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Topics in Public Economics
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Haim Ben-Shahar, Efraim Sadka, David Pines, Itzhak Zilcha, Paul A. Krugman, Elhanan Helpman, Vicky Barham, Myrna H. Wooders, John Conley, Robert P. Gilles, Suzanne A. Scotchmer, Roger Guesnerie, Richard Arnott, Marvin Kraus, William H. Oakland, John D. Wilson, Daniel Berkowitz, Roger H. Gordon, Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason, Bernd Genser, A. Lans Bovenberg, David E. Wildasin
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  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521144865

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  • This volume presents recent developments in urban geography, club theory and local public finance, and international trade that contribute to the explanation of the modern opposing trends of integration and segregation. Part I explores the role of transportation costs, crowding, and preferences for a large variety of goods in shaping the main features of urban geography. Part II contains four contributions on fundamental issues associated with the provision of collective goods (club goods and local public goods) using a game-theoretic approach. Part III investigates features of the production, pricing, and consumption of congested public goods. Part IV covers key tax issues arising in a world where economic borders are gradually being removed.

    • Combines treatment of the theory and application of the selected important issues in public economics
    • The selections cover accessible and rigorous approaches
    • The contributors represent the leading thinkers in their fields in Western Europe, Israel, and the US, including Paul Krugman, Elhanan Helpman, Efraim Sadka, and Roger Guesnerie
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    "This fine collection of essays, most of them dealing with issues of local public goods and clubs, should be the main selection of the Public-Economics-Book-of-the-Month Club." Avinash K. Dixit, Princeton University

    "This book is a fitting tribute to the memory of Eitan Berglas, who was largely responsible for initiating the study of the theory of clubs as a market phenomenon, and for seeing its potential as an approach to understanding issues in fiscal federalism, urban public finance, and transportation economics. The contributors to this volume include some of the most renowned scholars working in this tradition. They have put together a diverse and highly original set of papers spanning the many areas where issues of decentralization and integreation must be appropriately balanced, a task that draws heavily on Berglas's legacy." Robin Boadway, Queens University

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    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521144865
    • length: 372 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Haim Ben-Shahar
    Introduction Efraim Sadka, David Pines and Itzhak Zilcha
    Part I. New Perspectives on Urban Development:
    1. A 'slime mold' model of city formation Paul A. Krugman
    2. The size of regions: transport and housing as factors in agglomeration Elhanan Helpman
    Part II. The Economics of Clubs:
    3. First and second welfare theorems for economies with collective goods Vicky Barham and Myrna H. Wooders
    4. Anonymous pricing in Tiebout economies and economics with clubs John Conley and Myrna H. Wooders
    5. Decentralization in club economies: how multiple private goods matter Robert P. Gilles and Suzanne A. Scotchmer
    6. Incentives and disagglomerative forces: some modelling problems Roger Guesnerie
    Part III. The Provision of Public Goods:
    7. Self-financing of congestible facilities in a growing economy Richard Arnott and Marvin Kraus
    8. The monopolistic provision of congested public goods William H. Oakland
    9. Imperfect solutions to the musical-suburbs problem John D. Wilson
    10. Nationalism and secession Daniel Berkowitz
    Part IV. Taxation and Distribution:
    11. Why is there corporate taxation in a small open economy? The role of transfer pricing and income shifting Roger H. Gordon and Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason
    12. Patterns of tax arbitrage and decentralized tax autonomy Bernd Genser
    13. Destination- and origin-based taxation under international capital mobility A. Lans Bovenberg
    14. Factor mobility, risk, and redistribution in the welfare state David E. Wildasin.

  • Editors

    David Pines, Tel-Aviv University

    Efraim Sadka, Tel-Aviv University

    Itzhak Zilcha, Tel-Aviv University

    Contributors

    Haim Ben-Shahar, Efraim Sadka, David Pines, Itzhak Zilcha, Paul A. Krugman, Elhanan Helpman, Vicky Barham, Myrna H. Wooders, John Conley, Robert P. Gilles, Suzanne A. Scotchmer, Roger Guesnerie, Richard Arnott, Marvin Kraus, William H. Oakland, John D. Wilson, Daniel Berkowitz, Roger H. Gordon, Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason, Bernd Genser, A. Lans Bovenberg, David E. Wildasin

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