Public Finance and Public Policy
Seventh EditionJonathan Gruber©2022
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The COVID pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the way the federal government budgets and spends. There’s no one better than Jonathan Gruber, one of the original architects of The Affordable Care Act, to guide you through the fundamental concepts and new realities of public finance with Public Finance and Public Policy, 7th Edition.
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Table of Contents
PART I Introduction and Background
1 Why Study Public Finance?
2 Theoretical Tools of Public Finance
3 Empirical Tools of Public Finance
4 Budget Analysis and Deficit Financing
PART II Externalities and Public Goods
5 Externalities: Problems and Solutions
6 Externalities in Action: Environmental and Health Externalities
7 Public Goods
8 Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 Political Economy
10 State and Local Government Expenditures
PART III Social Insurance and Redistribution
12 Social Insurance: The New Function of Government
13 Social Security
14 Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Workers’ Compensation
15 Health Insurance I: Health Economics and Private Health Insurance
16 Health Insurance II: Medicare, Medicaid, and Health Care Reform
17 Income Distribution and Welfare Programs
PART IV Taxation in Theory and Practice
18 Taxation: How It Works and What It Means
19 The Equity Implications of Taxation: Tax Incidence
20 Tax Inefficiencies and Their Implications for Optimal Taxation
21 Taxes on Labor Supply
22 Taxes on Savings
23 Taxes on Risk Taking and Wealth
24 Taxation of Business Income
25 Fundamental Tax Reform and Consumption Taxation