Continental public finance: mapping and recovering a tradition

@inproceedings{Backhaus2005ContinentalPF,
  title={Continental public finance: mapping and recovering a tradition},
  author={J. Backhaus and R. Wagner},
  year={2005}
}
This essay surveys some general features of continental public finance analysis, emphasizing its distinctiveness from Anglo-Saxon public economic theory. Starting from the cameralist origins of public finance, we examine the science-ofstate approach, the catallactical approach to public finance associated with Knut Wicksel, Italian fiscal scholarship, and fiscal sociology. The purpose of this essay is to introduce the reader to a tradition in public finance analysis that, while having… Expand

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