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  1. Privatising Old-Age Security

    Privatising Old-Age Security

    Katharina Müller
    In the 1990s many Latin American countries decided upon full or partial pension privatisation, and a similar wave of reforms is currently taking place in Eastern Europe. Privatising Old-Age Security aims to examine what may account for this paradigm change in an area previously considered difficult to reform. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  2. State and Local Finances under Pressure

    State and Local Finances under Pressure

    Edited by David L. Sjoquist
    State and Local Finances under Pressure explores the future of state and local government fiscal systems given the numerous pressures they face from economic, legal, technological, demographic and political forces. It explores how these multiple forces play out in terms of the changes state and local governments should and are likely to make. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 164.00   Web: $ 147.60
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  3. Controlling Public Expenditure

    Controlling Public Expenditure

    Edited by John Wanna, Lotte Jensen, Jouke de Vries
    One of the most important functions of modern government is to marshal and deploy resources to achieve desired objectives and outcomes. This task is overseen by the Central Budget Agencies (such as Ministries of Finance and Treasuries) who have the responsibility of generating tax revenue, and controlling and allocating public expenditure. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  4. Public Finance in Developing and Transitional Countries

    Public Finance in Developing and Transitional Countries

    Edited by Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, James Alm
    It is hard to think of anyone who has contributed so much and so widely to research in international public finance in the last 40 years as has Richard Bird. This volume of essays emerged from a conference dedicated to him. It also expands on our understanding of international public finance. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  5. Political Economy and Public Finance

    Political Economy and Public Finance

    Edited by Stanley L. Winer, Hirofumi Shibata
    There is a long-standing difference amongst public economists between those who think that collective choice must be formally acknowledged, and those who derive their policy recommendations from a social planning framework in which politics plays no role. The purpose of this book is to contribute to a meaningful dialogue between these two groups, in the belief that the future of both political economy and of normative public finance lies somewhere between the two approaches. Some of the specific questions addressed in the book include: does public finance need political economy? Should collective choice play a role in the standard of reference used in normative public finance? What is a ‘failure’ in a non-market or policy process? And what have we learned about the theory and practice of public finance from three decades of empirical research on public choice? The book also provides a practitioner’s view of the political economy of redistribution. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  6. Private Initiatives in Infrastructure

    Private Initiatives in Infrastructure

    Edited by Sanford V. Berg, Michael G. Pollitt, Masatsugu Tsuji
    Public-private collaboration in infrastructure projects takes place in a variety of institutional frameworks worldwide. This volume considers the different cultural, political and legal settings in the US, UK, Japan and other countries and regions where policymakers are reconsidering traditional mechanisms for raising and deploying capital. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  7. Political Economy in Federal States

    Political Economy in Federal States

    Stanley L. Winer
    Federal states are lively sources of data on the economics and politics of the public sector. In this rich collection of essays, some of which are previously unpublished, Stanley Winer makes use of these data from Canada, the United States and Australia to explore a variety of issues including: the political economy of intergovernmental grants, the evolution of tax structure, the re-assignment of fiscal powers among jurisdictions, the nature of special interest groups, fiscally-induced internal migration and macroeconomic policy. Other chapters exploit the unique Canadian experience with both fixed and flexible exchange rate regimes to test ideas about the macroeconomic consequences of subcentral fiscal policy in a small, open federal country, the role of the exchange rate mechanism in the international transmission of economic activity, and the relationship between monetary growth and political popularity. A concern with the integration of economics and politics is evident throughout this book, which will be essential reading for all economists and political scientists with an interest in the public sector. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  8. Federal Intergovernmental Grants and the States

    Federal Intergovernmental Grants and the States

    Shama Gamkhar
    intergovernmental grants in the US since the 1970s. This period spans six presidential administrations and encompasses a diverse set of political and economic conditions. Containing original research this book contributes to critical assessments of intergovernmental grant issues. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  9. Local Public Finance in Europe

    Local Public Finance in Europe

    Edited by Bernard Dafflon
    Most countries apply some form of restrictions to local government budgeting and borrowing, but in various forms and to varying degrees. These restrictions are considered necessary components of a fiscal federalism involving some sort of central government control in local affairs, a design which can be termed ‘administrative federalism’. In this comprehensive book Bernard Dafflon introduces the reader to the institutional complexities of fiscal controls in European local public finance. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  10. Financing Transportation Networks

    Financing Transportation Networks

    David M. Levinson
    Pollution, alternative fuels, congestion, intelligent transportation systems, and the shift from construction to maintenance all call for a reconsideration of the existing highway revenue mechanisms, especially the gas tax. David Levinson explores the fundamental theoretical basis of highway finance, in particular the use of tolls, and supports that theory with empirical evidence. The author examines highway finance from the perspective of individual jurisdictions and travellers, and considers their interactions rather than specifying a single optimal solution. Congestion pricing has long been a goal of transportation economists, who believe it will result in a more efficient use of resources. Levinson argues that if the governance were to become more decentralized, and collection costs continue to drop, tolls could return to prominence as the preferred means of financing roads for both local and intercity travel. An approach that creates the local winners necessary to implement road pricing is required before it can be expected to become widespread. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  11. Utility Regulation and Competition Policy

    Utility Regulation and Competition Policy

    Edited by Colin Robinson
    In this book, the latest volume in the annual series published in association with the London Business School and the Institute of Economic Affairs, some of the main issues in UK and EU utility regulation and competition policy are discussed. Topics examined include the new electricity and gas trading markets, regulating the railways, introducing competition into water, telecoms and Ofcom, opening EU gas and electricity markets, the 1998 Competition Act, EU merger policy and a general review of privatisation and regulation in Britain. Essays by expert commentators are followed in each case by comments from the relevant regulator. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  12. Tax Policy in the Global Economy

    Tax Policy in the Global Economy

    Peggy B. Musgrave
    Peggy B. Musgrave is a pioneer in the economics of international taxation. In this important selection of her path-breaking work, she extends income tax analysis to the arena of multinational investment and introduces and develops the concept of tax equity among nations. Her work addresses the complex tax issues which arise in the case of cross-border investment, an area of increasing importance in an integrated world economy. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 199.00   Web: $ 179.10
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  13. Public Investment and Regional Economic Development

    Public Investment and Regional Economic Development

    Edited by Daniel Felsenstein, Ronald McQuaid, Philip McCann, Daniel Shefer
    Public Investment and Regional Economic Development provides a systematic analysis of the complex relationship between public investment and regional economic development. The authors offer new insights into the key issues of regional growth, and present a broad variety of perspectives ranging from transport and housing infrastructure through to human capital and innovation. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  14. Pension Systems and Retirement Incomes across OECD Countries

    Pension Systems and Retirement Incomes across OECD Countries

    Edited by Richard Disney, Paul Johnson
    This timely book provides an authoritative analysis of the pension reform process in nine countries, namely Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the UK and USA, with Japan being covered in the introduction by the editors. The book draws on the work of experts from each of these countries to provide a picture of how the pension systems work in each country. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  15. Taxation and Economic Behaviour

    Taxation and Economic Behaviour

    John Creedy
    Taxation and Economic Behaviour offers a number of broad introductory surveys in the areas of public economics and public finance. Divided clearly into two parts – measurement issues and taxation and economic behaviour – this innovative collection of articles consists of published refereed papers and several new and previously unpublished pieces. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  16. Tax Evasion and Firm Survival in Competitive Markets

    Tax Evasion and Firm Survival in Competitive Markets

    Flip Palda
    Tax Evasion and Firm Survival in Competitive Markets illustrates how a firm with high production costs but which is easily able to evade taxes may displace from the market a company with low production costs but poor tax evasion capabilities. The difference in production costs between the inefficient survivor and the efficient loser is termed by the author the ‘displacement loss from taxation’, and rivals in size the Harberger triangle loss from taxation. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  17. The Economics of Public Spending

    The Economics of Public Spending

    Edited by Hassan Bougrine
    This book argues that in many jurisdictions free market advocates have resorted to public sector downsizing and privatization as a means of alleviating problems of unemployment and slow economic growth and that, as a consequence, the strategy of reducing public deficits, balancing budgets and achieving surpluses has become widely accepted as the only road to prosperity. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  18. Fiscal Federalism in Russia

    Fiscal Federalism in Russia

    Kitty Stewart
    Fiscal Federalism in Russia examines the combined impact of decentralisation and diversity on regional equality of service provision and in particular the provision of education. The book begins with an analysis of the system of intergovernmental transfers and goes on to explore the nature and extent of disparities in education spending, paying particular attention to regions where spending has fallen furthest. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  19. The New National Accounts

    The New National Accounts

    Dudley Jackson
    A new international standard of national accounts is being implemented worldwide under the auspices of the United Nations. The New National Accounts is an authoritative introduction to this new system and provides a comprehensive explanation, with illustrative data, of the accounts and accounting concepts that all countries will use in the future.   Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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  20. The Kennedy–Johnson Tax Cut

    The Kennedy–Johnson Tax Cut

    Martin F.J. Prachowny
    The 1964 Kennedy–Johnson tax cut is often cited as the single most successful application of Keynesian stabilization policy. The author challenges this orthodox historical view by exposing the haphazard planning, simplistic economic theorizing, irreconcilable numerical projections, and partisan political influences on the Council of Economic Advisers. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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