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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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    2011   Paperback Price: $ 40.00   Web: $ 32.00
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. The Political Economy of Financing Scottish Government

    The Political Economy of Financing Scottish Government

    C. Paul Hallwood, Ronald MacDonald
    Can the UK survive widespread dissatisfaction in both Scotland and England with the financing of public spending by Scotland’s parliament? This timely book explains how fiscal autonomy could raise economic growth and efficiency in Scotland – to the benefit of both Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom. The authors discuss how other reform proposals – which amount to cutting Scotland’s block grant – would fail as they would not be seen in Scotland as legitimate. They conclude that fiscal autonomy would be accepted as it reduces Scotland’s democratic deficit in public spending, and would go a long way toward reducing vertical and horizontal imbalances in the UK. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  13. 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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  14. Taxation and the Promotion of Human Happiness

    Taxation and the Promotion of Human Happiness

    Edited by G. W. Norman, D. P. O’Brien, John Creedy
    This edition of a hitherto unknown work demonstrates the importance of utilitarianism to liberal thinking on taxation. As such, this unique book will appeal to specialists in the history of economic thought and to historians, especially those with an interest in the history of public finance, an area in which G.W. Norman's contribution has been almost entirely overlooked. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  15. The Public Sector in Japan

    The Public Sector in Japan

    Takero Doi, Toshihiro Ihori
    This book presents a comprehensive, theory-based analysis of Japan’s public sector. Particular emphasis is directed at developing tools that can be applied to theoretically and empirically clarify essential economic concerns in Japan’s public sector. These include macroeconomic incidence of fiscal decentralization, dependence on government bonds for covering financial deficits, and social security reform. In analyzing Japan’s underperforming public sector, the authors develop and recommend policy solutions aimed at achieving Japan’s growth potential, improving the quality of the public sector, and strengthening the sector’s contribution to the Japanese economy. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  16. Applied Benefit–Cost Analysis

    Applied Benefit–Cost Analysis

    Edited by Andrew Schmitz, Richard O. Zerbe Jr.
    Benefit–cost analysis reduces all of the impacts of a proposed policy change to a common unit of measurement. It is used in a wide variety of fields including agriculture, life and health, transportation and the environment. In this single volume the editors, both leading scholars in their field, present a judicious selection of previously published papers indispensable to the study of applied benefit–cost analysis. The comprehensive collection is an essential resource to scholars, researchers and policymakers alike. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 336.00   Web: $ 302.40
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  17. The Shadow Economy, Corruption and Governance

    The Shadow Economy, Corruption and Governance

    Edited by Michael Pickhardt, Edward Shinnick
    This book contributes to the current debates on the shadow economy and related issues of tax evasion and corruption. The approach taken here is one that will develop a better understanding of these related issues, which are increasingly seen as impediments to country competitiveness and economic growth. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  18. Local Public Finance in Central and Eastern Europe

    Local Public Finance in Central and Eastern Europe

    Edited by Zelijko Sevic
    This book explores the system of financing local governments in selected countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Using evidence from the last two decades, the authors, experts on their particular countries, describe the development of the current local government finance system in each nation, and the major challenges and policy options they face. The contributions in this book provide comprehensive coverage of a transitional Europe that encompasses both modern local public finance theory and specific applications in the target countries. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 208.00   Web: $ 187.20
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  19. Benefit–Cost Analysis

    Benefit–Cost Analysis

    Edited by Richard O. Zerbe Jr.
    Benefit–cost analysis is at heart a subject of practicality and usefulness. With this in mind, the editor has chosen the most relevant previously published articles for these volumes. Having explored the theoretical and ethical underpinnings of the subject, the book then addresses some major policy issues and debates. These include the institutional arrangements through which benefit–cost analyses would be most useful to the policy and decision process, the need for a set of principles and standards to unify benefit–cost analysis methods, the use of general equilibrium analysis and the proper treatment of uncertainty and risk. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 567.00   Web: $ 510.30
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  20. The Economics of Social Protection

    The Economics of Social Protection

    Lars Söderström
    This book focuses on arrangements for redistributing consumption opportunities over the life cycle and for providing compensation for income losses or large expenditures due to reasons such as illness and unemployment. After extensive coverage of the nature of inequalities in income and wealth in a market economy, and various notions of social justice, the author discusses public and private transfers in cash or in kind related to old age, childhood, illness and the like. Importantly, the book takes into account both equity and efficiency aspects. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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