Richard Tresch's graduate textbook, Public Finance, A Normative Theory is now the standard reference for graduate courses in public economics. He has now written an equally impressive textbook for use in undergraduate courses in public economics. His writing is clear, informative, and illuminating, and the text contains many new and useful insights. I look forward to using it in my own classes.

    -Professor James Alm,
    Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, USA
    Editor of Public Finance Review.

    This text provides a detailed, and yet clear and refreshingly systematic, treatment of most of the major issues in modern public economics. It will be a very useful, up-to-date resource for students as well as researchers and policy practitioners.

    -Dr Miltiadis Makris,
    Universiy of Leicester, UK.

    The great strength of this book is its unifying framework, with a maximum use of graphical illustrations and a minimal use of mathematics, while maintaining a high level of rigour. It will be excellent for teaching students the basic issues and problems in public sector economics and to train them to think as economists.

    -Loek Groot,
    Associate Professor, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.