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Government versus markets : the changing economic role of the state

Author: Vito Tanzi
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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"Vito Tanzi offers a truly comprehensive treatment of the economic role of the state in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from a historical and world perspective. The book addresses the fundamental question of what governments should do, or have attempted to do, in economic activities in past and recent periods. It also speculates on what they are likely or may be forced to do in future years. Although other  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vito Tanzi
ISBN: 9781107096530 1107096537
OCLC Number: 697808351
Description: xiii, 376 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Economic Role of State: General introduction and main issues --
Part II. Historical Review: The role of the state in the pre-World War II period; Forces that changed the role of the state; Growth of public spending and taxation in the 20th century; The role of the state in social protection: historical landmarks; Globalization and public spending --
Part III. Theoretical and Analytical Issues: Theories of public-sector behavior: taxonomy of government types; Voluntary exchange and public choice theories; The Nordic European economic theory of fiscal policy; Policy tools and government roles --
Part IV. The Outcome of State Intervention: Evaluating the impact of public spending on socioeconomic indicators; Social protection in the modern world: some quantitative aspects; The role of the state and economic performance in the Nordic countries --
Part V. On the Economic Role of the State in the Future: The economic role of the state in the future: concluding reflections.
Responsibility: Vito Tanzi.
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