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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Fiscal Federalism and Political Decentralization

    Fiscal Federalism and Political Decentralization

    Edited by Núria Bosch, José M. Durán
    This book analyzes political decentralization and fiscal federalism in Canada and Germany, both traditional federal countries, and in Spain, a unitarian country engaged in the last two decades in a process of decentralization. Three key issues required for a well designed financing system are analyzed in depth, namely: tax assignment, equalization grants – i.e. redistribution of money from the wealthy regions or the national government to poorer regions, and the role of local governments in the administration of taxes. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  12. Tax Reform in Russia

    Tax Reform in Russia

    Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, Mark Rider, Sally Wallace
    The fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 brought enormous political, economic, and social challenges. During the transition from 1991 to the present, fiscal reform has been a pillar of Russia’s reform agenda. This book analyzes the effort to adopt a modern tax code where previously there were few recognizable taxes, establish an efficient tax administration where taxpayers had never paid taxes directly, and decentralize the system of governance where power had been centralized and dictatorial. Despite the remarkable achievements, many old and new challenges remain. This book brings an analytical approach to the study of fiscal reform in Russia and draws lessons for fiscal reform in other countries. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  13. Between Growth and Stability

    Between Growth and Stability

    Edited by Lelia Simona Talani, Bernard Casey
    Combining economic and political science perspectives, this timely and important book describes and analyses the circumstances and events leading to the demise and subsequent reform of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP). Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  14. Frontiers in Pension Finance

    Frontiers in Pension Finance

    Edited by Dirk Broeders, Sylvester Eijffinger, Aerdt Houben
    How to deliver adequate pension benefits at reasonable costs is a huge challenge confronting our ageing societies. This book delivers a comprehensive overview of the latest insights into pension finance, pension system design, pension governance and risk based supervision. It combines state-of-the-art analyses with innovative policy proposals to increase the efficiency and resilience of pension systems and to advance these systems’ contribution to global financial stability. Renowned pension experts offer cutting-edge guidance for future decision making and the development of best practices. This exciting exploration of the frontiers in pension finance highlights key aspects of securing long term retirement provisions. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 164.00   Web: $ 147.60
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    2009   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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  15. The Politics and Economics of Regional Transfers

    The Politics and Economics of Regional Transfers

    Fabio Padovano
    Which programmes of income redistribution across jurisdictions are likely to be chosen in democratic countries and why? How does the degree of government centralization affect these choices? How does redistribution of income across regions interact with the migration of factors of production? Do these processes reinforce or do they obstruct each other, and why? This book tries to answer these questions and others related to the issue of income redistribution across states and regions. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  16. Taxing Reforms

    Taxing Reforms

    Richard Eccleston
    Using an institutional approach, the analysis in this book is animated by contemporary theoretical debates. These concern the dynamics of institutional and policy change and the roles of economic forces, policy ideas and political actors in this process. The author provides an overview of existing approaches to tax policy analysis, as well as a synopsis of existing debates within institutional theory. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  17. Tax Compliance and Tax Morale

    Tax Compliance and Tax Morale

    Benno Torgler
    The question of why citizens pay their taxes has attracted increased attention in the tax compliance literature of late. In this book, Benno Torgler considers the evidence that suggests that enforcement efforts cannot fully explain the high degree of tax compliance within society. To attempt to resolve this puzzle, numerous researchers have argued that citizens’ attitudes towards paying taxes (defined as tax morale) help to explain the high degree of compliance. Yet most have treated tax morale itself as a black box, failing to discuss the issues influencing it. This unique volume provides important new insights into the factors that shape the emergence and maintenance of citizens’ willingness to cooperate with tax legislations in different societies. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  18. Fiscal Reform in Spain

    Fiscal Reform in Spain

    Edited by Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, José F. Sanz-Sanz
    This book provides an insightful and in-depth analysis of the fiscal reform process experienced in Spain over the last 30 years. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 234.00   Web: $ 210.60
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  19. Fiscal Sociology and the Theory of Public Finance

    Fiscal Sociology and the Theory of Public Finance

    Richard E. Wagner
    This book advances a social-theoretic treatment of public finance, which contrasts with the typical treatment of government as an agent of intervention into a market economy. To start, Richard Wagner construes government not as an agent but as a polycentric process of interaction, just as is a market economy. The theory of markets and the theory of public finance are thus construed as complementary components of a broader endeavor of social theorizing, with both seeking to provide insight into the emergence of generally coordinated relationships within society. The author places analytical focus on emergent processes of development rather than on states of equilibrium, and with much of that development set in motion by conflict among people and their plans. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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    2009   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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  20. The Disappearing State?

    The Disappearing State?

    Edited by Francis G. Castles
    Edited by Francis G. Castles, a leading authority in the field, and bringing together an outstanding group of British, German and American scholars, it examines trends in non-social or ‘core’ spending on public administration, defence, public order, education, economic affairs and debt financing and in the regulatory ordering of the economic sphere. The book not only opens up new areas of comparative public policy research, but also demonstrates clearly that there have been real reductions in the reach of state in some areas, although patterns of causation are more complex and varied than generally presumed by the retrenchment literature. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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