Handbook of Government Budgeting (Hardback)
  • Handbook of Government Budgeting (Hardback)

Handbook of Government Budgeting (Hardback)

Hardback 766 Pages / Published: 11/11/1998
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In this comprehensive reference, Roy T. Meyers provides an invaluable tool for anyone who wants to learn how the government budgeting process works, where it doesn't work, and how it can be improved. Filled with insights and wisdom from thirty-six contributors, this book presents an encyclopedic account of budgeting innovations today. Seven sections and twenty-nine chapters cover everything from current basic processes to the uncertain future of budgeting. Handbook of Government Budgeting is the definitive resource for anyone interested in the ways governments acquire and spAnd money.Nationally and internationally respected experts such as Bob Bland, Naomi Caiden, James Chan, Philip Cooper, Larry Jones, A. Premchand, Irene Rubin, and Barry White offer the reader a full spectrum of information and ideas gleaned from a broad base of practice and research. The contributors are authorities in the fields of political science, economics, accounting, and management. They include executives, managers, analysts, consultants, and academics who have studied or worked with governments. The combined wisdom of these experts ensures the most concise, complete, and thought-provoking compilation concerning government budgeting today.Each section of the Handbook of Government Budgeting presents multiple chapters offering different perspectives on budgetary subjects. Topics include: an overview of government budgeting; credit markets, the economy, and budget balancing; taxation in budgeting; the informational foundations of budgeting; budgeting by institutions; politics, management, and analysis in budgeting; and budgeting over time for large amounts. This comprehensive volume will prove a priceless tool to government professionals as well as professors of budgeting courses. Budgeting students and practitioners will find up-to-date information on the latest budget issues and politics in governments across federal, state, and local levels. The teaching supplement is available directly from the author.Interested parties should e-mail him at meyers@umbc.edu.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9780787942922
Number of pages: 766
Weight: 1702 g
Dimensions: 263 x 185 x 47 mm

"Handbook of Government Budgeting not only covers traditionalground but the cutting edge of contemporary budget issues. For theinstructor, this book provides a valuable new source of analysis ofboth familiar issues and newer areas that are of increasingimportance. For the practitioner, the book provides an excellentsource of authoritative information across a wide range ofspecialties. Roy Meyers has included authors who have been pioneersin the development of new budgetary techniques, and whose work isnormally available only to insiders." (David G. Mathiasen, formersenior executive, White House Office of Management and Budget andthe U.S. General Accounting Office)

"Handbook of Government Budgeting represents a well-thought-outdesign which will support most standard textbooks in the field. Itfeatures well-written works by many of today's best budgetthinkers: individuals who are at the cutting edge of many budgetingareas. This stimulating book will be of great value to bothundergraduate and graduate budgeting courses and to practitionerswho have an interest in current budgetary thinking. ProfessorMeyer's contribution should serve our field well for a number ofyears." (Richard E. Zody, professor, Department of Urban Affairsand Planning, and director, Institute for Public Management, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University)

"This is a fine text for guiding novitiates and seasoned budgetersalike through the vast variety of disciplines that make up theworld of budget and finance. The book strikes an effective balancebetween essential technical processes and the political realitiesembedded in spAnding the public's money." (Karen A. Stanford, executive director, Florida Commission on Government Accountabilityto the People)

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