"[Schick's] mastery of the arcana of the budget process is on abundant display here.... The volume is indispensable for students and teachers of public policy and public administration." S.E. Schier, Choice, 10/11/2000
"Award: Outstanding Economic Title" Irving Rockwood, Choice, 10/30/2000
"This expansion and revision of the 1995 book describes the stages of executive and legislative budgeting and assesses the impact of budget rules on policy decisions. Schick explains how we went from deficit to surplus, analyzes proposals for changes in the rules, and examines problems in current practices." Public Administration Review, 1/1/2001
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About the Author
Allen Schick is a visiting fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and a professor of public policy at the University of Maryland. His other books include The Budget Puzzle: Understanding Federal Spending (Stanford University Press, 1994), with Timothy J. Muris and John F. Cogan, and The Capacity to Budget (Urban Institute, 1990).