Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Public Finance

Ryan Merlin Yonk

Utah State University


Local taxes Income tax Tax results Tax collection Progressive taxes Tax impacts Tax increases Political taxation Bonding Government Debt Public Finance Government Revenue

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About the book

That death and taxes are unavoidable is a common refrain and that taxes are often the more onerous of the two. Indeed, among the areas of public policy that most directly impact, and affect individual citizens are those that surround taxes. In particular, their application, use, and approach are the focus of this volume. We seek to explore taxes and tax policy from a holistic approach that address a variety of beliefs and approaches, but with a particular emphasis and focus on tax policy’s impacts on local communities and individual citizens using strong social science. We welcome micro-level studies, particularly of understudied local areas, and how tax policy impacts both their budgets but also the social impact of those policies on their quality of life. We hope to draw a wide variety of perspectives on how tax policies are determined, how different tax approaches may have differing effects on those communities that use them, and how tax policy impacts social and other policy areas and the decision making, particularly at the local level. This volume is a unique exploration of this important area of public policy and has direct application to the decisions that policy makers, particularly at the local level, routinely face.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: September 3rd 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: November 23rd 2019

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: February 11th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: April 11th 2020

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About the editor

Ryan Merlin Yonk

Utah State University

Ryan M. Yonk is the Research Director of the Rural Policy and Public Lands Center at Dixie State University, and an instructor in the Department of Political Science at Utah State University. Dr. Yonk received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Georgia State University in 2011. He was previously a research assistant professor of economics at Utah State University and an assistant professor of political science at Southern Utah University. His books include Green V. Green (with Randy Simmons and Brian Steed), Direct Democracy in the United States (with Shauna Reilly), Nature Unbound: Bureaucracy vs. the Environment (with Randy Simmons and Ken Sim), Reality of American Energy (with Jordan Lofthouse and Megan Hansen) and The Political Impact of Quality of Life (with Joshua Smith). Dr. Yonk is the author of numerous academic journal articles and policy reports focused on the intersection of public policy, economics, and politics.

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