Public Finance – Harvey S. Rosen – 7th Edition


“Harvey S. Rosen introduces readers to the latest research in Public Finance. With highlights from the Bush administration, updates to tax laws, and discussions of up-to-date examples, Rosen’s approach encompasses important revisions to the Seventh Edition, with current changes to government policy.”

Additional revisions to the Seventh Edition include new discussions regarding estate, pollution, corporate, and personal income taxes, savings issues, and corporate scandals. Principles, problems, and policies of federal taxation, expenditures, debt, budgeting, and fiscal policy. Examines potential role of government fiscal policy in a market economy. Includes some review of theory, benefit- analysis, revenues, expenditures, fiscal federalism and the impact of implementing fiscal policy.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Getting Started
1. Introduction
2. Tools of Positive Analysis
3. Tools of Normative Analysis

Part 2 Analysis of Public Expenditure
4. Public Goods
5. Externalities
6. Political Economy
7. Income Redistribution, Conceptual Issues
8. Expenditure Programs for the Poor
9. Social Insurance I: Social Security and Unemployment Insurance
10. Social Insurance II
11. Cost-Benefit Analysis

Part 3 A Framework for Tax Analysis
12. Taxation and Income Distribution
13. Taxation and Efficiency
14. Efficient and Equitable Taxation

Part 4 The United States Revenue System
15. The Personal Income Tax
16. Personal Taxation and Behavior
17. The Corporation Tax
18. Deficit Finance
19. Taxes on Consumption and Wealth

Part 5 Multigovernment Public Finance
20. Public Finance in a Federal System

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