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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. International Taxation

    International Taxation

    Edited by James R. Hines Jr
    Scholarly research on taxation is increasingly preoccupied with its global implications. This volume collects the most important and influential recent research on international aspects of taxation. The book offers empirical estimates of the effects of taxation on foreign direct investment, international borrowing, and other forms of tax avoidance. It further focuses on classic studies of tax competition and the latest research on the characteristics of desirable tax policies in open economies. This authoritative collection of articles offers a comprehensive survey of international tax issues, one that is accessible to newcomers to the field but is also of considerable value to seasoned tax professionals. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 308.00   Web: $ 277.20
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Tax Policy Design and Behavioural Microsimulation Modelling

    Tax Policy Design and Behavioural Microsimulation Modelling

    Hielke Buddelmeyer, John Creedy, Guyonne Kalb
    Tax policy questions may relate to specific problems, concerning perhaps the revenue implications of a particular tax, or they may involve an extensive analysis of the cost and redistributive effects of many taxes and transfer payments. This book is concerned with the ways in which tax policy design can be enhanced by the use of a behavioural tax microsimulation model capable of evaluating the effects of planned or actual tax reforms. An advantage of such a large-scale tax simulation model, which reflects the heterogeneity of the population and captures the details of the tax structure, is that it can examine detailed practical policy questions and can provide direct inputs into policy debates. After introducing behavioural models, the authors discuss the role of means testing, several hypothetical policy reforms, actual and proposed reforms and recent modelling developments. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  15. Applied Cost–Benefit Analysis, Second Edition

    Applied Cost–Benefit Analysis, Second Edition

    Robert J. Brent
    This edition will cement the book’s place as a major and accessible text in the field and will be of great interest to graduate and undergraduate students of welfare economics and microeconomic theory, as well as government economists involved with any area of public policy. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 236.00   Web: $ 212.40
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  16. The Distributional Effects of Indirect Taxes

    The Distributional Effects of Indirect Taxes

    John Creedy, Cath Sleeman
    This book develops a number of analytical models and presents empirical analyses of the equity and efficiency effects of existing indirect taxes from New Zealand. Potential tax reforms including environmental taxes are also examined and the methods presented can easily be adapted to deal with other countries. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  17. Handbook of Fiscal Federalism

    Handbook of Fiscal Federalism

    Edited by Ehtisham Ahmad, Giorgio Brosio
    This major Handbook addresses fiscal relations between different levels of government under the general rubric of ‘fiscal federalism’, providing a review of the latest literature as well as an invaluable guide for practitioners and policy makers seeking informed policy options. The contributors include leading lights in the field, many of whom have themselves made seminal contributions to the literature. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 280.00   Web: $ 252.00
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    2008   Paperback Price: $ 94.00   Web: $ 75.20
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  18. Economics and the Future

    Economics and the Future

    Edited by David J. Pannell, Steven G.M. Schilizzi
    Economics and the Future tackles the discounting issue from a number of angles, ranging from relatively short-term private financial decisions, to very long-term public issues spanning generations. The authors present differing perspectives and original ideas in a style that remains accessible while addressing some of the more difficult questions about discounting in theory and practice. It reveals that the economic issues regarding time are embedded in a broader social, ethical and philosophical context. Learn More
    2009   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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  19. Labour Supply and Microsimulation

    Labour Supply and Microsimulation

    John Creedy, Guyonne Kalb
    This book provides a detailed introduction to behavioural tax microsimulation methods and reviews the use of such models for evaluating tax policy reforms. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  20. Competition in the Provision of Local Public Goods

    Competition in the Provision of Local Public Goods

    Alexandra Petermann Reifschneider
    The central purpose of this book is to analyse the optimal allocation of local public goods or services (for example garbage collection, police, fire brigades and medical services) in large urban agglomerations and the allocation consequences of increasing competition in the provision of them. Competition in the Provision of Local Public Goods uses two innovative aspects present in the concept of Functional Overlapping Competing Jurisdictions, which are de-localized membership and uni-functionality of jurisdictions. The book analyses the effect of these two aspects on competition among jurisdictions and the impact this probable increase in competition may have on the achievement of the optimal allocation of local public goods. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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