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September 2008 - More than 50% of bonds issued by organizations responsible for repayments failed one or more times to file required financial statements between 1995-2006; more than 25% were chronically delinquent (missed three or more years of disclosures).


Ken Auletta (1979). The Streets Were Paved with Gold (New York, NY: Random House, 345 p.). New York Economic Conditions, Politics and Government - 1951-

Dean V. Baim (1994). The Sports Stadium as a Municipal Investment. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 240 p.). Stadiums -- Economic aspects -- United States -- Case studies; Urban economics -- United States -- Case studies; Sports -- Economic aspects -- United States -- Case studies. Series Contributions in economics and economic history.

Robert A. Caro (1974). The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York. (New York, NY: Knopf, 1246 p.). Moses, Robert, 1888-1981.

Frederick C. Dietz (1921). English Government Finance, 1485-1558. (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois, 245 p/). Finance--Great Britain; Great Britain--History--Tudors, 1485-1603. Series: University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus). Illinois studies in the social sciences.

--- (1932). English Public Finance, 1558-1641. (New York, NY: The Century Co., 478 p.). Finance--Great Britain--History; Great Britain--History--Elizabeth, 1558-1603; Great Britain--History--Stuarts, 1603-1714. A continuation of the author's English government finance, 1485-1558.

Takuo Dome (2004). The Political Economy of Public Finance in Britain, 1767-1873. (New York, NY: Routledge, 231 p.). Professor in the History of Economic Thought (Osaka University Japan). Finance, Public--Great Britain--History--1688-1815; Finance, Public--Great Britain--History--1815-1918; Great Britain--Economic conditions--17th century; Great Britain--Economic conditions--18th century. "Classical economists" from perspective of public finance. 

Ed. Ali Farazmand (2000). Privatization or Public Enterprise Reform?: International Case Studies with Implications for Public Management. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 270 p.). Privatization -- Case studies; Government business enterprises -- Management -- Case studies; Municipal services -- Contracting out; Public contracts; Public administration.

Elmer James Ferguson (1961). The Power of the Purse; A History of American Public Finance, 1776-1790. (Chapel Hill, NC, Published for the Institute of Early American History and culture at Williamsburg, Va., by the University of North Carolina Press, 358 p.). Professor Emeritus of History (Queens College of the City University of New York). Finance, Public --United States --History --To 1789; United States --History --Revolution, 1775-1783 --Finance.

Randall G. Holcombe (1983). Public Finance and the Political Process. (Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 203 p.). Finance, Public -- Decision making; Public administration -- Decision making; Political participation. Series Political and social economy series.

Kempe R. Hope (1987). Development Finance and the Development Process: A Case Study of Selected Caribbean Countries. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 100 p.). Finance, Public -- Caribbean Area -- Case studies; Fiscal policy -- Caribbean Area -- Case studies; Caribbean Area -- Economic conditions -- 1945- -- Case studies; Finance -- Caribbean Area -- Case studies.

Eds. Inge Kaul and Pedro Conceicao (2005). The New Public Finance: Responding to Global Challenges. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 688 p.). Finance, Public--International cooperation; Public-private sector cooperation. Published for The United Nations Development Programme. How financing of international cooperation efforts works.

James Macdonald (2003). A Free Nation Deep in Debt: The Financial Roots of Democracy. (New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 564 p.). Former London Investment Banker. Debts, Public--History; Democracy--Economic aspects; Political science--Economic aspects. Connection between public debt and democracy.

Hannah J. McKinney (1995). The Development of Local Public Services, 1650-1860: Lessons from Middletown, Connecticut. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 203 p.). Municipal services -- Connecticut -- Middletown -- History.

William L. Megginson (2005). The Financial Economics of Privatization. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 522 p.). Rainbolt Chair in Finance (University of Oklahoma). Privatization; Government business enterprises; Finance, Public. 

Charles R. Morris (1980). The Cost of Good Intentions: New York City and the Liberal Experiment, 1960-1975 (New York, NY: Norton, 256 p.). Finance, Public--New York (State)--New York; Default (Finance)--New York (State)--New York; New York (N.Y.)--Politics and government.

Richard A. Musgrave (1959). The Theory of Public Finance; A Study in Public Economy. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 628 p.). Former Professor of Economics (University of Michigan). Fiscal policy; Welfare economics. Father of modern public finance. How governments allocate resources, respond to social needs; governmental economic activity divided into three parts: 1) allocation of resources; 2) distribution of goods and services; 3) stabilization of the broader economy.

Margaret G. Myers (1970). A Financial History of the United States (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 451 p.). Finance, Public--United States--History; Finance--United States--History.

Alexander Dana Noyes (1909). Forty Years of American Finance; A Short Financial History of the Government and People of the United States Since the Civil War, 1865-1907. (New York, NY: Putnam, 418 p. [2nd ed.]). Finance, Public -- United States -- History.

Edward J. Perkins (1994). American Public Finance and Financial Services, 1700-1815. (Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 433 p.). Finance, Public--United States--History--18th century; Financial services industry--United States--History--18th century.

Elliott D. Sclar (2000). You Don't Always Get What You Pay For: The Economics of Privatization (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press,184 p.). Privatization--United States; Privatization--United States--Case studies.

Jay Sexton (2005). Debtor Diplomacy: Finance and American Foreign Relations in the Civil War Era, 1837-1873. (Oxford, UK: Clarendon, 287 p). Lecturer in American History. Corpus Christi College (University of Oxford). Debts, External --United States --History --19th century; United States --History --Civil War, 1861-1865 --Finance; United States --Foreign economic relations --Great Britain; Great Britain --Foreign economic relations --United States; United States --Economic conditions --19th century; United States --Foreign relations --19th century. How United States's need for capital influenced its foreign relations in tumultuous years between two great financial crises of 19th century, 1837 to 1873; how financial considerations influenced formation of foreign policy, functioned as peace factor in Anglo-American relations; North and South tried to attract support of European financiers; financial diplomacy of Civil War shaped larger foreign policy strategies of both sides, contributed to both preservation of British neutrality, ultimate defeat of Confederacy.

Richard J. Smethurst (2007). From Foot Soldier to Finance Minister: Takahashi Korekiyo, Japan’s Keynes. (Cambridge, MAr: Harvard University Asia Center, 377 p.). Professor of History and UCIS Research Professor (University of Pittsburgh). Takahashi, Korekiyo, 1854-1936; Statesmen--Japan--Biography; Finance, Public--Japan--History; Japan--Politics and government--1912-1945. Prewar Japan's most important financier: saved country from Great Depression; played role in almost every important event in Japan's macroeconomic choices, performance (raising war loans abroad for Russo-Japanese War in 1904-05 to managing/accommodating  demands for increased military spending in late1930s; fixer, leader, negotiator, more; surprisingly Keynesian policies.

Donald R. Stabile (1998). The Origins of American Public Finance: Debates over Money, Debt, and Taxes in the Constitutional Era, 1776-1836 (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 208 p.). Finance, Public--United States--History--18th century; Finance, Public--United States--History--19th century.



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