Fiscal Policy and Management in East Asia
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Fiscal Policy and Management in East Asia by Takatoshi Ito
Book DescriptionManaging fiscal policy - the revenues and spending of an individual nation - is among the most challenging tasks facing governments. Wealthy countries are constrained by complex regulation and taxation policies, while developing nations often face high inflation and trade taxes. In this volume, esteemed economists Takatoshi Ito and Andrew K. Rose, along with other leading experts, examine the problems and challenges facing public finance in East Asian developing countries as well as the United States and Japan. "Fiscal Policy and Management in East Asia" explores the inefficient tax systems of developing countries, the relationship between public and private sector economic behavior, and the pressing issue of future obligations that governments have undertaken to provide pensions and health care for their citizens. Featuring both overviews and analyses of the countries discussed, this book will be of value to economists and policy makers seeking to understand fiscal policy in a global context.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226386812
(239mm x 162mm x 32mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Takatoshi Ito
Commodity Prices and Markets, Hardback (April 2011)
Fluctuations of commodity prices, most notably of oil, capture considerable attention and have been tied to important economic effects, such as inflation and low rates of economic growth. This title advances our understanding of the consequences of these fluctuations, providing both analysis and a focus on the countries of the Pacific Rim.
Economic Consequences of Demographic Change in East Asia, Hardback (September 2010)
Studies show that almost all industrial countries have experienced dramatic decreases in both fertility and mortality rates. East Asia exemplifies these trends. This title offers a look at how long-term demographic transitions have taken shape there and how they have affected the economy in the region.
Financial Sector Development in the Pacific Rim, Hardback (May 2009)View all books by Takatoshi Ito
The reform in Asian financial sectors - especially in banking and stock markets - has been remarkable since the currency crisis of 1997-98. This book provides a collection of theoretical and empirical analyses of the capital markets in the region.
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Author Biography - Takatoshi Ito
Takatoshi Ito is professor of economics at the University of Tokyo and a research associate of the NBER and the Tokyo Center for Economic Research. Andrew K. Rose is the Bernard T. Rocca Jr. Professor of International Trade, director of the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, and a research associate of the NBER.
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