Modern Public Economics by Raghbendra JhaModern Public Economics by Raghbendra Jha

Modern Public Economics

byRaghbendra JhaEditorRaghbendra Jha

Paperback | January 22, 1998

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This wide-ranging, up-to-date and detailed account of all aspects of public economics covers topics as varied as:

* classical theorems of welfare economics
* the theory of public expenditure
* the effects of taxation on savings, labour supply investment and risk-taking
* commodity, income and expenditure taxation
* public sector and cost-benefit analysis
* fiscal federalism.

Written by Raghbendra Jha, an author with an established reputation, this book fills the gap in literature on this topic and will be a valuable reference for undergraduates in the fields of economics and public finance.

Raghbendra Jha is Professor of Economics at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Bombay.
Title:Modern Public EconomicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.3 inPublished:January 22, 1998Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415143152

ISBN - 13:9780415143158


Table of Contents

Table of contents Part 1: Welfare Economics 1. A Quick Primer on Consumer Demand 2. Perfect Competition an Pareto Optimality 3. Forms of the Social Welfare Function 4. Arrow's General Possibility and Other Impossibility Theorems
Part 2: The Theory of Public Expenditure 4. External Effects and the Market Mechanism 5. The Theory of Pure Public Goods 6. Topics in the Theory of Public Goods
Part 3: The Theory of Taxation 7. The Effects of Taxes on Savings 8. Taxation and Labor Supply 9. The Effects of Taxes on Investment Behavior 10. Taxation and Risk-Taking 11. The Theory of Tax Incidence 12. Tax Incidence in Dynamic Models 13. Some Results in Commodity Taxation 14. Aspects of Income Taxation 15. Topics in the Theory of Taxation 16. Tax Reform
Part 4: Applied Problems in Public Economics 17. Pricing in the Public Sector 18. International Aspects of Taxation 19. Cost Benefit Analysis
Part 5: Fiscal Federalism 20. Issues in Fiscal Federalism 21. Grants and Taxes in Federal Countries
Problems Bibliography Name Index Subject Index

Editorial Reviews

"Professor Jha's "Modern Public Economics is one of those rare feats--an accessible, wide-ranging and marvelously organized survey of the field for intermediate students and a precise down-to-earth manual for practitioners."-Edmund S. Phelps, Columbia University "Jha's book fills an important lacuna from the point of view of students.... The challenging task before a contemporary text is to convexy the movement from the old to the new public economics in a manner that will enthuse and motivate the studnets. This is a subtle task and Jha has accomplished this admirably... "Modern Public Economics is an excellent and exciting book and belongs on the bookshelf of every serious student of the effect of state intervention in the market place."-"Economic and Political Weekly "This is a significant book. I am confident that it will rapidly gain pole position for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates."-P.M. Jackson, University of Leicester ""Modern Public Economics is clearly a winner.... Readers will be thankful to Jha for bringing out such a book.... the strength of the book lies in its vast coverage [and it] is likely to be valued as an important text on public economics for years to come."-Reserve Bank of India, Occasional Papers