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Book
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
  • PART I: BACKGROUND Why Study Public Finance? Theoretical Tools of Public Finance Empirical Tools of Public Finance Budget Analysis and Deficit Financing PART II: EXTERNALITIES AND PUBLIC GOODS Externalities: Problems and Solutions Externalities in Action: Environmental and Health Externalities Public Goods: Problems and Solutions Cost/Benefit Analysis Implementing Public Goods: Political Economy and Public Choice State and Local Government Expenditures Public Goods in Action: Education PART III: SOCIAL INSURANCE AND REDISTRIBUTION Social Insurance Social Security Unemployment Insurance, Workers' Compensation and Disability Insurance Health Insurance I: Health Economics and Private Health Insurance Health Insurance II: Medicare and Medicaid Income Distribution and Welfare PART IV: TAXATION IN THEORY AND PRACTICE Taxation in the U.S. and Around the World The Equity Implications of Taxation - Tax Incidence Tax Inefficiencies and Their Implications for Optimal Taxation Taxes on Labour Supply Taxation of Savings Taxes on Risk Taking and Wealth Issues of Corporate Taxation Issues of Corporate Taxation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781429278454 20160612
Jonathan Gruber's groundbreaking Public Finance and Public Policy was the first textbook to truly reflect the way public policy is created, implemented, and researched. Like no other text available, it integrated real-world empirical work and coverage of transfer programs and social insurance into the traditional topics of public finance. From its first edition, the book quickly became the market-leading text for Public Finance and Public Policy courses, and the margin is growing. Thoroughly updated, this timely new edition gives students the basic tools they need to understand the driving issues of public policy today, including healthcare, education, global climate change, entitlements, and more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781429278454 20160612
Green Library
ECON-150-01, PUBLPOL-104-01, PUBLPOL-204-01
Book
xvii, 541 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Part I: Overview Chapter 1. Introduction to Cost-Benefit Analysis Chapter 2. Conceptual Foundations of Cost-Benefit Analysis Part II: Fundamentals of CBA Chapter 3. Economics Foundations of Cost-Benefit Analysis Chapter 4. Valuing Benefits and Costs in Primary Markets Chapter 5. Valuing Benefits and Costs in Secondary Markets Chapter 6. Discounting Benefits and Costs in Future Time Periods Chapter 7. Dealing with Uncertainty: Expected Values, Sensitivity Analysis, and the Value of Information Chapter 8. Option Price and Option Value Chapter 9. Existence Value Chapter 10. The Social Discount Rate Part III: Valuation of Impacts Chapter 11. Predicting and Monetizing Impacts Chapter 12. Valuing Impacts From Observed Behavior: Experiments and Quasi-Experiments Chapter 13. Valuing Impacts from Observed Behavior: Direct Estimation of Demand Curves Chapter 14. Valuing Impacts from Observed Behavior: Indirect Market Methods Chapter 15. Contingent Valuation: Using Surveys to Elicit Information About Costs and Benefits Chapter 16. Shadow Prices from Secondary Sources Chapter 17. Shadow Prices: Applications to Developing Countries Part IV: Related Methods Chapter 18. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Chapter 19. Distributionally Weighted Cost-Benefit Analysis Chapter 20. How Accurate is CBA?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780137002696 20160605
For undergraduate courses in cost-benefit analysis. A practical introduction to cost-benefit analysis through problem solving. This authoritative, market-leading text is known for its consistent application of a nine-step framework for conducting or interpreting a cost-benefit analysis. This edition includes a number of chapters that have been revised and reorganized to make the material clearer and more accessible.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780137002696 20160605
Green Library
ECON-150-01, PUBLPOL-104-01, PUBLPOL-201-01
Book
xlii, 706 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Stata Basics Interactive use Documentation Command syntax and operators Do-files and log files Scalars and matrices Using results from Stata commands Global and local macros Looping commands Some useful commands Template do-file User-written commands Data Management and Graphics Introduction Types of data Inputting data Data management Manipulating datasets Graphical display of data Linear Regression Basics Introduction Data and data summary Regression in levels and logs Basic regression analysis Specification analysis Prediction Sampling weights OLS using Mata Simulation Introduction Pseudorandom-number generators: Introduction Distribution of the sample mean Pseudorandom-number generators: Further details Computing integrals Simulation for regression: Introduction GLS Regression Introduction GLS and FGLS regression Modeling heteroskedastic data System of linear regressions Survey data: Weighting, clustering, and stratification Linear Instrumental-Variables Regression Introduction IV estimation IV example Weak instruments Better inference with weak instruments 3SLS systems estimation Quantile Regression Introduction QR QR for medical expenditures data QR for generated heteroskedastic data QR for count data Linear Panel-Data Models: Basics Introduction Panel-data methods overview Panel-data summary Pooled or population-averaged estimators Within estimator Between estimator RE estimator Comparison of estimators First-difference estimator Long panels Panel-data management Linear Panel-Data Models: Extensions Introduction Panel IV estimation Hausman-Taylor estimator Arellano-Bond estimator Mixed linear models Clustered data Nonlinear Regression Methods Introduction Nonlinear example: Doctor visits Nonlinear regression methods Different estimates of the VCE Prediction Marginal effects Model diagnostics Nonlinear Optimization Methods Introduction Newton-Raphson method Gradient methods The ml command: lf method Checking the program The ml command: d0, d1, d2, lf0, lf1, and lf2 methods The Mata optimize() function Generalized method of moments Testing Methods Introduction Critical values and p-values Wald tests and confidence intervals Likelihood-ratio tests Lagrange multiplier test (or score test) Test size and power Specification tests Bootstrap Methods Introduction Bootstrap methods Bootstrap pairs using the vce(bootstrap) option Bootstrap pairs using the bootstrap command Bootstraps with asymptotic refinement Bootstrap pairs using bsample and simulate Alternative resampling schemes The jackknife Binary Outcome Models Introduction Some parametric models Estimation Example Hypothesis and specification tests Goodness of fit and prediction Marginal effects Endogenous regressors Grouped data Multinomial Models Introduction Multinomial models overview Multinomial example: Choice of fishing mode Multinomial logit model Conditional logit model Nested logit model Multinomial probit model Random-parameters logit Ordered outcome models Multivariate outcomes Tobit and Selection Models Introduction Tobit model Tobit model example Tobit for lognormal data Two-part model in logs Selection model Prediction from models with outcome in logs Count-Data Models Introduction Features of count data Empirical example 1 Empirical example 2 Models with endogenous regressors Nonlinear Panel Models Introduction Nonlinear panel-data overview Nonlinear panel-data example Binary outcome models Tobit model Count-data models Appendix A: Programming in Stata Appendix B: Mata Glossary References Author Index Subject Index Stata resources and Exercises appear at the end of each chapter.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781597180733 20160619
A complete and up-to-date survey of microeconometric methods available in Stata, Microeconometrics Using Stata, Revised Edition is an outstanding introduction to microeconometrics and how to execute microeconometric research using Stata. It covers topics left out of most microeconometrics textbooks and omitted from basic introductions to Stata. This revised edition has been updated to reflect the new features available in Stata 11 that are useful to microeconomists. Instead of using mfx and the user-written margeff commands, the authors employ the new margins command, emphasizing both marginal effects at the means and average marginal effects. They also replace the xi command with factor variables, which allow you to specify indicator variables and interaction effects. Along with several new examples, this edition presents the new gmm command for generalized method of moments and nonlinear instrumental-variables estimation. In addition, the chapter on maximum likelihood estimation incorporates enhancements made to ml in Stata 11. Throughout the book, the authors use simulation methods to illustrate features of the estimators and tests described and provide an in-depth Stata example for each topic discussed. They also show how to use Stata's programming features to implement methods for which Stata does not have a specific command. The unique combination of topics, intuitive introductions to methods, and detailed illustrations of Stata examples make this book an invaluable, hands-on addition to the library of anyone who uses microeconometric methods.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781597180733 20160619
Green Library
ECON-150-01, PUBLPOL-104-01, PUBLPOL-204-01

4. Public finance [2010]

Book
xxii, 595 p. : ill ; 27 cm.
  • Part I Getting Started 1 Introduction 2 Tools of Positive Analysis 3 Tools of Normative Analysis Part II Public Expenditure: Public Goods and Externalities 4 Public Goods 5 Externalities 6 Political Economy 7 Education 8 Cost-Benefit Analysis Part III Public Expenditures: Social Insurance and Income Maintenance 9 The Health Care Market 10 Government and the Market for Health Care 11 Social Security 12 Income Redistribution: Conceptual Issues 13 Expenditure Programs for the Poor Part IV Framework for Tax Analysis 14 Taxation and Income Distribution 15 Taxation and Efficiency 16 Efficient and Equitable Taxation Part V The United States Revenue System 17 The Personal Income Tax 18 Personal Taxation and Behavior 19 The Corporation Tax 20 Deficit Finance 21 Fundamental Tax Reform: Taxes on Consumption and Wealth Part VI Multigovernment Public Finance 22 Public Finance in a Federal System.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780073511351 20160605
"Public Finance, 9/e" benefits from the combined efforts of Harvey Rosen's market-leading book and co-author Ted Gayer's research and government agency experience. This combination of experience is able to explain as clearly as possible how the tools of economics can be used to analyze government expenditure and tax policies. This new edition incorporates recent developments and along the way takes students to the frontiers of current research and policy. While the information presented is cutting edge and reflects the work of economists currently active in the field, the approach makes the text accessible to undergraduates whose only prior exposure to economics is at the introductory level. All of the changes in the Ninth edition were made to further the authors' goal of providing students with a clear and coherent view of the role of government spending and taxation. The authors' years of policy experience have convinced themselves that modern public finance provides a practical and invaluable framework for thinking about policy issues. The goal is simple: to emphasize the links between sound economics and the analysis of real-world policy problems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780073511351 20160605
Green Library, Business Library
ECON-150-01, PUBLPOL-104-01, PUBLPOL-204-01
Book
xx, 865 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. + 1 access code card.
Practical and professional, this text bridges the gap between how undergraduate econometrics has traditionally been taught and how empirical researchers actually think about and apply econometric methods. The text's unique approach reflects how econometric instruction has evolved from simply describing a set of abstract recipes to showing how econometrics can be used to empirically study questions across a variety of disciplines. The systematic approach, where assumptions are introduced only as they are needed to obtain a certain result, makes the material easier for students, and leads to better econometric practice. It is organised around the type of data being analysed - an approach that simplifies the exposition and allows a more careful discussion of assumptions. Packed with relevant applications and a wealth of interesting data sets, the text emphasises examples that have implications for policy or provide evidence for or against economic theories.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780324581621 20160604
Green Library
ECON-150-01, PUBLPOL-104-01, PUBLPOL-204-01
Book
viii, 312 p. : ill ; 22 cm.
Green Library
ECON-150-01, PUBLPOL-104-01, PUBLPOL-204-01
Book
xii, 382 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
This is the fourth edition of a popular guide to the key issues in tax reform, discussing the current system and alternative proposals clearly and without a political agenda.As Albert Einstein may or may not have said, "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax." Indeed, to follow the debate over tax reform, the interested citizen is forced to choose between misleading sound bites and academic treatises. "Taxing Ourselves" bridges the gap between the two by discussing the key issues clearly and without a political agenda: Should the federal income tax be replaced with a flat tax or sales tax? Should it be left in place and reformed? Can tax cuts stimulate the economy, or will higher deficits undermine any economic benefit? Authors and tax policy experts Joel Slemrod and Jon Bakija lay out in accessible language what is known and not known about how taxes affect the economy, offer guidelines for evaluating tax systems, and provide enough information to assess both the current income tax system and the leading proposals to reform or replace it (including the flat tax and the consumption tax).The fourth edition of this popular guide has been extensively revised to incorporate the latest information, covering such recent developments as the Bush administration's tax cuts (which expire in 2011) and the alternatives proposed by the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform. Slemrod and Bakija provide us with the knowledge and the tools - including an invaluable voter's guide to the tax policy debate - to make our own informed choices about how we should tax ourselves.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262693639 20160528
Green Library
ECON-150-01, PUBLPOL-104-01, PUBLPOL-204-01
Book
xxiv, 715, 39 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
ECON-150-01, PUBLPOL-104-01, PUBLPOL-204-01
Book
xxxviii, 718 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
  • PART I: BACKGROUND - Why Study Public Finance - Theoretical Tools of Public Finance - Empirical Tools of Public Finance - Tools of Budget Analysis - PART II: EXTERNALITIES AND PUBLIC GOODS - Externalities: Problems and Solutions - Externalities in Action: Environmental and Health Externalities - Public Goods: Problems and Solutions - Cost/Benefit Analysis - Implementing Public Goods: Political Economy and Public Choice - State and Local Government Expenditures - Public Goods in Action: Education - PART III: SOCIAL INSURANCE AND REDISTRIBUTION - Social Insurance - Social Security - Unemployment Insurance, Workers' Compensation and Disability Insurance - Health Insurance I: Health Economics and Private Health Insurance - Health Insurance II: Medicare and Medicaid - Income Distribution and Welfare - PART IV: TAXATION IN THEORY AND PRACTICE - Taxation in the U.S. and Around the World - The Equity Implications of Taxation-Tax Incidence - Inefficiencies and Their Implications for Optimal Taxation - Taxes on Labor Supply - Taxation of Savings - Taxes on Risk Taking and Wealth - Issues of Corporate Taxation - Tax Reform.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780716786559 20160528
In the past twenty years public finance has undergone a dramatic evolution, with a growing interest in the study of transfer programs, and social insurance. The field has moved from predominantly theoretical approaches to emphasis on high-quality empirical work, both in the traditional areas of transfer programs and social insurance. Jonathon Gruber's Public Finance is the first text to acknowledge those changes. Written with these developments in mind, it brings the realities of contemporary public finance to the classroom.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780716786559 20160528
Green Library
ECON-150-01, PUBLPOL-104-01, PUBLPOL-204-01
Book
vii, 226 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
This concise introduction to the economic theories of taxation is intuitive yet rigorous, relating the theories both to existing tax systems and to key empirical studies. The book offers a thorough discussion of the consequences of taxes on economic decisions and equilibrium outcomes, as well as useful insights into how policy makers should design taxes. It covers issues of central policy importance, such as taxation of income from capital, environmental taxation, tax credits for low-income families, and the consumption tax. A knowledge of microeconomics at the advanced undergraduate level is required, but the book contains an appendix with the main results from consumer and producer theory used in the text. Because the study of optimal taxation relies on the theory of optimal control, which is not often taught in economics courses, a second appendix provides the necessary background.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262194860 20160528
Green Library
ECON-150-01, PUBLPOL-104-01, PUBLPOL-204-01
Book
xvi, 526 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • I. OVERVIEW. 1. Introduction to Cost-Benefit Analysis. 2. Conceptual Foundations of Cost-Benefit Analysis. II. FUNDAMENTALS OF CBA. 3. Basic Microeconomic Foundations of Cost Benefit Analysis. 4. Valuing Benefits and Costs in Primary Markets. 5. Valuing Benefits and Costs in Secondary Markets. 6. Discounting Future Benefits and Costs. 7. Dealing with Uncertainty: Expected Value, Sensitivity Analysis, and the Value of Information. 8. Option Price and Option Value. 9. Existence Value. 10. The Social Discount Rate. III. VALUATION OF IMPACTS. 11. Valuing Impacts from Observed Behavior: Demonstrations. 12. Valuing Impacts from Observed Behavior: Direct Estimation of Demand Curves. 13. Valuing Impacts from Observed Behavior: Other Revealed Preference Methods. 14. Valuing Impacts through Surveys: Contingent Valuation. 15. Shadow Prices from Secondary Sources. 16. Shadow Prices: Applications to Developing Countries. IV. RELATED METHODS AND ACCURACY. 17. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Cost-Utility Analysis. 18. Distributionally Weighted Cost-Benefit Analysis. 19. How Accurate Is CBA? A Selected Cost-Benefit Analysis Bibliography. Name Index. Subject Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780130871787 20160528
For undergraduate economics majors and graduate professional programs in public policy, business, public administration, etc., or as a supplement to courses in public finance, public-sector economics, policy analysis and public-sector decision making.This text uses numerous up-to-date illustrations and examples to show students how theories and techniques are applied to real world situations. Students are provided with a practical orientation and introduction to cost-benefit analysis through problem solving.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780130871787 20160528
Green Library
ECON-150-01, PUBLPOL-104-01, PUBLPOL-204-01
Book
ix, 224 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
In this book Bernard Salanie studies situations where competitive markets fail to achieve a collective optimum and the interventions used to remedy these so-called market failures. He includes discussions of theories of collective decision making, as well as elementary models of public economics and industrial organization. Although public economics is traditionally defined as the positive and normative study of government action over the economy, Salanie confines himself to microeconomic aspects of welfare economics; he considers taxation and the effects of public spending only as potential remedies for market failures. He concludes with a discussion of the theory of general equilibrium in incomplete markets.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Green Library
ECON-150-01, PUBLPOL-104-01, PUBLPOL-204-01
Book
vi, 188 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Lagrange's method-- shadow prices-- maximum value functions-- inequality constraints-- concave programming-- results and applications-- comparative statics-- second-order conditions-- optimization over time-- dynamic programming-- some applications-- concluding remarks.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198772118 20160527
  • Lagrange's Method-- Extensions and Generalizations-- Shadow Prices-- Maximum Value Functions-- Convex Sets and Their Separation-- Concave Programming-- Second-order Conditions-- Time: The Maximum Principle-- Uncertainty-- Dynamic Programming-- Appendix - Kuhn-Tucker Theorem.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198772101 20160528
In the new edition of this student text, the author has made substantial revisions and additions to enhance the book's usefulness without destroying its character as a lucid and readable text. Most economics courses separate the teaching of the mathematics of constrained maximization from its economic applications. The aim of this book is to provide an integrated treatment of optimization that relates mathematics to economics from the outset, thus facilitating a quicker and deeper understanding. Proofs of the mathematical therorems are structured to bring out points of economic interest and to enable economic applications. The illustrative examples are also chosen for their economic interest and usefulness and suggestions for further reading are provided at the end of each chapter. This new edition has been revised to accommodate the siginificant changes the subject has undergone since the publication of the first edition. A chapter on uncertainty has been added with treatment of topics such as finance and asymmetric information, and the chapter on dynamic programmming has been expanded.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198772118 20160527
Green Library
ECON-150-01, PUBLPOL-104-01, PUBLPOL-204-01