Skip navigation
Hardcover | Out of Print | ISBN: 9780262083447 | 720 pp. | 8 x 9 in | 174 illus.| April 2006

Intermediate Public Economics

About the Authors

Jean Hindriks is Professor in the Economics Department and Codirector of the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) at the Université Catholique de Louvain.

Gareth D. Myles is Head of Department and Professor of Economics at the University of Exeter and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He is the author of Public Economics.


“Here, at last, is a text that methodically unites the traditional normative principles of public economics with the recent emphases on positive approaches to government behavior and on imperfect information as a source of both market and government failure. The material is accessible to students and gives a balanced and well-informed view of the field.”
Robin Boadway, Queen's University, Canada
“This is the textbook that public economists have been waiting for. Hindriks and Myles present an up-to-date look at the core material in public finance welfare economics and collective choice theory and delve into a number of areas of recent research. Without sacrificing formal theory the authors present the material in a way that is well motivated policy-relevant and a pleasure to read. Suitable for any senior undergraduate or first graduate course this book merits serious consideration by every instructor in the field.”
Michael Smart, Department of Economics, University of Toronto
Intermediate Public Economics sets a new standard as a comprehensive text in public economic theory for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. It combines clear and concise coverage of traditional topics, such as public goods, the theory of taxation, and externalities, with engaging and up-to-date discussion of more specialized topics such as political economy, fiscal federalism, and the effect of taxation on economic growth.”
James M. Poterba, Mitsui Professor of Economics, MIT