Public Finance and Management

An international interdisciplinary journal devoted to increasing knowledge of public finance and administration through policy analysis, empirical research, and theoretical inquiry.

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 3, 2010

Comparative Perspectives on the Relationship of Public Finance and Poverty
ABSTRACTThe mini-symposium in this issue of Public Finance and Management provides an outlet for emerging research on poverty and public finance at a particularly relevant point in time. In the aftermath of the 2008-10 recession rising poverty rates...
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Diagnosing Performance Management and Performance Budgeting Systems: A Case Study of the U.S. Navy
ABSTRACTWe present here a case study of an organization within the U.S. Navy that created a new organizational construct and performance management system. We explore the issues faced by naval leaders as they attempt to use their performance information...
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Fiscal Incentives, Maquiladoras, and Local Standard of Living in Mexico before and after NAFTA
ABSTRACTThis work finds that maquiladora activity exerts no robust net influence on various nonincome measures of standard of living in Mexico: literacy rate, school enrollment rates, basic housing amenities, life expectancy, infant mortality, and an...
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Performance Budgeting in the U.S. Federal Government: History, Status and Future Implications
ABSTRACTPerformance budgets emphasize activities performed and their costs, and include various performance measures in the budget to document what is gained from what is spent. These measures usually include unit cost comparisons over time or between...
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Poverty in U.S. Metropolitan Areas: What Are the Key Determinants and What Is the Role of Local Fiscal Structure?1
ABSTRACTThis paper examines poverty in U.S. metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). We first investigate the temporal dynamics of poverty rates by using the Markov Transition matrix and then use regression analysis to examine how MSA fiscal tax structure...
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