Public Economics for South African Students
This title is an up-to-date approach to South African public economic theory and practice, incorporating structural reforms of the tax system. The text describes the role of government in shaping the economy and discusses the role it should play.
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The public sector in the economy
Positive and normative approaches
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after-tax allocation allocative efficiency amount assets behaviour benefit principle capital gains cent Chapter company tax competition consumer surplus consumers demand curve discussed distribution economic growth effect efficiency elasticity equilibrium equity ernment example excess burden excise external costs Figure firms fiscal incidence fiscal policy function funds government expenditure impact important incentives income tax increase indifference curve indirect taxes individual investment issue Katz Commission labour levied macroeconomic majority marginal cost market failure maximise median voter ment monopoly nomic optimal output perfect competition personal income tax preferences production profits programmes property tax provinces public debt public sector quantity redistribution reduce relative Section selective tax shift social spending South Africa subsidy sumers tax base tax incidence tax rate tax revenue tax system taxable taxation taxpayers tion tive total tax transfer ture user charges voting wealth tax welfare X-efficiency X-inefficiency