Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Peter M. Jackson
    Pages 6-30
  3. D. J. Pyle
    Pages 58-93
  4. Richard R. Barnett
    Pages 94-131
  5. Vani K. Borooah
    Pages 132-155
  6. David King
    Pages 156-182
  7. Richard M. Bird
    Pages 183-199
  8. Peter J. Lambert
    Pages 200-226
  9. Rosella Levaggi
    Pages 227-253
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 254-305

About this book


This book reviews current developments taking place in public sector economics, with topics covering issues in both public expenditure and taxation. Trends in public spending, and their determinants, are reviewed along with recent developments in the public choice perspective and the analysis of the demand for public goods. Taxation issues include the incentive effects of taxation, tax evasion and compliance costs and taxation in developing countries. The book concludes with a discussion of the public sector and income distribution and fiscal federalism.


economics public choice public finance taxation

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter M. Jackson
    • 1
  1. 1.Leicester UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Current Issues in Public Sector Economics
  • Editors Peter M. Jackson
  • Series Title Current Issues in Economics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-53483-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-53484-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-22409-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 324
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Public Economics
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