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Public Sector Economics: The Role of Government in the American Economy, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Randall Holcombe

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jul 13, 2005

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For courses in Public Finance, Public Economics, Public Sector Economics, and The Economics of Taxation.

 

Holcombe takes a “public choice” approach to public finance and looks at public policy as a product of the democratic decision-making process. 

Table of Contents

PART 1. Introduction    

 

1. The Public Sector

2. Principles for Analyzing Government

 

PART 2. Economic Efficiency    

 

3. Property Rights and Economic Efficiency

4. Externalities

5. Public Goods

6. The Economic Role of the State

 

PART 3. An Economic Analysis of Democracy

 

7. A Theory of Collective Action

8. Public Sector Demand

9. Supply and Demand in Political Markets

 

PART 4. Taxation    

 

10. Positive Principles of Taxation

11. Principles of Tax Policy

12. Taxes on Economic Transactions

13. The Taxation of Income

14. Personal Income Taxation in the United States

15. Taxes on Business Income and Wealth

16. The Tax System in the United States

 

PART 5. Government Expenditure Programs    

 

17. The Government Budgeting Process

18. Taxation and Redistribution

19. Government Redistribution Programs

20. Social Security

21. Education

22. Health Care

23. National Defense

24. The Federal System of Government

 

 

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