Ever wonder how federal finance really works? FISCAL ADMINISTRATION, Eighth Edition, shows you how public budgets operate and gives you the opportunity to crunch the numbers. With the Obama administration budget information and data from the U.S. federal budget, including its breakdown, you can see for yourself how policymakers allocate money. Plus, each chapter includes stories for discussion from the private sector as well as from public finance.
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Meet the Author
John L. Mikesell (Ph.D. in economics, University of Illinois) is Chancellor's professor of public and environmental affairs at Indiana University-Bloomington. His work on government finance and taxation has appeared in such journals as National Tax Journal, Public Budgeting and Finance (for which he serves as editor-in-chief), Public Finance Quarterly, Southern Economic Journal, Public Administration Review, Public Choice, International Journal of Public Administration, and Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management. He is co-author of SALES TAXATION, STATE AND LOCAL STRUCTURE AND ADMINISTRATION (Urban Institute Press). His distinguished career includes serving as chief fiscal economist on the USAID Barents Group/KPMG Peat Marwick fiscal reform project with the Government of Ukraine (1995) and as director for assistance in intergovernmental fiscal relations with the USAID Georgia State University Consortium Russian fiscal reform project (1998-99). He directed U. S. Department of State supported public administration partnerships involving institutions in the U.S. and Russia, and has worked on fiscal studies for several states, including New York, Minnesota, Indiana, and Hawaii; as consultant on World Bank missions to several countries; and as a Senior Research Fellow, Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy in Beijing. Dr. Mikesell received the 2002 Wildavsky Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement in Public Budgeting and Finance from the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management.
1. Fundamental Principles of Public Finance. Part I: BUDGETING, BUDGET STRUCTURES, AND BUDGET REFORM. 2. The Logic of the Budget Process. 3. Budget Structures and Institutions: Federal and State-Local. 4. Budget Methods and Practices. 5. Budget Classifications, Systems, and Reform: Trying to Make Better Choices. 6. Capital Budgeting, Time Value of Money, and Cost-Benefit Analysis: Process, Structure, and Basic Tools. Part II: REVENUE SOURCES, STRUCTURE, AND ADMINISTRATION. 7. Taxation: Criteria for Evaluating Revenue Options. 8. Major Tax Structures: Income Taxes. 9. Major Tax Structures: Taxes on Goods and Services. 10. Major Tax Structures: Property Taxes. 11. Revenue from User Fees, User Charges, and Sales by Public Monopolies. 12. Revenue Forecasts, Revenue Estimates, and Tax Expenditure Budgets. 13. Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations: Diversity and Coordination. Part III: ADMINISTRATION DEBT, WORKING CAPITAL, AND PENSION FUNDS. 14. Debt Administration. 15. Managing Public Funds: Cash Management, Employee Retirement, and Sovereign Wealth Funds.