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Public Sector Economics : Theory, Policy, Practice - Stephen J. Bailey

Public Sector Economics

Theory, Policy, Practice

Paperback Published: 15th October 2001
ISBN: 9780333929537
Number Of Pages: 450

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Public Sector Economics provides a comprehensive, wide-ranging treatment of the subject, dealing with theory, policy and practice within the broad context of political economy and gives a more general integration of them than is found in most other texts. It recognises that students invariably study other subjects simultaneously with economics and so attempts to provide more of a multi-disciplinary approach than is usually the case. The book reflects the changing nature of 'public' in recognising that a textbook in this area has to be made less technical and mechanistic and more appreciative of political economy.

This second edition has retained the structure of the first edition, all chapters having been updated and expanded in terms of coverage of theory, policy and practice. The 1997 Labour Government's policies and initiatives have been fully incorporated in Parts II and III.

List of Figures and Tables
Preface to the Second Edition
Theory
The Role of Economic Theoryp. 3
The Economic Rationale for Governmentp. 17
Theories of Public Sector Growthp. 46
The Economic Effects of Taxationp. 62
The Economic Effects of Public Sector Borrowingp. 84
Charging for Public Sector Outputsp. 95
Public Choice Theory of Government Interventionp. 112
Policy and Practice
Rolling Back the Frontiers of the Statep. 127
Public Expenditure Policy and Practicep. 163
Tax Policy and Practicep. 206
Public Sector Borrowing: Policy and Practicep. 267
Income Inequalities and Economic Restructuringp. 293
Case Studies of Theory, Policy and Practice
Nationalisation, Privatisation and Regulationp. 333
Water - A Case Study of Regulation and Chargingp. 374
Market Testing and Contracting Outp. 424
Indexp. 445
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ISBN: 9780333929537
ISBN-10: 0333929535
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 450
Published: 15th October 2001
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.71
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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