The Cambridge Elements of Public Economics will provide authoritative and up-to-date reviews of core topics and recent developments in the field. The Elements will include state-of-the-art contributions on optimal taxation and tax policy, business taxation and risk taking, tax evasion and compliance, public finance and development, fiscal transfers in a multigovernment setting, public debt, and the main tasks of the government in relation to public goods, externalities, health, education and knowledge, pensions and social insurance, equity and redistribution, public investment and cost-benefit analysis, public enterprises, privatization and regulation. The editors are particularly interested in the new frontiers of quantitative methods in public economics, experimental approaches , behavioral public finance, empirical and theoretical analyisis of the quality of government and institutions.
About the editors
Robin Boadway is Emeritus Professor at Queen’s University in Canada. He is a former Editor of the Journal of Public Economics, Past President of the International Institute of Public Finance and Distinguished CES Fellow at the University of Munich. His current research interests include optimal redistribution, fiscal federalism and applied welfare economics. His recent books include From Optimal Tax Theory to Tax Policy, the 2009 Munich Lectures (MIT Press, 2012) and Fiscal Federalism: Principles and Practice of Multiorder Governance (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
Frank A. Cowell is Professor of Economics and Director of the Public Economics Programme (STICERD) at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His work includes important contributions to the fields of income and wealth distribution, inequality, poverty and taxation.
Massimo Florio is Professor of Public Economics and the 'ad personam' Jean Monnet Chair of EU Industrial Policy, University of Milan. His main interests are in cost-benefit analysis, regional policy, privatization, public enterprise, network industries and the socio-economic impact of research infrastructures. He has lead several international evaluation studies for the European Commission, the European Parliament, the EIB, the OECD, the World Bank, and CERN.