Handbook of Research on Public Finance in Europe and the MENA Region

Handbook of Research on Public Finance in Europe and the MENA Region

M. Mustafa Erdoğdu (Marmara University, Turkey) and Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke, LLC, USA)
Release Date: May, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 618|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0053-7
ISBN13: 9781522500537|ISBN10: 1522500537|EISBN13: 9781522500544


Since the 1970s, globalization has created an economic environment of interdependency between nations. Now, many countries in European and the MENA (Middle East and Northern Africa) regions must grapple with the need to increase public revenue while maneuvering through a global “race-to-the-bottom” tax competition.

The Handbook of Research on Public Finance in Europe and the MENA Region explores economic development and public finance by providing critical insight into the use of public finance and policy and illuminating the intricacies of these topics through discussion of theory, empirical work, and policy objectives. This book is ideally designed for business professionals, policy makers, financers, students and researchers in the fields of public policy and economics.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Financial Sustainability
  • Good Governance
  • Government Expenditure Growth
  • Political Competition
  • Public Investment
  • Public Spending
  • Shadow Economy
  • Tax Administration
  • Tax Reform

Reviews and Testimonials

Editors Erdogdu and Christiansen present readers with collection of academic and expert contributions on the impact of globalization on the economic interdependency of nations in Europe and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The twenty-three contributions that make up the main bulk of the text are devoted to the difficulties of achieving successful tax reform; transparency, technology, and taxation; public spending and governance performance, and a wide variety of other related issues and subjects.

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Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

M. Mustafa Erdogdu is a professor of economics at Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey, where he is head of Financial Economics. He received his MA and PhD in development economics from Manchester University, UK. He is associate editor of International Journal of Applied Behavioral Economics and International Journal of Productivity Management and Assessment Technologies, international advisory board member of International Journal of Sustainable Economies Management, editorial board member of several other journals including Turkish Studies Journal. He has published articles on a wide range of issues, a book on social budged, and co-edited several books on economic development and public finance. His major research areas are international political economy and development, sustainable development, renewable energies, global commons and public goods, behavioral public finance, tax compliance, developmental states, industrial policy, technological capability building, employment policy, financial crises.
Bryan Christiansen is the Chief Executive Officer of Tactical Systems, LLC in Indiana, USA. A former business lecturer at universities in Turkey, Russia, and the USA, he has traveled to 41 countries where he has conducted international business since 1985 in multiple languages and various industries with Global 500 firms and smaller. Christiansen received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing at the University of the State of New York in 1996 and his MBA degree at Capella University in 2003. The author of 20 Reference books on business, economics, and psychology, he is currently working on his Doctor of Business Administration degree at Middlesex University in London, England and is expected to graduate in 2020.