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New Sources of Development Finance By Edited by A. B. Atkinson

New Sources of Development Finance
by Edited by A. B. Atkinson

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WIDER Studies in Development Economics Very relevant to current concerns about the future of multilateral action and world bodies Explains and engages with topical and controversial new proposals for development and international finance Based on a study commissioned by the UN General Assembly
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New Sources of Development Finance by Edited by A. B. Atkinson

As their Millennium Development Goals, world leaders have pledged by 2015 to halve the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger, to achieve universal primary education, to reduce child mortality, to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS, and to halve the number of people without safe drinking water. Achieving these goals requires a large increase in the flow of financial resources to developing countries - double the present development assistance from abroad.
Examining innovative ways to secure these resources, this book sets out a framework for the economic analysis of different sources of funding, applying the tools of modern public economics to identify the key issues. It examines the role of new sources of overseas aid, considers the fiscal architecture and the lessons that can be learned from federal fiscal systems, asks how far increased transfers impose a burden on donors, and investigates how far one can separate raising resources from their use.
In turn, the book examines global environmental taxes (such as a carbon tax) the taxation of currency transactions (the Tobin tax), a development-focused allocation of Special Drawing Rights by the IMF, the UK Government proposal for an International Finance Facility, increased private donations for development purposes, a global lottery (or premium bond), and increased remittances by emigrants. In each case, it considers the feasibility of the proposal and the resources that it can realistically raise. In each case, it offers new perspectives and insights into these new and controversial proposals.

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About Edited by A. B. Atkinson

A. B. Atkinson is Warden of Nuffield College at Oxford University, and has been Professor of Economics at the University of Essex, Visiting Professor of Economics at MIT, Professor of Political Economy at University College, London, Tooke Professor of Economic Science and Statistics at the London School of Economics, and Professor of Political Economy at the University of Cambridge. His work in public economics in particular, currently focused on income distribution and poverty, has been wide ranging and influential.

Table of Contents

1. Innovative Sources to Meet a Global Challenge ; 2. Over-Arching Issues ; 3. Environmental Taxation and Revenue for Development ; 4. Revenue Potential of the Tobin Tax for Development Finance: A Critical Appraisal ; 5. A Development-Focused Allocation of the Special Drawing Rights ; 6. The International Finance Facility Proposal ; 7. Private Donations for International Development ; 8. A Global Lottery and a Global Premium Bond ; 9. Remittances by Emigrants: Issues and Evidence ; 10. Global Public Economics ; 11. National Taxation, Fiscal Federalism, and Global Taxation ; 12. The Way Forward

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New Sources of Development Finance by Edited by A. B. Atkinson
Edited by A. B. Atkinson
WIDER Studies in Development Economics
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