Advanced Introduction to Public Finance

Elgar Advanced Introductions series

Vito Tanzi, Honorary President, International Institute of Public Finance, Munich, Germany

The Advanced Introduction to Public Finance offers a fresh look at the field of public finance and explains how changes in both the market and the government have made public finance a more challenging, interesting and at times frustrating branch of economics. It provides a cosmopolitan perspective and details the part that historical developments have played in shaping modern views. The author explores the real life, practical nature of public finance and deemphasizes the role of arm-chair theorizing by focusing on real issues that are seen from a community rather than an individualistic perspective.

‘This wonderful book takes the reader through the intricacies of public finance with a simple and yet comprehensive approach. It explains institutional and historical aspects of government intervention in the economy, and it clarifies fundamental concepts in public economics. It reflects the deep knowledge of a leading economist who spent his life studying fiscal policy and advising governments throughout the world.’
– Guido Tabellini, Bocconi University, Italy

2020 200 pp Paperback 978 1 78990 701 8 £15.95 £12.76 $24.95 $19.96
2020 200 pp Hardback 978 1 78990 699 8 £85.00 £76.50 $120.00 $108.00

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