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  1. Pension Systems

    Pension Systems

    Edited by Elsa Fornero, Paolo Sestito
    Pension Systems enters into the current lively debate on European pensions. The focus of the book is the analysis of public intervention in individuals’ retirement choice, its rationale and the desirability of legislation introducing a sizeable and compulsory increase in retirement age, to face the prospects of swift population ageing. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  2. Public Expenditure Control in Europe

    Public Expenditure Control in Europe

    Edited by Milagros Garciá Crespo
    This book presents a comprehensive analysis of public expenditure control in Europe and the coordination strategies available. It provides a detailed scrutiny of the various audit systems in the EU and the difficulties in building consistency or harmony between them. The book demonstrates how successful strategies should aim to strengthen the collaboration between different layers of government at the EU, national and regional levels. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  3. The Theory of Environmental Agreements and Taxes

    The Theory of Environmental Agreements and Taxes

    Martin Enevoldsen
    Although there is a huge demand for accurate analysis of environmental policy outcomes in both the academic and policy-making communities, there is currently very little theoretical research on this issue. This ambitious book redresses the balance by constructing a new theoretical framework at the crossroads between economics and political science to account for the effectiveness of environmental governance. Drawing on insights from new institutional economics, environmental economics, collective action theory and social capital theory, the author analyses how policy outcomes are influenced by institutional factors that constrain and empower the target groups of environmental regulation. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  4. Ageing and Pension Reform Around the World

    Ageing and Pension Reform Around the World

    Edited by Giuliano Bonoli, Toshimitsu Shinkawa
    This book comprehensively documents developments in pension policy in eleven advanced industrial countries in Western Europe, East Asia and North America. In order to explore what population ageing means for the sustainability of pension systems, the authors present a detailed review of pension policy making over the past two decades and provide up-to-date analysis of current pension legislation. They examine the factors that can facilitate or impede the adaptation of pension systems and the features that shape and determine reforms. They also highlight the fact that although the path of reform taken by each country is somewhat different, the processes at work are often very similar. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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    2006   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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  5. The Public Financing of Pharmaceuticals

    The Public Financing of Pharmaceuticals

    Edited by Jaume Puig-Junoy
    This book provides a complete approach to the economics of financing medicines and policy implications for the efficiency and equity of health systems. In all health systems with majority public financing, pharmaceutical reimbursement is one of the key factors in policies of change and transformation of health services in order to face the future with guarantees of financial sustainability. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  6. The Economics of Public Private Partnerships

    The Economics of Public Private Partnerships

    Edited by Darrin Grimsey, Mervyn K. Lewis
    This important collection presents an authoritative selection of papers on public private partnerships. The literature is relatively new, and draws on the disciplines of both economics and engineering. As well as examining the recent experience of these schemes – whose evolution has accelerated in recent years – this insightful collection also considers the intellectual origins of the concept, and investigates the organisational and risk management aspects of PPPs. It will be an essential source of reference for all those with an interest in this topical subject. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 336.00   Web: $ 302.40
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  7. Reforming Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations and the Rebuilding of Indonesia

    Reforming Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations and the Rebuilding of Indonesia

    Edited by James Alm, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, Sri Mulyani Indrawati
    Indonesia is currently facing some severe challenges, both in political affairs and in economic management. One of these challenges is the recently enacted decentralization program, now well underway, which promises to have some wide-ranging consequences. This edited volume presents original papers, written by a select group of widely recognized and distinguished scholars, that take a hard, objective look at the many effects of decentralization on economic and political issues in Indonesia. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  8. Public Private Partnerships

    Public Private Partnerships

    Darrin Grimsey, Mervyn K. Lewis
    This path-breaking book considers the recent trend for governments to look increasingly to private sector finance, provided by private enterprises constructing and managing public infrastructure facilities in partnership with government bodies. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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    2007   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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  9. City Taxes, City Spending

    City Taxes, City Spending

    Edited by Amy Ellen Schwartz
    An illustrious group of economists contribute to this volume honoring Dick Netzer, the public finance economist well-known for his research on state and local taxation, the provision of urban public services, and non-profit organizations. Following in his tradition, the contributors apply microeconomics to real world problems facing urban areas and use statistical analysis to gain insight into practical solutions. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  10. International Handbook of Land and Property Taxation

    International Handbook of Land and Property Taxation

    Edited by Richard M. Bird, Enid Slack
    This comprehensive Handbook explores case studies of land and property taxation in 25 countries (five in each of five regions – OECD, central and eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America), and focuses on the potential contributions of the property tax to the revenues of urban and rural governments and to more efficient land use. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 215.00   Web: $ 193.50
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  11. Successes and Failures in Regulating and Deregulating Utilities

    Successes and Failures in Regulating and Deregulating Utilities

    Edited by Colin Robinson
    This book is the latest annual review of utility regulation and deregulation, published in association with the Institute of Economic Affairs and the London Business School Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  12. Developing an Annuity Market in Europe

    Developing an Annuity Market in Europe

    Edited by Elsa Fornero, Elisa Luciano
    On the premise that pension provision in Europe will dramatically change over the next few decades, this book concentrates on the funded component of pension wealth, and specifically on annuities – financial products that, on the basis of actuarial equivalence, allow the conversion of wealth into a lifelong stream of income. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  13. Reforming Pensions in Europe

    Reforming Pensions in Europe

    Edited by Gerard Hughes, Jim Stewart
    Since the early 1990s the countries of the European Union and Central and Eastern Europe have been involved in the process of reforming their retirement income systems. The principal objective of these reforms is to contain the cost of pay-as-you-go public pensions in the face of ageing populations. Many of the reforms involve greater reliance on personal saving and the development of capital markets to fund private pension arrangements. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  14. Rethinking the Welfare State

    Rethinking the Welfare State

    Edited by Martin Rein, Winfried Schmähl
    In this book a distinguished group of contributors discuss the changing political economy of pension reform. They focus on those countries which have launched a significant reframing of their pension system. Each chapter provides a detailed review of recent pension reforms and offers institutional evidence of the extent to which these reforms suggest a redirection of the welfare state towards a more public-private mix of policies. The countries were selected to represent the variety of new directions which mature industrial countries as well as countries in transition have taken. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 196.00   Web: $ 176.40
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  15. Sustainable Fiscal Policy and Economic Stability

    Sustainable Fiscal Policy and Economic Stability

    Philippe Burger
    The public debt/GDP ratio in several countries showed the largest ever peacetime increase during the last 20 years of the twentieth century, thereby causing widespread fiscal unsustainability. Towards the latter half of the 1990s, several governments initiated steps to reverse this trend however, they frequently found that their policies were not always successful. This book examines why. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  16. From Economic to Legal Competition

    From Economic to Legal Competition

    Edited by Alain Marciano, Jean-Michel Josselin
    The idea of legal competition as a decentralized market process of law provision in which legal clubs compete, has earned an indisputable legitimacy among economists. This book presents a debate concerning the merits of and conditions for a competitive provision of law, with a special focus on institutions in Europe. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  17. The Property Tax, Land Use and Land Use Regulation

    The Property Tax, Land Use and Land Use Regulation

    Edited by Dick Netzer
    Dick Netzer, a leading public finance economist specializing in state and local issues and urban government, brings together in this comprehensive volume essays by top scholars connecting the property tax with land use. They explore the idea that the property tax is used as a partial substitute for land use regulation and other policies designed to affect how land is utilized. Like many economists, the contributors see some type of property taxation as the more efficient means of helping to shape land use. Some of the essays analyze a conventional property tax, while others consider radically different systems of property taxation. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  18. On Creating Competition and Strategic Restructuring

    On Creating Competition and Strategic Restructuring

    Edited by Emiel F.M. Wubben, William Hulsink
    This book examines the ongoing transformation of public utilities, also known as network-based industries, in Western Europe and the United States. Examples are telecommunications, energy, and water distribution. Most of these network-based industries were until recently natural monopolies. Over the last two decades national governments have embarked upon privatization, deregulation and liberalization of their public utilities. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  19. Restructuring Local Government Finance in Developing Countries

    Restructuring Local Government Finance in Developing Countries

    Edited by Roy Bahl, Paul Smoke
    Examining cutting-edge issues of international relevance in the ongoing redesign of the South African local government fiscal system, the contributors to this volume analyze the major changes that have taken place since the demise of apartheid. The 1996 Constitution and subsequent legislation dramatically redefined the public sector, mandating the development of democratic local governments empowered to provide a wide variety of key public services. However, the definition and implementation of new local functions and the supporting democratic decision-making and managerial capabilities are emerging more slowly than expected. Some difficult choices and challenges commonly faced by developing countries must be dealt with before the system can evolve to more effectively meet the substantial role envisioned for local governments. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  20. Pension Policy in an Integrating Europe

    Pension Policy in an Integrating Europe

    Edited by Onorato Castellino, Elsa Fornero
    This book focuses on pension policies in Europe and interestingly includes comparisons both within the EU and between EU countries and the US. The authors show how different countries are confronted with similar problems and that comparison of national experiences may be of great help for the ‘open method of coordination’ now adopted in the EU. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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