Gareth D. Myles

Books



Taxation and Growth

This is a report produced for the OECD. It provides a self-contained introduction to the theory of growth but the main emphasis is on empirical literature that tests the link between taxation and growth. The main chapters cover growth regressions, growth accounting, empirical results for consumers, and empirical results for firms.

            Report

 

Intermediate Public Economics 2nd Edition

Published in April 2013 by MIT Press, written with Jean Hindriks. This is the second edition of Intermediate Public Economics. The first edition integrated the traditional welfararist approach to public economics with developments in the new political economy and public choice literatures. The second edition adds recent work of behavioural economics. The text is written at the senior undergraduate/beginning graduate level. Numerous exercises are included.

The MIT Press catalogure gives the following description:

Public economics studies how government taxing and spending activities affect the economy—economic efficiency and the distribution of income and wealth. This comprehensive text on public economics covers the core topics of market failure and taxation as well as recent developments in both policy and the academic literature. It is unique not only in its broad scope but in its balance between public finance and public choice and its combination of theory and relevant empirical evidence. The book covers the theory and methodology of public economics; presents a historical and theoretical overview of the public sector; and discusses such topics as departures from efficiency (including imperfect competition and asymmetric information), issues in political economy, equity, taxation, fiscal federalism, and tax competition among independent jurisdictions. Suggestions for further reading, from classic papers to recent research, appear in each chapter, as do exercises. The mathematics has been kept to a minimum without sacrificing intellectual rigor; the book remains analytical rather than discursive. This second edition has been thoroughly updated throughout. It offers new chapters on behavioral economics, limits to redistribution, international taxation, cost-benefit analysis, and the economics of climate policy. Additional exercises have been added and many sections revised in response to advice from readers of the first edition.

The book can be ordered from this link.

            MIT Press: Intermediate Public Economics

A solutions manual (jointly written with Nigar Hashimzade and Jean Hindriks) is also available from MIT. This provides comprehensive solutions for all the exercises in the text.

            MIT Press: Solutions Manual

Powerpoint presentations for use in lectures are also available for downloading by following the link to the web pages for the book.

            Intermediate Public Economics

Intermediate Public Economics

Published in May 2006 by MIT Press, written with Jean Hindriks. This has been my major project over the last few years. We have aimed to integrate the traditional welfararist approach to public economics with developments in the new political economy and public choice literature. The text is written at the senior undergraduate/beginning graduate level. Numerous exercises are included. The book can be ordered from this link.

            MIT Press: Intermediate Public Economics

A solutions manual (jointly written with Nigar Hashimzade and Jean Hindriks) is also available from MIT. This provides comprehensive solutions for all the exercises in the text.

            MIT Press: Solutions Manual

Powerpoint presentations for use in lectures are also available for downloading by following the link to the web pages for the book.

            Intermediate Public Economics

Public Economics

I am the author of the book "Public Economics" published by Cambridge University Press. This is a graduate-level text that aims to cover the major themes of public economics in some detail. It has chapters on basic equilibrium theory and welfare economics and then proceeds to address taxation and market failures. The publisher's page for this can be accessed by following the link below. It provides some further details and allows orders to be placed directly. I have now started work on the Second Edition. A pdf with the latest progress will soon be available. Until then, I welcome any comments on the First Edition.

Public Economics

Incentives, Organization and Public Economics - Papers in Honour of Sir James Mirrlees

Peter Hammond and I collaborated to produce a volume to celebrate the award of the Nobel Prize to James Mirrlees. A number of his students and co-authors were invited to contribute papers and this volume is the result. The volume was launched with a conference at Nuffield College. It contains a very varied collection of papers which make for interesting reading.

Incentives, Organization and Public Economics

 

The Economics of Public Expenditure

I worked with David Miles and Ian Preston to produce this collection of papers which describe the various areas of public expenditure. Each chapter covers a separate category of expenditure, providing a description of the data, a discussion of the policy issues and an analysis of the relevant theory. As a whole, the book provides a unique analysis of public spending.

The Economics of Public Expenditure

 

Oxford Dictionary of Economics

This is a significantly revised version of the second edition. The major changes are the inclusion of entries on recent theoretical innovations, an increased number of entries on game theory, and the addition of a substantial number of econometrics entries.

From the Oxford University Press catalogue:

"An authoritative and comprehensive dictionary containing 2,500 key economic terms with clear, concise definitions. It covers all aspects of economics including economic theory, applied microeconomics and macroeconomics, labour economics, public economics and public finance, monetary economics, environmental economics, and many others. There is strong coverage of international trade and many entries on economic organizations and institutions from around the world. This edition contains expanded coverage of common econometric concepts and highlights major theoretical concepts including agency , competition , equilibrium .

Fully revised and updated, this edition now features recommended web links at entry level. These links are a valuable source of extra information and they are conveniently accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Economics companion web page. The new appendix of institutional acronyms provides details for each organization, including the website of each to aid further research. With an A-Z format, this book is as ideal for browsing as it is useful for quick reference, and it remains an essential guide for students and teachers of economics, business, and finance, as well as professional economists and anyone who has to deal with economic data."

Oxford Dictionary of Economics

 

Investment Analysis

This is currently work in progress. The final volume is intended to be an introduction to investment analysis written at the introductory graduate level. An incomplete pdf is here. Comments are very welcome.

Investment Analysis