Public Economics - Principles and Practice

Public Economics: Principles and Practice 3rd ed. (658 pp) 
by Peter Abelson was published by McGraw-Hill in 2012.

Summary

This book discusses:
• the role of markets and government
• how government should finance and produce public goods
• the role of government in regulating markets,
• the nature of all forms of taxation
• the spectrum of social security and assistance programs and
• fiscal federalism and globalisation

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Contents

Preface

Book Overview

Part 1 Nature of Government

  • 1 Foundations of Public Economics
  • 2 Government in Practice

Part 2 Markets and Government

  • 3 Competitive markets: Efficiency and Welfare
  • 4 Market Failures, Equity and Government
  • 5 Economic Growth and Government

Part 3 Economic Evaluation and Public Policy

  • 6 Valuing Individual Preferences
  • 7 Social Welfare and Economic Evaluation
  • 8 Cost-Benefit Analysis

Part 4 Public Choice

  • 9 Individual Values and Public Choice
  • 10 Public Choice in Practice

Part 5 Building Economic Foundations

  • 11 Public Goods
  • 12 Education
  • 13 Externalities and Environment
  • 14 Competition Policy and Industry Regulation
  • 15 Information and Safety

Part 6 Public Supply of Goods and Services

  • 16 Delivering Efficient Public Services
  • 17 Pricing Public Services
  • 18 Public or Private Ownership
  • 19 Economic Infrastructure: Transport

Part 7 Public Finance and Taxation

  • 20 Introduction to Public Finance
  • 21 Incidence of Taxation
  • 22 Taxation and Efficiency
  • 23 Optimal Taxation and Tax Reform
  • 24 Borrowing and Debt

Part 8 Taxation in Practice

  • 25 Taxation of Personal Income
  • 26 Corporate Taxation
  • 27 Taxation of Consumption, Wealth, and Non-Profit Organisations

Part 9 Social Welfare and Income Redistribution

  • 28 Poverty and Inequality
  • 29 Welfare by Market Intervention
  • 30 Social Welfare Provision
  • 31 Welfare for the Workforce, Families, and the Aged
  • 32 Health

Part 10 Multi-Government Systems

  • 33 Multilevel Government
  • 34 Globalisation and Government

Epilogue

Glossary

References

Index