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FISCAL ADMINISTRATION, Ninth Edition, is based on two principles: that students must understand precisely where the money for public budgets comes from, and that students must "run the numbers" to effectively learn public finance and budgeting. John L. Mikesell--an authority on the revenue side of public finance--gives students detailed instruction to equip them to deal with the complex issues and calculations they will encounter in the field. Most chapters include questions and exercises that require calculations to determine the answers. Also included are "Cases for Discussion" and "Sidebars" that supplement the objectives with more in-depth treatment of key topics. This new edition includes the budget information from the Obama administration and the latest federal government fiscal data. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
- The Eighth Edition's Chapter 3, "Federal and State-Local Budget Structures," has been logically divided into two comprehensive chapters. In this edition, Chapter 3 covers in rich detail the Federal budget structures while Chapter 4 delves deep into the state-local budget structures.
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- Updated key features include an in-depth analysis of the most recent federal budget and the latest tax data available.
- Updated key features include an in-depth analysis of the most recent federal budget and the latest tax data available, offering students insight into the financial state of the country.
- The author presents extensive coverage of the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) for the federal budget-making process.
- Federal tax reform proposals, including President's Tax Reform Panel deliberations, are thoroughly covered.
- "Cases for Discussion" present real-world contemporary cases that encourage students to think critically about how government finance works. Each case includes questions that prompt students to analyze and debate fiscal applications in the public sector. New cases and sidebars have been added in this edition.
- Chapter-ending "Questions and Exercises" challenge students with both quantitative and qualitative solutions to fiscal problems drawn from federal, state, and local government levels.
2. The Logic of the Budget Process.
3. Federal Budget Structures and Institutions.
4. Budget Structures and Institutions in State and Local Governments.
5. Budget Methods and Practices.
6. Budget Classifications, Systems, and Reform: Trying to Make Better Choices.
7. Capital Budgeting, Time Value of Money, and Cost-Benefit Analysis: Process, Structure, and Basic Tools.
8. Taxation: Criteria for Evaluating Revenue Options.
9. Major Tax Structures: Income Taxes.
10. Major Tax Structures: Taxes on Goods and Services.
11. Major Tax Structures: Property Taxes.
12. Revenue from User Fees, User Charges, and Sales by Public Monopolies.
13. Revenue Forecasts, Revenue Estimates, and Tax Expenditure Budgets.
14. Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations: Diversity and Coordination.
15. Debt Administration.
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