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Handbook Of Local Government Fiscal Health / Edition 1

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763792305
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 04/13/2012
Edition description: 1
Pages: 558
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York

Co-Chair, State and Local Government Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Associate Professor, School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

Table of Contents

Chapter1 Introduction by Eric Scorsone, Helisse Levine, and Jonathan Justice
PartI Fiscal Health and Sustainability Concepts and Measures
Chapter2 Assessing the Financial Condition of Local Governments: What is Financial Condition and How is it Measured? By Benoy Jacob and Rebecca Hendrick
Chapter3 Local Government Fiscal Stress and its Measurement in Theory and Practice By Jonathan Justice and Eric Scorsone
PartII Financial Reporting and Modeling
Chapter4 The Development of External Financial Reporting and Its Relationship to the Assessment of Fiscal Health and Stress By Dean Michael Mead
Chapter5 Long-Term Forecasting By Kenneth A. Kriz
PartIII Pensions and Other Postemployment Benefits
Chapter6 Postemployment Benefits and Fiscal Analysis By Dean Michael Mead
Chapter7 Sustainable Approaches to Retiree Benefits: Options and Implementation for Program Design and Financing By Jun Peng
PartIV Revenue Elasticity and Adequacy
Chapter8 Public-Finance and Fiscal-Federalism Perspectives on Local Government Revenue Bases and Fiscal Sustainability By Donijo Robbins
Chapter9 Understanding and Measuring Revenue Elasticity, Volatility, and Implications for Local Government Fiscal Health By Deborah A. Carroll and Christopher B. Goodman
PartV Business Cycle, Bubbles, and Reserve Funds: Cutback Management
Chapter10 Fiscal Stress and Cutback Management amongst State and Local Governments: What Have We Learned and What Remains to Be Learned? By Christina Plerhoples and Eric Scorsone
Chapter11 A Framework for Deciphering and Managing the Fiscal Environment By Josephine M. LaPlante
Chapter12 Fiscal Slack, Reserves, and Rainy-Day Funds by Justin Marlowe
Chapter13 Managing Investments and Investment Risks By William Albrecht
PartVI Intergovernmental and Institutional Considerations
Chapter14 Local Government Fiscal Health: An Intergovernmental Perspective By Beth Walter Honadle
Chapter15 Monitoring the Fiscal Health of America's Cities By Lynne A. Weikart
Chapter16 Measuring the Impacts of TELs on Municipal Financial Conditions By Craig S. Maher and Steven C. Deller
Chapter17 The Defragmentation of Authority: A Consolidation Approach to Public Service Delivery by Helisse Levine
PartVII Debt Capacity, Management, and Policy
Chapter18 Measurin and Monitoring Debt Capacity and Affordability: Market and Nonmarket-Based Models By Kenneth A. Kriz and Qiushi Wang
Chapter19 State Fiscal Constraints on Local Government Borrowing: Effects on Scale and Cost By Juita-Elena (Wie) Yusuf, Jacob Fowles, Cleopatra Grizzle, and Gao Liu
Chapter20 Good Debt, Gone Bad: The 2008-2009 Crisis in Municipal Debt Markets By Gary R. Rassel and Robert S. Kravchuk

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