Studies in Public Budgeting

Local Government Budget Stabilization

Explorations and Evidence

Editors: Hou, Yilin (Ed.)

  • Examines whether local governments try to smooth revenues across the boom-bust cycles
  • Investigates local government capability and policy tools to go counter-cyclical
  • Examines the role of public choice theory local level in terms of the budget stabilization and the role of government
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About this book

This book is the first comprehensive, full-scale treatment of the politics, law, and economics with regard to the policies and policy instruments for budget stabilization at the local level. It examines budget stabilization in the United States from the 1910s to 2010 (from adoption of public budgeting in this country through the Great Recession). In addition, it provides details on the methods and results of empirical tests of the effects of budget stabilization instruments on government operations, key/basic services provision, and some other aspects of social and economic life at the local level, including full-purpose governments (county, metro city, municipality, township, and village) as well as special (single-) purpose governments (like school districts and transportation districts). This book dissects an important and pressing issue in public financial administration, analyzes a lesson that has been in the learning process, especially in the United States, and identifies theoretical threads for scholarly refinement, which will be put into specific contexts of policy design and implementation. This book will be of interest to scholars in political science, economics, public choice and in public administration, where it will also appeal to policy-makers.

About the authors

Local Government Budget Stabilization: an Introduction.- The Great Recession and the Use of Fund Balances in North Carolina Counties.- Revenue Volatility in New York State School Districts: Challenges and Responses.- Local Government Fiscal Condition before and after the Great Recession.- Local Government Pension Fund Management and Budget Stability.- Local Government Revenue Stability and Revenue Policy over Recessions.- Local Government Debt Management and Budget Stabilization.- Impact of Tax and Expenditure Limitations on Local Government Savings.- Optimal Size of Fiscal Reserves for Local Governments.- Inherent System Dynamics of Instability and Resilience in Nonprofit Human Services

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Local Government Budget Stabilization: An Introduction

    Hou, Yilin

    Pages 1-16

  • The Great Recession and the Use of Fund Balances in North Carolina Counties

    Wang, Wen

    Pages 17-32

  • Revenue Volatility in New York State School Districts: Challenges and Responses

    Bifulco, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 33-50

  • Local Government Fiscal Condition Before and After the Great Recession

    Marlowe, Justin

    Pages 51-73

  • Local Government Pension Fund Management and Budget Stability

    Peng, Jun

    Pages 75-94

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Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 17, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34564-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Local Government Budget Stabilization
Book Subtitle
Explorations and Evidence
Editors
  • Yilin Hou
Series Title
Studies in Public Budgeting
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15186-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15186-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-15185-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34564-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 202
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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