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Principles of Public Finance


Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 29-51
    3. Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 53-75
    4. Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 77-100
    5. Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 101-137
    6. Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 139-168
    7. Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 169-201
  3. Microeconomic Aspects of Public Finance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 205-227
    3. Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 229-265
    4. Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 267-293
    5. Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 295-327
    6. Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 329-361
    7. Toshihiro Ihori
      Pages 363-398
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 399-403

About this book


This textbook equips instructors and students with an overview of the existing literature so that the latter can attain an overall understanding of macroeconomic and microeconomic public finance. The literature on public finance has grown dramatically with theoretical studies and empirical analysis, and much of the focus has been on macroeconomic effects of public services. The standard textbook offerings, however, are mainly restricted to microeconomic topics of public finance. This text intends to fill this gap by presenting a theoretical-based, comprehensive explanation of public finance. Particular emphasis is directed at developing tools that can be applied theoretically and empirically to clarify essential economic concerns in the current public sector in advanced countries, including Japan. Such concerns include the macroeconomic effect of fiscal policy, the dependence on bonds for covering government deficits, and social security reform. The main text explains the standard concepts of public finance, and the appendix offers various advanced topics. The material will facilitate an understanding of how to investigate changes in the public sector, interpret results, and basically do research on fiscal policy. The textbook will be of value to a broad range of course offerings, including those generally focused on fiscal policy, on social security reform and on tax reform.


Macro theory of public finance Public debt Fiscal management Public pension Theory of taxation Theory of public goods

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.National Gradual Institute for Policy StudiesMinato-kuJapan

About the authors

Toshihiro Ihori is a professor of economics at the National Gradual Institute for Policy Studies and a professor emeritus of The University of Tokyo. He has a B.A. and an M.A. from The University of Tokyo and a Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University. His major field of research is public economics. Details are at the web site of the National Gradual Institute for Policy Studies.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Principles of Public Finance
  • Authors Toshihiro Ihori
  • Series Title Springer Texts in Business and Economics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Texts Business, Economics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-2388-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-9603-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-2389-7
  • Series ISSN 2192-4333
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-4341
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVII, 403
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 93 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Public Finance
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