Government Budget Forecasting Theory and Practice

Government Budget Forecasting: Theory and Practice
Government Budget Forecasting theory and practiceEdited by Jinping Sun and Thomas D. Lynch p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Local budgets–United states–States. 2. Local finance–United states–states. I. Sun, Jinping. II. Lynch, Thomas Dexter, 1942-
KJ9147.G68 2008
© 2008 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper


This book is a product of the work of numerous individuals. We would like to dedicate this book to the late Jack Rabin of The Pennsylvania State University, who over they years was committed to advancing the art and science of public budgeting and was very encouraging and supportive of this project.

We would also like to acknowledge the Taylor & Francis Group’s editorial and production team, particularly Richard O’Hanley, Cartherine Giacari, Joette Lynch, and Jennifer Genetti for their patience, support, and assistance throughout the process. We are also grateful to the dedicated work of the staff at Macmillan India during the manuscript editing process.

This book draws on the work of more than 20 contributors (practitioners and scholars), who made this intellectual dialogue and collaboration possible. We enjoyed working with them and are grateful for the time and effort they put into this project.

we would also like to thank our colleagues at California State University, Bakersfield and Louisiana State University for their constructive comments.Special thanks to Jeffrey Marshall, a graduate student at California State University, Bakersfield, who provided fine editing and other technical services.

This book would not have been possible without the support of our families. We would like to dedicate this book to Xiaojun Ren and Cynthia E. Lynch who, with love and encouragement, have been very patient and committed to what we are doing.

Jinping Sun
Thomas D. Lynch.

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