Public Finance and Public Policy

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Macmillan, 2011 - Business & Economics - 767 pages
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 When it first appeared, Jonathan Gruber’s Public Finance and Public Policy was the first textbook to truly reflect the way public finance issues were evaluated, implemented, and researched in the real world today.  Like no other text available, it enhanced its survey of essential, traditional topics with an emphasis on empirical work and coverage of transfer programs and social insurance. Coming in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the presidential election, the 2009 stimulus package, and ongoing debates over financial reform and health care reform—Gruber is the author of Massachusetts’ universal coverage plan—the new edition couldn’t be more timely.

Thoroughly updated, Public Finance and Public Policy, Third Edition brings students up to date on the important debates that are dominating today’s policymaking, giving them the basic tools they need to understand fundamental public finance issues now and in the future.

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Introduction and Background
Externalities and Public Goods
Social Insurance and Redistribution

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JONATHON GRUBER Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, has extensive first-hand research experience in a broad range of topics in health care economics, taxation and redistribution programs. He has taught Contemporary Public Finance at MIT for twelve years and has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the Treasury Department, where he worked on tobacco regulation, child care, higher education, public health insurance, global warming, Social Security reform, and welfare and income distribution policy.

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