Public Economics is a commemorative volume on Dr Amaresh Bagchi, one of the foremost economic policy reformers of India, revered as a pre-eminent scholar in tax policy and fiscal federalism in the country. The collection comprises original contributions by eminent scholars, who were also close friends and associates of Dr Bagchi. Besides dealing with various important aspects of the subject of public economics and Dr Bagchi’s work—both theoretical and applied—they also add a personal touch to the compilation. The reminiscences reveal Dr Bagchi, the man, as well as Dr Bagchi, the scholar.

Dr Amaresh Bagchi worked extensively on tax reforms, in particular, the introduction of Value Added Tax. The essays in this volume critically analyze and discuss various issues related to tax system reform in the developing world and review the fiscal federalism literature from a developing and transitional country perspective.

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Author(s)M Govinda Rao and Mihir Rakshit
PublisherSAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Publish YearDecember 2010