Public Finance


  1. Normative Approach to Public Finance

    The Economic Basis for Government Activity; Argument for Equality Between

    Marginal Social Benefit and Marginal Social Cost

  2. The Theory of Optimum Budget

    Formulation of an Optimum Budget  Allocation, Distribution and Stabilization.

    Incidence of Budget Policy

  3. Principles of Taxation and Government Expenditure

    Benefit Approach, Ability To Pay Principle

    Progressive Taxation  Equality Theory, Surplus-Income Theory, and Socio-Political Theory

  4. Developments in Public Goods Theory

    The Lindahl Model of Pareto Optimality; Public Goods and the Free-Riding Problem.

  5. Commodity Taxation Output and Price Effects

    Theory of Tax Incidence

  6. Excess Burden of Taxes

    Taxation, Government Expenditure, and Work Efforts; Taxation, Government Expenditure and Savings; Taxation, Government Expenditure, Investment and Risk-Bearing; Taxation and Capital Gains

  7. The Burden and Management of Public Debt

    Ricardo-Pigou Thesis; Buchanan Thesis; Musgrave Thesis of Inter-generation Equity.

    General Techniques of Debt Management; Anti-Cyclical Debt Management.

  8. Fiscal Policy in Underdeveloped CountriesThe Union-State Fiscal Relations in India

    A Look Into The Indian Tax System





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SouthWestern Press, (2010)


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