Handbook of Public Economics by Martin S. Feldstein
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Handbook of Public Economics
By Martin S. Feldstein

Handbook of Public Economics

Vol. 3.

Edited by See other recent books by Martin S. Feldstein See other recent books by Alan J. Auerbach
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $174.95
Your Price: $157.45 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $17.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $7.87 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Handbook of Public Economics by Martin S. Feldstein

Book Description

The Field of Public Economics has been changing rapidly in recent years, and the sixteen chapters contained in this Handbook survey many of the new developments. As a field, Public Economics is defined by its objectives rather than its techniques and much of what is new is the application of modern methods of economic theory and econometrics to problems that have been addressed by economists for over two hundred years. More generally, the discussion of public finance issues also involves elements of political science, finance and philosophy. These connections are evidence in several of the chapters that follow. Public Economics is the positive and normative study of government's effect on the economy. We attempt to explain why government behaves as it does, how its behavior influences the behavior of private firms and households, and what the welfare effects of such changes in behavior are. Following Musgrave (1959) one may imagine three purposes for government intervention in the economy: allocation, when market failure causes the private outcome to be Pareto inefficient, distribution, when the private market outcome leaves some individuals with unacceptably low shares in the fruits of the economy, and stabilization, when the private market outcome leaves some of the economy's resources underutilized. The recent trend in economic research has tended to emphasize the character of stabilization problems as problems of allocation in the labor market. The effects that government intervention can have on the allocation and distribution of an economy's resources are described in terms of efficiency and incidence effects. These are the primary measures used to evaluate the welfare effects of government policy.

Buy Handbook of Public Economics book by Martin S. Feldstein from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780444823144
ISBN-10: 044482314X
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 165mm x 33mm)
Pages: 674
Imprint: North-Holland
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 25-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author Martin S. Feldstein

Handbook of Public Economics by Martin S. Feldstein Handbook of Public Economics, Hardback (June 2013)

Features top scholars who provide context and order to new research about mechanisms that underlie both public finance theories and applications. This title focuses on new approaches to both revenue generation and expenditures in public finance. It presents summaries of subjects in public economics that stretch from methodologies to applications.

New Ideas from Dead Economists by Martin S. Feldstein New Ideas from Dead Economists, Paperback (April 2007)

Offers an introduction to modern economic thought. This book shows how the ideas of some of the great economic thinkers throughout history apply to the modern world. It includes chapters, each centred around one economist. It combines historical anecdotes with explanations of how particular economists influenced the way we think about the world.

Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reform by Martin S. Feldstein Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reform, Hardback (July 2002)

Given the projected increase in life expectancy and number of retirees, the social security system faces eventual overload. Studies show that specially designed investment-based reforms can reduce the long-term burden on future taxpayers and increase the expected future income of retirees.

» View all books by Martin S. Feldstein

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Handbook of Public Economics book by Martin S. Feldstein and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Martin S. Feldstein close
Handbook of Public Economics by Martin S. Feldstein
New Ideas from Dead Economists by Martin S. Feldstein
Economic and Financial Crises in Emerging Market Economies by Martin S. Feldstein
Handbook of Public Economics by Martin S. Feldstein
Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reform by Martin S. Feldstein
Risk Aspects of Investment-based Social Security Reform by Martin S. Feldstein
Privatizing Social Security by Martin S. Feldstein
International Capital Flows by Martin S. Feldstein
Costs and Benefits of Price Stability by Martin S. Feldstein
International Economic Cooperation by Martin S. Feldstein
United States in the World Economy by Martin S. Feldstein
Taxes and Capital Formation by Martin S. Feldstein
»
Recent books by Alan J. Auerbach close
Handbook of Public Economics by Alan J. Auerbach
Taxing Corporate Income in the 21st Century by Alan J. Auerbach
Institutional Foundations of Public Finance by Alan J. Auerbach
Demographic Change and Fiscal Policy by Alan J. Auerbach
Handbook of Public Economics by Alan J. Auerbach
Handbook of Public Economics by Alan J. Auerbach
Demographic Change and Fiscal Policy by Alan J. Auerbach
Generational Accounting Around the World by Alan J. Auerbach
Study Guide to Accompany Macroeconomics by Alan J. Auerbach
Macroeconomics by Alan J. Auerbach
Fiscal Policy by Alan J. Auerbach
Mergers and Acquisitions by Alan J. Auerbach
Corporate Take-overs by Alan J. Auerbach
Taxation of Capital Income by Alan J. Auerbach
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close