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  1. Growing the Productivity of Government Services

    Growing the Productivity of Government Services

    Patrick Dunleavy, Leandro Carrera
    Productivity is essentially the ratio of an organization’s outputs divided by its inputs. For many years it was treated as always being static in government agencies. In fact productivity in government services should be rising rapidly as a result of digital changes and new management approaches, and it has done so in some agencies. However, Dunleavy and Carrera show for the first time how complex are the factors affecting productivity growth in government organizations – especially management practices, use of IT, organizational culture, strategic mis-decisions and political and policy churn. Learn More
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  2. Reforming the Postal Sector in the Face of Electronic Competition

    Reforming the Postal Sector in the Face of Electronic Competition

    Edited by Michael A. Crew, Paul R. Kleindorfer
    In our increasingly technology-focused world, demand for traditional postal services is steadily shrinking. This timely volume examines the many challenges that the worldwide postal sector is facing as a result of growing electronic competition, and offers expert recommendations for reshaping postal structures to strengthen their competitiveness in an electronic age. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 191.00   Web: $ 171.90
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  3. Recent Developments in the Economics of Transport

    Recent Developments in the Economics of Transport

    Edited by Roger Vickerman
    This comprehensive two-volume collection provides a selection of key writings on the economics of transport published since 1990. Topics covered include transport, economic activity and the spatial economy; demand and activity-based approaches; costs, scale and scope; external costs, efficiency and the wider impacts of transport; and competition and regulation. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 716.00   Web: $ 644.40
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  4. Regulatory Reform of Public Utilities

    Regulatory Reform of Public Utilities

    Fumitoshi Mizutani
    Covering issues such as deregulation, privatization, organizational reforms, and competition policy, Regulatory Reform of Public Utilities provides a comprehensive summary of regulatory reforms in Japanese public utility industries. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  5. Accessibility Analysis and Transport Planning

    Accessibility Analysis and Transport Planning

    Edited by Karst T. Geurs, Kevin J. Krizek, Aura Reggiani
    Accessibility is a concept central to integrated transport and land use planning. The goal of improving accessibility for all modes, for all people, has made its way into mainstream transport policy and planning in communities worldwide. This unique and fascinating book introduces new accessibility approaches to transport planning across Europe and the United States. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  6. European Cities and Global Competitiveness

    European Cities and Global Competitiveness

    Edited by Peter Karl Kresl, Daniele Ietri
    The volume begins with an Introduction, followed by a set of three papers in Part Two examining European urban competitiveness from the standpoints of measurement and policy. This section also provides a case study of the cities of one country – Italy – from which the reader can gain an understanding of the current position of European cities as well as what might be possible going forward. Experience has shown that perhaps the most crucial element in competitiveness enhancement is good and effective governance. To that end, Part Three examines structural aspects of urban government, including polycentric regions, wide metropolitan cooperation, the role of social actors and territorial aggregation. Part Four treats issues of innovation from two perspectives and provides a case study from Eindhoven, while also covering social issues such as demographics, participation, social exclusion and mobility. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  7. The LSE Companion to Health Policy

    The LSE Companion to Health Policy

    Edited by Alistair McGuire, Joan Costa-Font
    The LSE Companion to Health Policy covers a wide range of conceptual and practical issues from a number of different perspectives introducing the reader to, and summarising, the vast literature that analyses the complexities of health policy. The Companion also assesses the current state of the art. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 217.00   Web: $ 195.30
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  8. Public Microeconomics

    Public Microeconomics

    Joaquim Silvestre
    The analysis found in Public Microeconomics is simple and operational, conducive to computationally easy examples and exercises. This textbook is ideally suited to graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses in economics, political science, policy and philosophy. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  9. A Dictionary of Taxation, Second Edition

    A Dictionary of Taxation, Second Edition

    Simon James
    This second edition of the Dictionary of Taxation contains over 200 new or substantially revised entries to enhance the existing wide range of accessible definitions and terms used to describe various aspects of tax and tax systems around the world. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 204.00   Web: $ 183.60
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  10. International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Events

    International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Events

    Edited by Wolfgang Maennig, Andrew Zimbalist
    From the Olympics to the World Cup, mega sporting events are a source of enjoyment for tens of thousands of people, but can also be a source of intense debate and controversy. This insightful Handbook addresses a number of central questions, including: How are host cities selected and under what economic conditions? How are these events organized, and how is local resistance overcome? Based on historical and empirical experience, what are the pitfalls for the organizers of these events? What are the potential economic benefits, including any international image effects? How can the costs be minimized and the benefits maximized for host cities and countries? How do these mega events impact the challenges of globalization and what is their environmental legacy? Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  11. Tax Free Trade Zones of the World and in the United States

    Tax Free Trade Zones of the World and in the United States

    Susan Tiefenbrun
    This definitive and comprehensive book, with contributions from world-renowned foreign trade zone expert, the late Walter Diamond, provides an up-to-date guide to the free trade zones and subzones in the United States and around the world. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 340.00   Web: $ 306.00
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  12. Cost–Benefit Analysis and Distributional Preferences

    Cost–Benefit Analysis and Distributional Preferences

    Helen Scarborough, Jeff Bennett
    Advancing the incorporation of equity preferences in policy analysis, this book demonstrates the application of choice modelling to the estimation of distributional weights suitable for inclusion in a cost–benefit analytical framework. A platform for discussion of the challenges and opportunities of this approach is presented in the form of a detailed case study designed to estimate community preferences for different intergenerational distributions. While the case study is focused on natural resource management and environmental policy, the conceptual and methodological advances illustrated by the authors are relevant and applicable to a wider array of policy deliberations. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 111.00   Web: $ 99.90
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  13. The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2011

    The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2011

    Pengfei Ni
    the competitiveness of 500 cities around the world. This one-of-a-kind annual resource draws on a wealth of data sources, all of which are described and assessed. Using a sophisticated methodology and a team of 100 researchers from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the book not only ranks these cities but also presents a treasury of information with regard to the strengths and weaknesses of each city in relation to each other. The book includes a full discussion of the factors that create urban competitiveness and what sorts or categories of cities are most competitive, and comments on the policies and initiatives that are adopted by the most competitive cities. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 181.00   Web: $ 162.90
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  14. The New Limits of Education Policy

    The New Limits of Education Policy

    Roger Benjamin
    Using a political economy framework to analyze the current problems facing US postsecondary education, The New Limits of Education Policy tackles the questions surrounding the future of higher education. The study provides an explanation of why improvement of teaching and learning is not a high priority for the stakeholders involved. Roger Benjamin explains why heightened recognition by the State of the importance of human capital in the knowledge economy will create the external conditions that will, in turn, create the need for an altered incentive system for these stakeholders. He goes on to make a case for additional positive incentives that would reward behavior that improves teaching and learning. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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  15. Multi-Modal Competition and the Future of Mail

    Multi-Modal Competition and the Future of Mail

    Edited by Michael A. Crew, Paul R. Kleindorfer
    This compilation of original papers selected from the 19th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics and authored by an international cast of economists, lawyers, regulators and industry practitioners addresses perhaps the most significant problem that has ever faced the postal sector – electronic competition from information and communication technologies. This has increased significantly over the last few years with a consequent serious drop in mail volume. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  16. Public Investments in Energy Technology

    Public Investments in Energy Technology

    Michael P. Gallaher, Albert N. Link, Alan C. O’Connor
    Escalating energy demand may be the most important issue facing the United States and the world today. There is little disagreement that research and development (R&D) is needed to develop new energy technologies for the future; however, there is less agreement over the specific research agenda to be pursued and how that agenda is funded. This book addresses the social importance of new energy technologies, illustrates policy-relevant applications of evaluation techniques and proposes new perspectives for a US energy investment strategy. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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  17. The Economics of Evaluation in Public Programs

    The Economics of Evaluation in Public Programs

    Edited by Albert N. Link, John T. Scott
    This research collection illustrates the wide range of methodologies and methods available for the evaluation of public programs. All these methods address the benefits of the programs and most compare the benefits to costs, but the types of benefits and their measures vary greatly across the studies and across the different types of public programs. The key articles presented here explore these different approaches and offer many examples of actual evaluations of public programs across different public policy settings. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 309.00   Web: $ 278.10
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  18. Education and Economic Performance

    Education and Economic Performance

    Edited by Alison Wolf, Sandra McNally
    Throughout the developed and developing worlds, education spending is seen as a key tool for government policy makers in the quest for economic growth. Promoting ‘human capital’ development is a prime objective for economic and education ministries. The seminal articles in this essential volume include early classics which explain why education became central to productivity debates and more recent papers which elucidate the enormous controversies in this important field. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 378.00   Web: $ 340.20
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  19. Local Government Finance

    Local Government Finance

    UNIDO
    This book, compiled from the 2nd Global Report of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) on Decentralization and Local Democracy, analyzes the architecture of fiscal decentralization in one hundred and ten countries as well as in major metropolitan areas. In the majority of these countries, local authorities are taking on more and more responsibilities for public investment and the provision of services that are essential for both economic development and the well being of their citizens. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  20. Tax and Transfer Tensions

    Tax and Transfer Tensions

    John Creedy
    This comprehensive and lucid book is concerned with the analysis of tax design and the problems involved in choosing a tax and transfer structure. John Creedy discusses central problems which are illustrated using relatively simple models. He argues that economists can make a valuable contribution to rational policy debate by clarifying the nature of the interdependencies and relationships involved. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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