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Balancing the Federal Budget

Balancing the Federal Budget - 03 edition

Balancing the Federal Budget - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9781889119625

ISBN10: 1889119628

Balancing the Federal Budget by Irene S. Rubin - ISBN 9781889119625
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Chatham House Publishers
Published: 2003
International: No
Balancing the Federal Budget by Irene S. Rubin - ISBN 9781889119625

ISBN13: 9781889119625

ISBN10: 1889119628

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03

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Author Bio

Rubin, Irene : Northern Illinois University

Irene Rubin is a professor of the Public Administration Division of the Political Science department at Northern Illinois University. Her prior books include: Running the Red, Shrinking the Federal Government, and The Politics of Public Budgeting. She has served as editor of Public Budgeting and Finance and Public Administrative Review. In 1996 she was chosen to be a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. In 2000 she received the Aaron Wildavsky award for career contributions to the literature of public budgeting.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. 1981--1998: Balancing the Budget: What Have We Learned?

Why Balance the Budget: Defining the Problem
Learning How to Balance the Budget
Design of the Study
Organization of the Book

2. What Happened and What Was Learned

What Have We Learned: The Lessons of the late 1970s and Early 1980s
Avoid Reductions in Force to Slim the Workforce
Finding a Budget Process that Discourages Deficits
The Budget Enforcement Act of 1990

3. Information Agencies

Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of the Census
Bureau of Labor Statistics

4. Budget Offices

Congressional Budget Office

5. The General Accounting Office

Criticisms of the Agency's performance
Budget History
Agency Responses
Agency Strategies
Summary and Conclusions

6. The Departments' Response: Agriculture

Overview of Themes

7. Department of Commerce

Budget Cuts, Threats of Termination, and Response
Department wide responses
Resistance and Triage
Winning Support
EDA: Cuts, Threats of Termination, and Adaptation
The PTO, User Fees and Deficit Reduction

8. The Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Reagan Years
The Scandals
Clinton Administration
Earmarking and Boutique Programs
Monitoring and Evaluation
Constituencies and advocacy

9. Office of Personnel Management

The Reagan Years
The National Performance Review: Phases One and Two

10. Eating the Seed Corn and Trimming the Herds

Budget Process and Tradeoffs
Defining Core Functions
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Census Bureau
Office of Personnel Management
Responding to Staffing Reductions: Increased Efficiency and Contracting Out

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