Public Finance, 2nd Edition

A Normative Theory

Public Finance, 2nd Edition,Richard Tresch,ISBN9780126990515


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Richard Tresch

Richard Tresch was named Massachusetts Teacher of the Year in 1996 by the Carenegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. An MIT Ph.D., he joined the Boston College faculty and 1969 and has served as Chairman, Director of Graduate Studies, and Director of Undergraduate Studies. He has written widely on public economics

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Boston College, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Public Finance, 2nd Edition

Part I: Introduction: The Content and Methodology of Public Sector Theory
Introduction to Normative Public Sector Theory
A General Equilibrium Model for Public Sector Analysis
First-Best and Second-Best Analysis and the Political Economy of Public Sector Economics
Part II: The Theory of Public Expenditures and Taxation: First-Best Analysis
The Social Welfare Function in Policy Analysis
The Problem of Externalities: An Overview
Consumption Externalities
Production Externalities
The US Anti-Pollution Policies: An Application of Externality Theory
The Theory of Decreasing Cost Production
The First-Best Theory of Taxation
Applying First-Best Principles of Taxation: What to Tax and How
Part III: The Theory of Public Expenditures and Taxation: Second-Best Analysis
Introduction to Second-Best Analysis
The Second-Best Theory of Taxation in One-Consumer Economies with Linear Production Technology
The Second-Best Theory of Taxation with General Production Technologies and Many Consumers
Taxation under Asymmetric Information
The Theory and Measurement of Tax Incidence
Expenditure Incidence and Economy-Wide Incidence Studies
The Second-Best Theory of Public Expenditures--Overview
Transfer Payments and Private Information
Externalities in a Second-Best Environment
Decreasing Costs and the Theory of the Second Best--the Boiteux Problem
General Production Rules in a Second-Best Environment
Part IV: Cost-Benefit Analysis
Introduction--the Issues of Cost-Benefit Analysis
The Rate of Discount for Public Investments
Uncertainty and the Arrow-Lind Problem
Measurement Problems in Cost-Benefit Analysis
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