The impact of performance-based budgeting on state fiscal performance
Almost all American States have tried some form of performance-based budgeting, and this study examines the impact of this budget process innovation on state expenditures. Using panel data for 1970 through 1997 the findings indicate that performance-based budgeting curtails state spending per capita by at least two percentage points. However, not all state government programs are affected equally; some budget categories experience spending increases after the implementation of performance budgeting. The paper also examines the adoption pattern among states of performance budgeting rules. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2004
Volume (Year): 5 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 (07)
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