These two volumes bring together key articles in the field of modern public finance, a field whch has seen a major revival of interest in the past 20 years. The articles reprinted are among those which have shaped its recent development, and include contributions by no fewer than seven Nobel prize winners. A. B. Atkinson has selected a representative coverage of the most important articles and papers but has also included readings which help relate the subject to other areas of economics. The result is a reference collection which should prove an essential companion for the specialist and nonspecialist alike. Volume I covers both taxation and public spending including the effects of taxes on households and firms, the overall incidence of taxation, the theory of public goods and local public expenditure. Volume II opens with optimal taxation and the theory of tax reform, goes on to the national debt and macroeconomics of fiscal policy, and ends with public choice.
Volume 1: taxation and the household; taxation and the firm; overall incidence of taxation; public goods; local public spending. Volume 2: optimal taxation; theory of tax reform; the National Debt; macro-economic fiscal policy; public choice.
Series: International Library of Critical Writings in Economics
Number Of Pages: 880
Published: January 1991
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78
Weight (kg): 1.79