Text: J.E Stiglitz, Economics of Public Sector,
Students must purchase
Alm, J.et.al. The Challenges of Tax Reform in a Global Economy
1. Soft copies of pre-publication drafts of articles are available at http://isp-aysps.gsu.edu/academics/conferences/conf2004/
2. On reserve
Ebrill, L. et al. The Modern VAT,
Hillman, A.L, Public Finance and Public Policy
IMF, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook, latest edition (2005).
1. Available from the lecturer (Asher)
2. On reserve
Heller, P.S. Who Will Pay?
Browning, E.K and Browning, J.M Public Finance and the Price
1. On reserve
2. PDF of pp 100-126 to be uploaded to IVLE
Polackova, Hana Brixi, and Ashok Mody, “Dealing with Government Fiscal Risk: An Overview”
Available online at
What Should Governments Do?”, World Development Report 1998-99, Ch. 10, pp. 144-156. and “Overview” pp. 1-14.
Available online (http://www.worldbank.org/wdr/wdr98/)
Blank, R.M., “When can public policy makers rely on private markets?”, Economic Journal, 110, 2000, pp. 34-49.
Available online in NUS Library (JSTOR)
Zagha , R.et.al.2006 “Rethinking Growth”, Finance and Development, Vol.43, No.1,
Available online (http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2006/03/zagha.htm).
Inge Kaul and Pedro Conciecao (Eds), The New Public Finance, New York and Oxford: UNDP and Oxford University Press (2006), Briefing Note No. 1, “Using Yesterday’s Policy Tools may be costly and ineffective” and No. 2., “The New Intermediary State”.
Available online (http://www.newpublicfinance.com)
Schiavo-Campo, S. and Daniel Tommasi, Managing Government Expenditure
Available online (http://www.adb.org/documents/manuals/govt_expenditure/default.asp.)
World Bank, Public Expenditure Management Handbook.
Available online (http://www1.worldbank.org/publicsector/pe/handbook/pem98.pdf. )
Musgrave, R.A. and Musgrave, P.B. (1984), Public Finance in Theory and Practice
PDFs of Chapters 10, 11 and Chapter 32 (Section C) to be uploaded to IVLE
Das-Gupta, Arindam (2005), “The economic theory of tax compliance with special reference to tax compliance costs”.
PDF to be uploaded to IVLE
Farrell, D., J.K. Rames, and H. Schulz (2004), “The Truth About Foreign Direct Investment in Emerging Markets”.
Available online at www.mckinsey.com
Rajan, R.S. (2004), “Measures to Attract FDI: Investment Promotion, Incentives, and Policy Intervention”, Economic and Political Weekly, January 3.
Available online at (http://www.freewebs.com/rrajan01/epwfiscal.pdf)
Fletcher, K. (2002), “Tax Incentives in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Vietnam”, Paper prepared for the IMF Conference on Foreign Direct Investment: Opportunities and Challenges for Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam Hanoi, Vietnam, August 16-17, 2002,
Available online at(http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/seminar/2002/fdi/eng/pdf/fletcher.pdf)
Das-Gupta, Arindam (2005), “Non-Tax Revenues in Indian States: Principles and Case Studies”
available online at(http://adb.org/Documents/Reports/Consultant/TAR-IND-4066/GovtBudget/dasgupta.pdf)
Bailey, Stephen J. (1994) “User-charges for Urban Services” Urban Studies Vol 31, No 4/5, pp 745-765.
Available online in NUS library through EBSCOHost/Business Sources Premier
Asher, Mukul G. (2005) “Mobilizing non-conventional budgetary resources in Asia in the 21st century”, Journal of Asian Economics, 16, 947-955.
Available online in NYUS library through ScienceDirect
Das-Gupta, A. (2006) “Institutions for performance oriented tax administration” LKY SPP
Soft copy to be uploaded to IVLE
Mookherjee, Dilip (1997), "Incentive Reform in Developing Country Bureaucracies: Lessons from Tax Administration", in Boris Pleskovic and Joseph Stiglitz, Editors, Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics, 1997, Washington D.C.: The World Bank.
Available online (search for the document “Proceedings of the World Bank annual conference on development economics 1997” in www.worldbank.org)
Grout, Paul A. and Margaret Stevens (2003), “The Assessment: Financing and Managing Public Services” Oxford Review of Economic Policy 19(2), pp 215-234.
Available online in NUS library through ProQuest
Schiavo-Campo, S. and P.S.A. Sundaram (2001), To Serve and To Preserve: Improving Public Administration in a Competitive World, Manila: Asian Development Bank, 2001.
Available online at (http://www.adb.org/documents/manuals/serve_and_preserve/default.asp)
Besley, Timothy (1996), “Political economy of alleviating poverty: Theory and institutions” in Proceedings of the World Bank Annual Conference on Development Economics, 1996, Washington D.C: The World Bank, pp 117-148
Available online (or search for the document “Annual World Bank conference on development economics 1996” in www.worldbank.org )
Das-Gupta, A. “Implication of Tax Administration for Tax Design: A Tentative Assessment” in Alm et al.(2006),pp.364-412
PDF to be uploaded to IVLE