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County General Fund Balances An Exploration into the Policies, Requirements, Size and Purposes of County General Fund Reserves

Abstract This dissertation establishes a national exploration into the subnational fiscal policies of the United States at the county level of government. This dissertation begins a dialog about county fiscal practices and examines budget stabilization policies of county governments across the country and studies how county governments are codifying the action of setting funds aside for use during times of need. The study moves from the descriptive analysis of counties and explore quantitatively the effects of county government general fund balances and reserve practices over time and documents the reserves, revenue and expenditures of 43 counties across the United States over a five-year period, fiscal years 2012-2016 and utilizes a panel data, fix... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Flick, Angie (Author) / Reilly, Thomas (Advisor) / Miller, Gerald J (Committee member) / Singla, Akheil (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Public administration / Finance / County / Fiscal Reserves / Public Budgeting / Public Finance / Reserve
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 210 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Public Administration and Policy 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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