In this upper-level undergraduate text, David Hyman delivers a solid economics-oriented approach to public finance and public policy. The 10th edition of PUBLIC FINANCE addresses public issues that will confront the United States and other nations throughout the new millennium. Dr. Hyman first emphasizes the economic theory of public goods and how to best provide them. He then builds in relevant applications to illustrate the main economics points and ensure solid understanding. Packed with timely, real-world examples, this text sparks lively discussion and debate with its convincing coverage of hot topics using the latest government statistics and recent scholarly research.
Table of Contents
PART I: THE ECONOMIC BASIS FOR GOVERNMENT ACTIVITY.
1. Individuals and Government.
2. Efficiency, Markets, and Governments.
3. Externalities and Government Policy.
4. Public Goods.
5. Public Choice and the Political Process.
PART II: GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES AND POLICY IN THE UNITED STATES: SELECTED ISSUES.
6. Cost-Benefit Analysis and Government Investments.
7. Government Subsidies and Income Support for the Poor.
8. Social Security and Social Insurance.
9. Government and Health Care.
PART III: FINANCING GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES.
10. Introduction to Government Finance.
11. Taxation, Prices, Efficiency, and the Distribution of Income.
12. Budget Balance and Government Debt.
PART IV: TAXATION: THEORY AND STRUCTURE.
13. The Theory of Income Taxation.
14. Taxation of Personal Income in the United States.
15. Taxation of Corporate Income.
16. Taxes on Consumption and Sales.
17. Taxes on Wealth, Property, and Estates.
PART V: STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE.
18. Fiscal Federalism and State and Local Government Finance.