Public Sector Economics for Developing Countries: Second Edition
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Contents6
Tables14
Figures16
Preface18
Abbreviations20
Chapter 1 Introduction to Public Sector Economics22
Chapter 2 Public Goods and Externalities36
Chapter 3 The Role of Government in Market Economies52
Chapter 4 Public Choice68
Chapter 5 Political Business Cycles84
Chapter 6 Public Expenditure Analysis94
Chapter 7 Income Distribution and Poverty Alleviation in Developing Countries108
Chapter 8 Inequitable Access to Health Care in Developing Countries126
Chapter 9 Introduction to Public Utility Regulation142
Chapter 10 Introduction to Cost-Benefit Analysis in Developing Countries152
Chapter 11 The Budgetary Process and BudgetDeficits in Developing Countries162
Chapter 12 Stabilization Policy180
Chapter 13 Structural Adjustment192
Chapter 14 Introduction to Taxation204
Chapter 15 Incidence and EfficiencyCosts of Taxation214
Chapter 16 Supply-Side Tax Policy and Tax Reform232
Chapter 17 Taxes on Income and Wealth248
Chapter 18 Indirect Taxation in Developing Countries270
Chapter 19 Taxation of Productive Sectors in Developing Countries292
Chapter 20 International Taxation304
Chapter 21 Tax Administration318
Notes328
Appendix A Role of the State, Stabilizationand Structural Adjustment334
Appendix B Establishment of PublicUtilities Commissions in Some Caribbean Countries348
Appendix C Tax Reform Events in SelectedCaribbean Countries350
Appendix D Social Security Laws and Coverage in the Caribbean356
Glossary360
References384
Index408
About the Authors422