Handbook of Public Economics

Handbook of Public Economics

1st Edition - October 21, 2002

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  • Editors: A.J. Auerbach, M. Feldstein
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444823151

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The publication of volumes 3 and 4 of the Handbook of Public Economics affords us several opportunities: to address lacunae in the original two volumes of this series, to revisit topics on which there has been substantial new research, and to address topics that have grown in importance. Indeed, many of the papers individually encompass all three of these elements. For each chapter relates to one from an earlier volume, the new contribution is free standing, written with the knowledge that the reader retains the opportunity to review the earlier chapter to compare perspectives and consider material that the current author has chosen not to cover. Indeed, such comparisons illuminate the evolution of the field during the two decades that have elapsed since work first began on the chapters in volume 1. Taken together, the four volumes offer a comprehensive review of research in public economics over the past few decades, written by many of the field's leading researchers.For more information on the Handbooks of Economics series, please see our homepage on http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/hes

Table of Contents

  • Preliminary Contents. Part 4. Fiscal incidence. Tax incidence (D. Fullerton, G.E. Metcalf). Generational policy (L.J. Kotlikoff). Part 5. Intergovernmental relations. International taxation (R.H. Gordon, J.R. Hines Jr.,). Local public goods and clubs (S. Scotchmer). Part 6. Public expenditure programs. Publicly provided education (E.A. Hanushek). Health care and the public sector (D.M. Cutler). Social security (M. Feldstein, J. Liebman). Part 7. Labor market effects. Labor supply effects of social insurance (A.B. Kreuger, B.D. Meyer). Welfare programs and labor supply (R.A. Moffitt).

Product details

  • No. of pages: 702
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 2002
  • Published: October 21, 2002
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444823151

About the Editors

A.J. Auerbach

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

M. Feldstein

Affiliations and Expertise

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

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