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Lecture Notes In State And Local Public Finance (Parts I And Parts Ii)

Lecture Notes In State And Local Public Finance (Parts I And Parts Ii)

Author: John (Syracuse Univ, Usa) Yinger Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/02/2020

This book is based on lectures conducted for two classes at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University: A Public Finance Seminar for PhD students in public administration and State and Local Public Finance for master's students in public administration.Topics covered include the role of voters in a federal system, the sorting of different households into different communities, the determinants of public service costs, the property tax and other sources of local (and state) revenue, fiscal aspects of economic development, and intergovernmental aid (especially for education).The notes for the Ph.D. class also cover several more advanced topics, such as the estimation of education production and cost functions, the capitalization of school quality into house values, and tax competition among jurisdictions. The focus in these notes is on the highly decentralized federal system in the United States, but many of the principles and much of the behavioral analysis in the class apply to other countries as well.These notes draw on Professor Yinger's extensive teaching experience and publication record in state and local public finance. They should prove useful to many teachers, scholars, and students who find topics in state and local public finance that they wish to pursue.

Poverty And Proficiency: The Cost Of And Demand For Local Public Education (A Textbook In Education Finance)

Poverty And Proficiency: The Cost Of And Demand For Local Public Education (A Textbook In Education Finance)

Author: John (Syracuse Univ, Usa) Yinger Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/01/2020

This book covers a wide range of topics in education finance. It is designed to introduce the literature on education finance to scholars and prospective scholars and can be used as a textbook for a graduate-level education finance class. The topics in the book include the incidence of the property tax as a source of revenue for elementary and secondary education, how much more it costs to reach a state's education targets in a high-poverty school district than in a rich district, the design of state education aid programs, the impact of school quality on house values, the cost implications of school district consolidations, and the impact of state aid on school infrastructure.

Poverty And Proficiency: The Cost Of And Demand For Local Public Education (A Textbook In Education Finance)

Poverty And Proficiency: The Cost Of And Demand For Local Public Education (A Textbook In Education Finance)

Author: John (Syracuse Univ, Usa) Yinger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/01/2020

This book covers a wide range of topics in education finance. It is designed to introduce the literature on education finance to scholars and prospective scholars and can be used as a textbook for a graduate-level education finance class. The topics in the book include the incidence of the property tax as a source of revenue for elementary and secondary education, how much more it costs to reach a state's education targets in a high-poverty school district than in a rich district, the design of state education aid programs, the impact of school quality on house values, the cost implications of school district consolidations, and the impact of state aid on school infrastructure.

Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014 (Chinese Edition)

Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014 (Chinese Edition)

Author: Sage de Clerck, Tobias Wickens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

The 2007-09 international financial crisis underscored the importance of reliable and timely statistics on the general government and public sectors. Government finance statistics are a basis for fiscal analysis and they play a vital role in developing and monitoring sound fiscal programs and in conducting surveillance of economic policies. The Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014 represents a major step forward in clarifying the standards for compiling and presenting fiscal statistics and strengthens the worldwide effort to improve public sector reporting and transparency.

Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014 (French Edition)

Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014 (French Edition)

Author: Sage de Clerck, Tobias Wickens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

The 2007-09 international financial crisis underscored the importance of reliable and timely statistics on the general government and public sectors. Government finance statistics are a basis for fiscal analysis and they play a vital role in developing and monitoring sound fiscal programs and in conducting surveillance of economic policies. The Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014 represents a major step forward in clarifying the standards for compiling and presenting fiscal statistics and strengthens the worldwide effort to improve public sector reporting and transparency.

Changing Fortunes (signed by Paul Tilley) A History of the Australian Treasury

Changing Fortunes (signed by Paul Tilley) A History of the Australian Treasury

Author: Paul Tilley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/11/2019

Treasury has been at the centre of every major economic policy issue the Australian Government has faced, its role evolving from the government's bookkeeper at Federation in 1901 to the economic policy advising agency it is today. Throughout its history Treasury has been a robust and stable institution with a consistent market-oriented economic framework - but its policy influence has waxed and waned. It has supported reformist Treasurers such as Keating and Costello, and been a voice of caution when political imperatives have pushed governments down economically damaging paths. At times, though, Treasury advice has been ignored and it has been pushed out into the cold. Amidst the political chaos of recent times, Treasury has been dragged closer to government and become a less effective policy adviser. The consequent lack of a consistent government economic reform narrative over the last decade is plain for all to see. Changing Fortunes tracks Treasury's history since Federation, with a focus on the modern era since its 1976 split with Finance.

Sovereign Debt Restructuring and Debt Sustainability An Analysis of Recent Cross-country Experience

Sovereign Debt Restructuring and Debt Sustainability An Analysis of Recent Cross-country Experience

Author: Harald Finger, Mauro Mecagni Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/11/2019

After a sovereign debt restructuring, restoring the country's debt to a sustainable path is key to ensuring a credible and durable exit from the crisis. In recent years, a number of countries have restructured their sovereign liabilities, either following a default or preemptively, to avoid a default. This Occasional Paper takes stock of the experiences of some of these countries - Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Moldova, Pakistan, Russia, Ukraine, and Uruguay - with debt-restructuring operations, with a view to assessing the outcomes and whether debt sustainability has been restored. The emphasis of the study is on sovereign debt owed to private creditors.

Report on the Pacific Roundtables

Report on the Pacific Roundtables

Author: Alison Stuart, Jihad Alwazir, Yan Liu, Scott Roger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2019

The paper looks at feasible concrete action that can be taken by correspondent and respondent banks, money transfer operators, the Pacific authorities, the Australian and New Zealand authorities, and international organizations.

Essentials of Pension Economics

Essentials of Pension Economics

Author: Sergio Nistico Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2019

This Palgrave Pivot provides a concise overview of pension systems which, whether paid by governments or by private companies, are the sole source of income for millions of people around the world. By 2050, two billion elderly people will have to be ensured some form of income while, at the same time, the prospect facing younger generations is of a gloomy future. This book breaks down the jargon, investigates different designs and analyses these designs' effects on financial sustainability, their adequacy when it comes to level and replacement rates, and their effects on intra- and inter-generational distribution. The author provides also an overview of the historical, demographic and political issues connected with the pension debate. This book will be of interest to students and academics, and professionals involved in the pensions industry.

The Palgrave International Handbook of Basic Income

The Palgrave International Handbook of Basic Income

Author: Malcolm Torry Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2019

This Handbook offers a timely 'snapshot' of the fast-moving global debates on Basic Income. Embracing a range of ideological, ethical, historical and cross-national perspectives, it looks at the case for Basic Income through both a focused and a wide-angled lens. Rather than asserting hard and fast conclusions, it ends with the valuable message that context is all. -Ruth Lister, Loughborough University, UK A must-read Handbook that provides solid foundations for the growing number of researchers, policymakers and campaigners involved in the ongoing debate on Basic Income. -Ruben M. Lo Vuolo, the Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Public Policy, Argentina A comprehensive, competent, accessible, up-to-date picture of the current state of knowledge and debate on basic income in several disciplines and in many countries. -Philippe Van Parijs, the University of Louvain, Belgium A Basic Income is an unconditional regular payment for every individual. But is it desirable? And is it feasible? This Handbook brings together scholars from various disciplines and from around the world to examine the history, characteristics, effects, viability and implementation of Basic Income. A variety of pilot projects and ideological perspectives are considered in depth.

Local Public Finance and Economics An International Perspective

Local Public Finance and Economics An International Perspective

Author: Harry Kitchen, Melville McMillan, Anwar Shah Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2019

Globalization and the information revolution have highlighted the catalytic role of local governments for improving economic and social outcomes at the local level as well as growing the national economy by enhancing international competitiveness. This comprehensive account of local public finance and economics brings together principles and better practices for improving quality and access of local public services provision. The volume covers assignment of responsibilities; jurisdictional design; local service delivery; local regulation; local self-financing options such as income, sales, property and environmental taxation, user charges and fees; infrastructure finance options; and higher order government financing of local governments. The treatment is non-technical and suitable for a wide variety of audiences including scholars, instructors, students, media, policy advisers and practitioners.

The People's Money Pensions, Debt, and Government Services

The People's Money Pensions, Debt, and Government Services

Author: Michael A. Pagano Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/09/2019

American cities continue to experience profound fiscal crises. Falling revenues cannot keep pace with the increased costs of vital public services, infrastructure development and improvement, and adequately funded pensions. Chicago presents an especially vivid example of these issues, as the state of Illinois's rocky fiscal condition compounds the city's daunting budget challenges. In The People's Money, Michael A. Pagano curates a group of essays that emerged from discussions at the 2018 UIC Urban Forum. The contributors explore fundamental questions related to measuring the fiscal health of cities, including how cities can raise revenue, the accountability of today's officials for the future financial position of a city, the legal and practical obstacles to pension reform and a balanced budget, and whether political collaboration offers an alternative to the competition that often undermines regional governance.Contributors: Jered B. Carr, Rebecca Hendrick, Martin J. Luby, David Merriman, Michael A. Pagano, David Saustad, Casey Sebetto, Michael D. Siciliano, James E. Spiotto, Gary Strong, Shu Wang, and Yonghong Wu