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Readership: Students on economics degrees taking an advanced level module in public economics. The module can also be an option for students on politics, public administration, finance, or business programmes.
John Cullis, Reader in Economics, Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath, and Philip Jones, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and International Development, University of Bath
1: Market performance: possibilities and prescriptions
3: Public goods
4: Collective decision-making: searching for the 'public interest'
5: Rent-seeking, public provision and the 'return to the market'
6: Evaluation of public expenditure: cost-benefit analysis
7: Tax theory: the basic concepts
8: Tax evasion and the black economy
9: Income (re)distribution
10: Central government
11: Public choice aspects of macroeconomic policies
12: Local government
13: International issues and global goals
14: Optimal taxation
15: 'Behavioural public finance' and the role of the public sector
16: Public sector failure and public expenditure growth