Public Finance and Public Choice provides a comprehensive analysis of the economics of the public sector, taking a diagrammatic approach to the subject. Particular emphasis is given to the public choice and behavioural economics schools of thought.
Public Finance and Public Choice provides a solid foundation in contemporary public economics, analysing different theoretical approaches and contextualising the theory with relevant and up-to-date examples. The authors have retained the focus on the public choice school of thought in this new edition and have also added an emphasis on behavioural public finance. The comprehensive nature of the analysis, coupled with the intuitive diagrammatic approach, ensures that students using this book gain a thorough understanding of the subject. Online Resource Centre The text will be accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which comprises For lecturers: Artwork from the book For students: Self-test questions (5 per chapter) Web links
1. Market performance: possibilities and prescriptions; 2. Externalities; 3. Public goods; 4. Collective decision-making: searching for the 'public interest'; 5. Rent-seeking, public provision and the 'return to the market'; 6. Evaluation of public expenditure: cost-benefit analysis; 7. Tax theory: the basic concepts; 8. Tax evasion and the black economy; 9. Income (re)distribution; 10. Central government; 11. Public choice aspects of macroeconomic policies; 12. Local government; 13. International issues and global goals; 14. Optimal taxation; 15. 'Behavioural public finance' and the role of the public sector; 16. Public sector failure and public expenditure growth