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Public Financial Management




ISBN 9780849395666
Published January 13, 2006 by Routledge
840 Pages - 52 B/W Illustrations

 
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Public Financial Management covers the five major pillars of this sub-discipline of public administration: context, public finance, retirement systems, performance measurement and budgeting, and international perspectives. This text offers practitioners information valuable in their day-to-day operations, while also providing students in public administration and public management programs with a solid foundation for their own development as future professionals and researchers. Overall this volume promotes linkages between resource allocation and "value-adds" for citizens and stakeholders, driving innovations in operations and increased transparency in reporting.

Table of Contents

THE CONTEXT OF PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Public Expenditure Management: Selected
Themes and Issues, A. Premchand

Capital Budgeting and Planning, Wes Clarke

Financial Management of Economic Development, J. Scott McDonald

Annual Budgeting and Long-Range Planning:
Is There a Fit? - Lessons from Three Case Studies, Yilin Hou and Jun Ma

PUBLIC FINANCE
The Property Tax: Past, Present and Future, Deborah A. Carroll and Benjamin J. Sharbel

E-commerce and the Future of the State
Sales Tax System, Christopher G. Reddick and Jerrell D. Coggburn

Lessons of Tax Compliance Research for
Lawmakers and Tax Administrators:
Getting Best Returns from Limited Resources, John L. Mikesell and Liucija Birskyte

The Lottery as an Economic Stimulus Tool:
The Case of Florida, Susan A. MacManus

Promoting Economic Development with
Tax Incentives: A Primer on Property
Tax Abatements, Esteban G. Dalehite

DEBT, WORKING BALANCES, AND
FINANCIAL CONDITION ANALYSIS
Rating General Obligation Debt: Implications of
Resource Scarcity, Steven G. Koven and Stuart C. Strother

State Debt Capacity and Debt Limits:
Theory and Practice, Dwight V. Denison and Merl Hackbart

Working Capital Management in Government:
Basic Concepts and Policy Choices, Aman Khan

Fund Balance, Working Capital, and Net Assets, Justin Marlowe

A Manageable System of Economic Condition
Analysis for Governments, Dean Michael Mead

PUBLIC PENSIONS
The Management of Public Pensions, Jerrell D. Coggburn and Christopher G. Reddick

An Econometric Assessment of State and Local
Government Retirement System Governance Practices,
Investment Strategies, and Financial Performance, William G. Albrecht and Thomas D. Lynch

PERFORMANCE BUDGETING AND
MANAGEMENT
Toward Financial Freedom: Budgetary
Reform in the U.S. Courts, J. Edward Gibson

Public Participation in Local Performance
Measurement and Budgeting, Alfred Ho and Paul Coates

Enhancing the Utilization of Performance
Measures in Local Government: Lessons from Practice, Milan J. Dluhy

The Intersection of Accounting and
Local Government Performance Measurement, Ken Smith and Lee Schiffel

Reformed County Government and Service
Delivery Performance: An Integrated Study of
Florida Counties, Alejandro Rodriguez

Federal Performance Reporting Requirements:
From Financial Management to E-Government, Patrick R. Mullen

INTERNATIONAL PERPECTIVES
Public Finance Reform in Selected British
Commonwealth Countries, Jayesh D'Souza

Modernizing Public Budgeting and
Financial Management in China, Yun Ma and Meili Niu

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"Authors in this volume illustrate both the importance but also the utility of including comparative and historical quantitative analysis of financial conditions and practices in their planning and decision making… Practitioners in the field, especially at the state and local level, will find the topics in this volume relevant to their jobs and illustrative of the critical trends taking place around the country and world at large. It is a 'must' read for people trying to keep up with the public financial management field."
Milan J. Dluhy, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Wilmington, from the Foreword