Handbook of Public Finance

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Fred Thompson, Mark T. Green
CRC Press, Feb 4, 1998 - Political Science - 684 pages
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Presenting emphases on and approaches to issues such as government spending, reporting, pricing and fiscal federalism, the Handbook of Public Finance demonstrates the utility of integrating public finance theory with actual public policy practices. It discusses applications in major subfields of public finance, including public education, environmental regulation, energy policy, social welfare programs, and local and state politics. Other topics of discussion include the theory and practice of tax incidence analysis; the marginal costs of taxation and regulation, the economics of expenditure incidence, discounting and the social discount rate; passive use benefits, and public sector pricing.
  

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Contents

The Foundations of Normative Public Finance Randall G Holcombe
1
Organizing Government Supply The Role of Bureaucracy Aaiysha F Khursheed Thomas E Bore herding
43
The Theory and Practice of Tax Incidence Analysis Joseph J Cordes and Harry S Watson
93
The Marginal Costs of Taxation and Regulation W Erwin Diewert Denis A Lawrence Fred Thompson
135
Tax Administration The Link Between Tax Law and Tax Collections John L Mikesell
173
The Economics of Expenditure Incidence Harold W Watts
199
A Practitioners Guide To BenefitCost Analysis Jonathan Lesser Richard O Zerbe Jr
221
Discounting and the Social Discount Rate Anthony Edward Boardman David H Greenberg
269
Fiscal Federalism as a Framework for Governance Reform Juliet Ann Musso
347
Municipal Public Finance Fred E Foldvary
397
Education Finance Amy Ellen Schwartz and Leanna Stiefel Ross Rubenstein
447
The Municipal Bond Market Structure and Changes Craig Johnson Marilyn Marks Rubin
483
Financial Reporting Pete Rose
523
Federal Budget Practices in the 1990s Michael J Curro and Carolyn L Yocom
557
Public Sector Pricing An Institutional Approach Christopher Weare Lee S Friedman
597
Index
659

Passive Use Benefits Existence Option and QuasiOption Value Aidan R Vining David L Weimer
319

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About the author (1998)

Fred Thompsonis a writer and food stylist who divides his time between Raleigh, North Carolina, and New York City. His career has taken him to the North, but Thompson remains true to his Southern roots, holding fast to his accent and love of all things Southern--especially food. Thompson trained at the Culinary Institute of America and became involved in print and television advertising before starting his own catering business in Raleigh, which he ran from 1988 to 1994. Today, Thompson works as a freelance food stylist, cooking instructor, and food, wine, and travel writer, and runs his own product- and recipe-development business. Thompson has written several cookbooks, including Iced Tea, Lemonade, Crazy for Crab, Barbecue Nation, and Hot Chocolate. Thompson publishes Edible Piedmont magazine, which focuses on food in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, with his wife, Belinda Ellis, who serves as the magazine's editor. He has been featured on NPR, and is a spokesperson for Lipton Cold Brew. Thompson writes "The Weekend Gourmet," a bi-weekly column in TheRaleigh News & Observer. His work has appeared in Family Circle, Wine & Spirits, Fine Cooking, and Every Day with Rachael Ray. Thompson is also a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the Southern Foodways Alliance.

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