Public Finance remains the premier textbook on the normative theory of government policy, with the third edition propelling into the twenty-first century its examination of what government ought to be doing instead of what it is doing.
The welfare aspects of public economics receive extensively renewed examination in this third edition. With four new chapters and other significant revisions, it presents detailed and comprehensive coverage of theoretical literature, empirical work, environmental issues, social insurance, behavioral economics, and international tax issues. With increased emphasis on the European Union, it is rigid enough for use by PhDs while being accessible to students less well trained in math.
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 534
Weight: 1770 g
Dimensions: 276 x 216 x 28 mm
Edition: 3rd edition
"...a detailed introduction to theoretical work on many of the core issues in contemporary public economics. Careful and comprehensive, it will provide readers with an ideal springboard to further research."
James M. Poterba, Mitsui Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
"... outstanding in the breadth of its coverage, in the quality of exposition, and in the balance between theory and policy... especially good at melding newer approaches to the normative study of the public sector with traditional ones."
Robin Boadway, Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada
"I have hoped for years that Richard Tresch would revise his Public Finance text. This volume is well worth the wait. It is comprehensive, up-to-date, and very clearly written. It is a natural reading for a graduate course in public finance. It will also serve as a fine reference for specialists in the field."
Harvey Rosen, Department of Economics, Princeton University, Princeton, USA