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The First Word and the Last Word in the Budgetary Process: A Comparative Institutional Analysis of Proposal and Veto Authorities


  • Dearden, James A
  • Schap, David


This study examines the role of proposal authority and executive veto in the budgetary process. A five-stage sequential model of the budgetary process with three institutional actors--a legislature, an appropriations committee, and an executive--is presented. The authors examine (1) the factors that affect the executive's power in shaping the final budget when the executive is granted proposal authority; (2) how increased veto authority, in combination with executive proposal authority, affects the executive's power in forming the final budget; and (3) the effects of different types of proposal authority and veto rules on the efficiency of the budgetary process. Copyright 1994 by Kluwer Academic Publishers

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  • Dearden, James A & Schap, David, 1994. "The First Word and the Last Word in the Budgetary Process: A Comparative Institutional Analysis of Proposal and Veto Authorities," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 81(1-2), pages 35-53, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:pubcho:v:81:y:1994:i:1-2:p:35-53

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    1. Moser, Peter, 1999. "The impact of legislative institutions on public policy: a survey," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 15(1), pages 1-33, March.

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