This is a wide-ranging survey of the theory and evidence on public goods. Its four parts present the main literature on public goods, both theoretical and empirical, in a systematic manner. Moreover, the authors extend the existing literature in numerous ways. Each section of the book includes a discussion of the main results, emphasizing the innovations and new outcomes. The main strength of the book is the breadth and depth of its coverage. The organization of topics covered by the book follows the recent literature and the presentation is written for a broad audience. Where technical material is presented, it is done in a way that is generally well explained and easy to follow. The book is thus suitable as a textbook for graduate and upper level undergraduate public finance courses as well as for researchers interested in the field.