The first edition of Raghbendra Jha's public economics textbook was the first on the market to properly take into account issues of global concern, and hence became popular in a wide range of countries. Its examination of issues in a cross-border context such as fiscal federalism and the comparison of the public sector across countries was a unique hallmark. It was also, without doubt, the best text on the market in its clear examination of taxation as a concept and in the way it is applied. This new edition of the text builds on the strength of the previous edition by increasing the international coverage, introducing a new chapter on global public goods, and highlighting the highly important issue that is environmental taxation. The text is also accompanied by a new website with problem sets and exercises as well as a more applied focus within the text itself.