    This book makes a unique contribution in advancing understanding of the fiscal condition and growth potential of the New Member States of the European Union. It provides new data, policy evaluation, and offers national and regional perspectives. The core research questions are the effect of public investment in the context of macroeconomic disequilibrium and how it is possible to finance capital accumulation in the present and future conditions of mounting public sector debt. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  10. Introduction to Cost–Benefit Analysis

    Introduction to Cost–Benefit Analysis

    Ginés de Rus
    Introduction to Cost–Benefit Analysis is intended as a graduate and advanced undergraduate textbook. Nevertheless, economists and other practitioners involved in the economic evaluation of projects will also find the book extremely useful. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  11. Fiscal Reforms in the Middle East

    Fiscal Reforms in the Middle East

    Edited by Ehtisham Ahmad, Abdulrazak Al Faris
    Although oil windfalls have opened a window of opportunity for the Gulf States, at the same time they have created numerous problems. In particular, the uncertainty associated with periods of boom and bust in the oil market has made the formulation and implementation of sound fiscal policies a formidable task. This insightful book focuses on the role of fiscal policy in common markets, especially in the context of the supranational constructs in the Gulf Cooperation Council, comprising Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. It draws on the experience of the EU and the importance of VAT, and reflects on the other main common market in Central America. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  12. The Reality of Budgetary Reform in OECD Nations

    The Reality of Budgetary Reform in OECD Nations

    Edited by John Wanna, Lotte Jensen, Jouke de Vries
    The Reality of Budgetary Reform in OECD Nations investigates the impacts and consequences of budgetary reform through a comparative assessment of advanced Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) democracies that have undertaken budget reforms over the past two to three decades. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 149.00   Web: $ 134.10
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  13. Tax Reform in Open Economies

    Tax Reform in Open Economies

    Edited by Iris Claus, Norman Gemmell, Michelle Harding, David White
    The eminent contributors (including Altshuler, Creedy, Freebairn, Gravelle, Heady, Kalb, Sørensen and Zodrow) investigate the beneficial directions for medium-term tax reform in the light of global developments and lessons from the latest taxation research. In addressing this issue, they review recent advances in both the theoretical and empirical tax literature and reform evidence from individual countries. Topics covered include the impact of taxes on economic performance; international and corporate taxation; personal tax and welfare systems; environmental taxation; and country-specific tax reform experiences. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  14. Setting Priorities for HIV/AIDS Interventions

    Setting Priorities for HIV/AIDS Interventions

    Robert J. Brent
    HIV/AIDS is much too complex a phenomenon to be understood only by reference to common sense and ethical codes. This book presents the cost–benefit analysis (CBA) framework in a well-researched and accessible manner to ensure that the most important considerations are recognized and incorporated. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  15. The Political Economy of Taxation

    The Political Economy of Taxation

    Paola Profeta, Simona Scabrosetti
    This unique book in a relatively under-researched subject area will prove essential reading for academics, researchers and practitioners focusing on political economy, public finance and the economics of taxation. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  16. The Political Economy of Inter-Regional Fiscal Flows

    The Political Economy of Inter-Regional Fiscal Flows

    Edited by Núria Bosch, Marta Espasa , Albert Solé Ollé
    Struggles over what a region receives, or should receive, from the budget of the central government are common to many countries. Discussions often focus on the measures of ‘net fiscal flows’ or ‘fiscal balances’ provided by the government or other actors. This unique book shows just how these flows are computed then interpreted and clarifies the often misunderstood economic and political motives that explain why some regions receive more monies than others. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  17. State and Local Fiscal Policy

    State and Local Fiscal Policy

    Edited by Sally Wallace
    In this broad and illuminating work, experts on public finance discuss innovations in state and local tax policy that have been implemented or considered over the course of the last three decades. The authors provide original work that analyzes whether state and local governments have ‘gone outside the box’ to deal with the strains of current public finances or have gotten along by adhering to the status quo. This book provides researchers, students and policy makers with evaluations and analyses by well-known scholars in the area of state and local public finance of actual practices and analysis of potential policy changes for the future. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  18. Personal Provision of Retirement Income

    Personal Provision of Retirement Income

    Edited by Jim Stewart, Gerard Hughes
    In response to demographic change many countries in the European Union have reformed their pension systems. During the last two decades personal pensions have been introduced in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, and the UK. This book is a critical examination of the objectives of personal pensions in these countries and the use of tax incentives to encourage individuals to save for their retirement. It also includes discussion on personal pensions in the United States. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  19. Does Decentralization Enhance Service Delivery and Poverty Reduction?

    Does Decentralization Enhance Service Delivery and Poverty Reduction?

    Edited by Ehtisham Ahmad, Giorgio Brosio
    Does decentralization enhance service delivery and poverty reduction? Drawing on cutting edge research, expert contributors address this fundamental question facing policy-makers in developing as well as advanced countries. This timely book builds upon insights on the recent developments in the intergovernmental literature first outlined in the Handbook of Fiscal Federalism. New empirical evidence from across the globe is presented: policy-oriented chapters evaluate fiscal federalism with an emphasis on the effectiveness of decentralized service delivery, the decentralization process in different parts of the world is appraised, and specially commissioned research focuses on the political economy process and the outcomes of the decentralization process. The role of international agencies, as explicit donors, is examined in several chapters. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  20. Defiance in Taxation and Governance

    Defiance in Taxation and Governance

    Valerie Braithwaite
    This innovative book presents a theory of tax defiance, integrating five years of research on people’s hopes, fears and expectations of the tax system and the authority that administers it. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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