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Schick, Allen

Works: 177 works in 423 publications in 2 languages and 12,951 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Periodicals  Legislative histories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HJ2051, 352.480973
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Most widely held works by Allen Schick
The federal budget : politics, policy, process by Allen Schick( )

40 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 4,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This revised and significantly expanded edition of The Federal Budget concerns the politics and processes of federal budgeting and the policies that emerge from them. It describes how budgeting works at each stage of executive and legislative action - from preparation of the president's budget through the appropriation and expenditure of funds - and assesses the impact of budget rules on policy decisions. In addition to vital statistics and extracts from important documents, the book also features case studies that dramatize contemporary budgetary politics, providing readers with a "you are there" appreciation of how budgeting decisions are made in Washington."--BOOK JACKET
Government at risk : contingent liabilities and fiscal risk by Hana Polackova Brixi( )

21 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congress and money : budgeting, spending, and taxing by Allen Schick( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Budget innovation in the States by Allen Schick( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1988 in English and Dutch and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making economic policy in Congress( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The capacity to budget by Allen Schick( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The budget puzzle : understanding federal spending by John F Cogan( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the United States, the size and composition of the federal budget is arguably the most important single issue of the 1990's, yet most debates and commentaries on the subject are largely uninformed. Virtually no one - whether government official, member of Congress, journalist, or taxpayer - seems to understand how the budget is put together and what it means. This is hardly surprising, since the budget has become extraordinarily complicated. The structure of the budget reform act of 1911 has been maintained, with the changes of additional reforms (1974, 1986, and 1990) piled on top of it, while virtually nothing has been discarded. Most people are distressed at the enormous size of the federal deficit and perplexed because highly touted plans and agreements to bring the deficit down result in an even higher deficit. Why does this happen? Why is there a growing deficit amid cries of underfunding? Why is there general agreement on a format that has proved so misleading? This book comprises a series of essays about the federal budget - how and why it has grown so large, why most "deficit-reduction" measures are either shams or predestined to fail, and why understanding budget issues is so difficult. The authors offer a new perspective, a microbudgeting approach, which requires examining in detail how the federal government makes its budget decisions. Macrobudgeting, which is concerned with totals rather than parts, has prevailed for more than a generation in both Democratic and Republican administrations; the deficit-reduction drives of the 1980's, for example, failed because the parts added up to more than the targeted totals. By contrast, microbudgeting breaks the budget down into its basic elements, carefully reviews the assumptions underlying each program or account, and critically examines the methods by which savings are computed. Using this approach, the authors demonstrate that it is possible to understand the budget process and to make informed decisions on issues of public policy. Individual essays focus on such topics as: the changing Congressional budget processes that have been critically important in contributing to the federal budget deficits that have persisted since World War II; the origins, uses, and abuses of budget baselines; and the myth of the budget reductions of the Reagan presidency
Reconciliation and the congressional budget process by Allen Schick( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on budgeting by Allen Schick( Book )

12 editions published between 1907 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crisis in the budget process : exercising political choice by Allen Schick( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 : legislative history and implementation by Allen Schick( )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proposed budget reforms : a critical analysis by Allen Schick( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Setting national priorities; the 1975 budget by Charles L Schultze( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book attempts to make the problem of budgetary choice at the federal level more intelligible by classifying, analyzing, and projecting into the future the components of the budget in a way which makes it possible to put together several comprehensive alternative budgets, each illustrating from a different view how the Federal Government could deal with national problems. The book first discusses domestic programs grouped into five major "strategies" or roles of the Federal Government: (1) affecting the distribution of income through taxes and transfer payments; (2) helping people buy such essential goods and services as housing, medical care, and higher education; (3) providing grants to State and local governments for specific programs; (4) investing in the physical environment; and (5) general revenue sharing. The book next analyzes the defense budget in terms of the cost and effectiveness of particular forces and weapon systems and in the context of alternative views about the world role of the United States and the mission of its armed forces abroad. Throughout the book current programs are compared with alternatives, and projections are made of the costs of each alternative. A final chapter presents several alternative budgetary futures which differ from each other in terms of budget size, tax structure, the split between domestic and defense programs, and the mix of domestic programs. (Author/DN)
The changing role of the central budget office by Allen Schick( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The traditional role of the central budget office is incompatible with the management reforms enfolding in various OECD Member countries. These reforms are grounded on the principle that managers must be permitted to run their operations without undue outside interference. The logic of reform is that only when managers are free to use money and other organisational resources within agreed budgets can they be responsible for the organisation's successes or failures. In countries where a culture of reform has taken hold, there is consensus that halfway measures do not suffice, that managers either are free to act or are not. It is not a matter of relaxing one or another restriction, but of reshaping the operations of public institutions and the behaviour of those who work in them. The budget process is one of the main arenas in which the machinery of government is undergoing fundamental transformation
The federal budget process by Robert Keith( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of various reprints from the Congressional Research Service including: Introduction to the Federal budget process by Robert Keith and various publications on the budget process by Bill Heniff and others
Fiscal risks and the quality of fiscal adjustment in Hungary by Hana Polackova Brixi( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hungary's government has made great progress toward revealing the true fiscal cost of its budgetary and off-budget programs, containing the financial risks of its policies, and improving the management of public expenditures and contingent liabilities. Although far from complete, fiscal adjustment in Hungary has been successful not only in cutting the budget deficit but also in reducing less visible aspects of fiscal vulnerability
Introduction to the federal budget process by Robert Keith( )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Budgeting for the federal government is an enormously complex process. It entails dozens of subprocesses, countless rules and procedures, the efforts of tens of thousands of staff persons in the executive and legislative branches, millions of work hours each year, and the active participation of the President and congressional leaders, as well as other Members of Congress and executive officials. The enforcement of budgetary decisions involves a complex web of procedures that encompasses both congressional and executive actions. In recent years, these procedures have been rooted principally in two statutes -- the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 and the Budget Enforcement Act (BEA). The 1974 act established a congressional budget process in which budget policies are enforced by Congress during the consideration of individual measures. The BEA is the most recent embodiment of additional enforcement procedures, first established in 1985 and renewed with substantial modification in 1990 and 1997, that have been used by the executive to enforce budget policies after the end of a congressional session. The BEA enforcement procedures were waived in recent years and effectively expired toward the end of the 107th Congress. Efforts to renew them in the 108th and 109th Congresses were not successful and it is not clear at this point whether they will be revived in the 110th Congress. The President's budget is required by law to be submitted to Congress early in the legislative session. While the budget is only a request to Congress, the power to formulate and submit the budget is a vital tool in the President's direction of the executive branch and of national policy. The President's proposals often influence congressional revenue and spending decisions, though the extent of the influence varies from year to year and depends more on political and fiscal conditions than on the legal status of the budget. The Congressional Budget Act of 1974 establishes the congressional budget process as the means by which Congress coordinates the various budget-related actions (such as the consideration of appropriations and revenue measures) taken by it during the course of the year. The process is centered around an annual concurrent resolution on the budget that sets aggregate budget policies and functional spending priorities for at least the next five fiscal years. Because a concurrent resolution is not a law -- it cannot be signed or vetoed by the President -- the budget resolution does not have statutory effect; no money can be raised or spent pursuant to it. Revenue and spending amounts set in the budget resolution establish the basis for the enforcement of congressional budget policies through points of order. Congress implements budget resolution policies through action on individual revenue and debt-limit measures, annual appropriations acts, and direct spending legislation. In some years, Congress considers reconciliation legislation pursuant to reconciliation instructions in the budget resolution. Reconciliation legislation is used mainly to bring existing revenue and direct spending laws into conformity with budget resolution policies Initially, reconciliation was a major tool for deficit reduction; in recent years, reconciliation has been used mainly to reduce revenues
Manual on the federal budget process by Robert Keith( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American government: continuity and change by Allen Schick( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A secondary textbook introducing the origin, organization, and functions of federal, state, and local government
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The federal budget : politics, policy, process
Government at risk : contingent liabilities and fiscal riskThe capacity to budgetThe federal budget process
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Allen Schick American scholar

Schick, Allen G.

Shick, Allen.

쉬크, 알렌

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