New Sources of Development Finance
Edited by A. B. Atkinson
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New Sources of Development Finance by A. B. Atkinson
Book DescriptionAs their Millennium Development Goals, world leaders have pledged by 2015 to halve the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger, to achieve universal primary education, to reduce child mortality, to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS, and to halve the number of people without safe drinking water. Achieving these goals requires a large increase in the flow of financial resources to developing countries - double the present development assistance from abroad. Examining innovative ways to secure these resources, this book sets out a framework for the economic analysis of different sources of funding, applying the tools of modern public economics to identify the key issues. It examines the role of new sources of overseas aid, considers the fiscal architecture and the lessons that can be learned from federal fiscal systems, asks how far increased transfers impose a burden on donors, and investigates how far one can separate raising resources from their use. In turn, the book examines global environmental taxes (such as a carbon tax) the taxation of currency transactions (the Tobin tax), a development-focused allocation of Special Drawing Rights by the IMF, the UK Government proposal for an International Finance Facility, increased private donations for development purposes, a global lottery (or premium bond), and increased remittances by emigrants. In each case, it considers the feasibility of the proposal and the resources that it can realistically raise. In each case, it offers new perspectives and insights into these new and controversial proposals.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199278565
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 4-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Examining ways to secure resources, this book sets out a framework for the economic analysis of different funding sources, applying the tools of modern public economics and considering the underlying political economy. It examines a series of controversial proposals, including global taxes.
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Author Biography - A. B. Atkinson
A. B. Atkinson is Warden of Nuffield College at Oxford University, and has been Professor of Economics at the University of Essex, Visiting Professor of Economics at MIT, Professor of Political Economy at University College, London, Tooke Professor of Economic Science and Statistics at the London School of Economics, and Professor of Political Economy at the University of Cambridge. His work in public economics in particular, currently focused on income distribution and poverty, has been wide ranging and influential.
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