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Public Economics in Action: The Basic Income/Flat Tax Proposal

A. B. Atkinson

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292166
eISBN:
9780191595875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292163.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The book provides an introduction to the key ideas of public economics. For this purpose, it takes as a case study the proposal for a basic income financed by a flat tax on all income. This radical ... More


Overview of Infrastructure Economics

Brett M. Frischmann

in Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199895656
eISBN:
9780199933280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895656.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter provides an overview of the traditional microeconomic analysis of infrastructure. There are two primary microeconomic perspectives on infrastructure: one that is grounded in public ... More


Development as a Process of Change: Toward a Dynamic Public Economics: Keynes Lecture in Economics

Nicholas Stern

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263037
eISBN:
9780191734007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263037.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses some key lessons of development experience and the strategy they lead to. It shows how one can and should do further research on both the processes of development behind the ... More


Competing views of government

Timothy Besley

in Principled Agents?: The Political Economy of Good Government

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199283910
eISBN:
9780191700279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283910.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter provides an introduction to the issues studied and discussions of government from a political economy perspective. It places this in its historical context and the traditional public ... More


Global Public Economics

James A. Mirrlees

in New Sources of Development Finance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199278558
eISBN:
9780191601590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278555.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter, together with chs. 2 and 11, approaches the question of development funding in a theoretical way, rather than by examining individual proposals for sources. One purpose of the book is ... More


National Taxation, Fiscal Federalism and Global Taxation

Robin Boadway

in New Sources of Development Finance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199278558
eISBN:
9780191601590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278555.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter, together with chs. 2 and 10, approaches the question of development funding in a theoretical way, rather than by examining individual proposals for sources. One purpose of the book is ... More


Economics is for everyone

Joe Earle, Cahal Moran, and Zach Ward-Perkins

in The Econocracy: The Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526110121
eISBN:
9781526120748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110121.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter argues that we need new political and economic institutions which are participatory, inclusive and accessible and sets out some ideas about how this can be achieved. These can be the ... More


Regional Public Goods in International Assistance

Lisa D. Cook and Jeffrey Sachs

in Global Public Goods: International Cooperation in the 21st Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130522
eISBN:
9780199867363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130529.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The concept of global public goods can help us understand and respond to the new global policy challenges likely to face nations in the twenty‐first century. Tackling this growing agenda of common ... More


The Marginal Cost of Public Funds: Theory and Applications

Bev Dahlby

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042505
eISBN:
9780262271141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042505.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The marginal cost of public funds (MCF) measures the loss incurred by society in raising additional revenues to finance government spending. The MCF has emerged as one of the most important concepts ... More


Theory and Practice of Excise Taxation: Smoking, Drinking, Gambling, Polluting, and Driving

Sijbren Cnossen (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199278596
eISBN:
9780191602856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278598.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Excise taxes on smoking, drinking, gambling, polluting, and driving are always topical and controversial. Not only are these taxes convenient sources of government revenue, they can also be designed ... More


Peter A. Diamond

Roger W. Spencer and David A. Macpherson

in Lives of the Laureates: Twenty-three Nobel Economists

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027960
eISBN:
9780262325868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027960.003.0023
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter outlines Peter A. Diamond's transition from a math major to a public policy analyst and public policy-oriented economic theorist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2010. Diamond was born ... More


Migration and the Welfare State: Political-Economy Policy Formation

Assaf Razin, Efraim Sadka, and Benjarong Suwankiri

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016100
eISBN:
9780262298377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016100.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman once noted that free immigration cannot coexist with a welfare state. A welfare state with open borders might turn into a haven for poor immigrants, which ... More


From Optimal Tax Theory to Tax Policy: Retrospective and Prospective Views

Robin Boadway

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017114
eISBN:
9780262301688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017114.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Many things inform a country’s choice of tax system, including political considerations, public opinion, bureaucratic complexities, and ideas drawn from theoretical analysis. This book examines the ... More


Introduction

Robin Boadway

in From Optimal Tax Theory to Tax Policy: Retrospective and Prospective Views

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017114
eISBN:
9780262301688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017114.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the main themes covered in this book, and discusses the important symbiosis between ideas drawn from normative tax analysis and tax policies actually ... More


Fixing U.S. International Taxation

Daniel N. Shaviro

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199359752
eISBN:
9780199359776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359752.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

International tax rules, which determine how countries tax cross-border investment, are increasingly important with the rise of globalization, but the modern U.S. rules, even more than those in most ... More


Optimal income taxes/transfers and non-welfarist social objectives

Matti Tuomala

in Optimal Redistributive Taxation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198753414
eISBN:
9780191815058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753414.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Financial Economics

Optimal tax theory has often been criticized for taking insufficient account of developments in other disciplines, notably philosophy and psychology. In particular, public economics has remained too ... More


Conclusion: Expertise, Rent-Seeking, and the Origins of Political Economy

Corey Tazzara

in The Free Port of Livorno and the Transformation of the Mediterranean World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198791584
eISBN:
9780191833946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791584.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

The conclusion draws on the book’s key themes to revisit models of the policy process in early modern Europe, particularly that of rent-seeking as understood by public choice economists. It shows ... More


The Efficiency of Medicare

Jonathan Skinner, Elliott S. Fisher, and John E. Wennberg (eds)

in Analyses in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902869
eISBN:
9780226903217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903217.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter evaluates the efficiency of Medicare using the idea of natural randomization. It examines whether the Medicare program is consistent with the efficiency criterion commonly used in public ... More


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