Policy Applications and Principles of Public Finance, International Edition (with InfoTrac® College 2e
ISBN-13: 9781111526986 / ISBN-10: 1111526982
Emphasizing policymaking and policy analysis, POLICY APPLICATIONS AND PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC FINANCE, 2E, International Edition uses a variety of applications to deliver modern treatment of everything from overviews and definitions for undergraduates, to mathematical derivations of advanced topics for advanced and graduate-level courses. The text evenly addresses local, state, and federal issues, and shows students how to use fiscal federalism as a framework for analysis. Anderson also demonstrates the effects of international concerns on U.S. public policy, lacing the text with topical discussions on entities and issues that greatly affect the entire world, such as the IMF, World Bank, and Kyoto Protocol.
1. Economics of the Public Sector.
2. Methods and Measurements in Public Finance.
3. Welfare Economics and Public Goods.
5. Income Distribution and Transfer Programs.
6. Collective Decision Making.
7. Benefit-Cost Analysis in Program Evaluation.
8. The Pricing of Public Goods and Services.
9. Social Insurance Programs.
10. The Structure of Taxes.
11. Efficiency Effects of Taxes and Subsidies.
12. Incentive Effects of Taxation.
13. Equity Aspects of Taxes and Expenditures.
14. Income and Payroll Taxes.
15. The Corporate Income Tax.
16. Sales and Excise Taxes.
17. Property Taxes.
18. Deficit Finance, Government Budgets and Borrowing.
19. Multilevel Government Finance.
20. The Economics of Local Governments.
21. Policy Analysis and Policy Making.
Thought-Provoking Policy Studies: Appearing throughout the text and companion websites, this enlightening feature highlights current policy debates to better illustrate chapter content. Topics include the Samaritan’s Dilemma, IRAs, The European Union, Health Insurance Economies of Scale, Food-stamp Trafficking, Preserving Old-growth Forests, Municipal Bond Financing, Racketeering and Smuggling, and many tax-related issues, such as Tax Reform Proposals, Flat Tax, Property Tax and Home Values, and more.
John E. Anderson
John E. Anderson is the Associate Dean and Baird Family Professor of Economics in the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he was honored with the UNL Distinguished Faculty Award and the UNL Distinguished Teaching Award, among others. His teaching interests focus on Public Finance Microeconomic Theory, while his research interests include tax policy, urban development, housing economics, and fiscal reform transition economics. Widely published, Dr. Anderson’s work has appeared in the National Tax Journal, Public Finance Review, International Tax and Public Finance, Journal of Housing Economics, and several other publications. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the Claremont Graduate School, and his B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Western Michigan University.