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Classics in the Theory of Public Finance : International Economic Association - Richard A. Musgrave

Classics in the Theory of Public Finance

International Economic Association

By: Richard A. Musgrave (Editor), Professor Alan T. Peacock (Editor, Introduction by)

Hardcover Published: 21st June 1994
ISBN: 9780333613559
Number Of Pages: 244

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This book was prepared mainly for specialists on the assumption that it would provide the background to an important neglected field of discussion in public finance. Since it was first published in 1958, the theory of public goods and its implications for public policy have become incorporated in the main body of the economic analysis of public finance in the literature. A glance at the footnotes of some of the standard textbooks on public finance indicates that this assembly of articles has not been in vain. Probably the most influential part of this collection has been the papers concerned with the theory of public expenditure, which contains two closely related elements. The first is as a part of welfare economics: under what conditions can Pareto optimality be achieved in an economic system in which some goods supplied are indivisible? The other strand of thought is concerned with the positive theory of the public sector: how can economic analysis be used in order to explain how the size and composition of the budget is actually determined?

Preface - Preface to the Fourth Impression - Preface to the Reissue - Introduction; R.A.Musgrave & A.T.Peacock - Three Extracts on Public Finance; A.Wagner - Contribution to the Theory of the Distribution of Public Expenditure; M.Pantaleoni - On Taxation; L.Von Stein - The Formation of the Prices of Public Goods; U.Mazzola - On Progressive Taxation; A.J.Cohen Stuart - A New Principle of Just Taxation; K.Wicksell - The Pure Theory of Taxation; F.Y.Edgeworth - The Fundamental Principles of a Pure Theory of Public Finance; G.Montemartini - On Taxation in General; P.Leroy-Beaulieu - On Public Needs; E.Barone - Just Taxation: A Positive Solution; E.Lindahl - The Valuation Theory of Taxation; E.Sax - A Theory of the Public Economy; F.Von Wieser - A Sociological Approach to Problems of Public Finance; R.Goldscheid - Some Controversial Questions in the Theory of Taxation; E.Lindahl - Communal Economy and Market Economy; H.Ritschl - Index

ISBN: 9780333613559
ISBN-10: 0333613554
Series: International Economic Association
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 21st June 1994
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 15.6  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2

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