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Finance and the Good Society by Robert J. Shiller

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Chapter 15

Public Goods Financiers

Public finance, the financing of public goods and causes, is curiously considered a very different profession from “straight” finance. Courses in public finance at the university level are generally offered in the economics department, not the business school, and it appears that the professors in the two fields rarely talk to one another. Communications between the fields seem to be improving, and recognition is growing that they are, or at least ought to be, closely related. They deal with essentially similar problems, differentiated by the fact that public finance confronts a special “public goods” problem. Yet there still remains an unfortunate division between the fields, one that adversely affects their ...

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