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SEA 2019 – Reilly-Coyne – Government-Funded Defense R&D

The Political Economy of Government Funded Defense R&D Christopher J. Coyne1                       Chandler S. Reilly2 ABSTRACT Since the second world war, research funded by the Department of Defense in the United States has led to advancements in technology generating spillovers into

SEA2019 – Poulson – Debt Brake to Address Colorado’s Debt

Using a ‘Debt Brake’ to Solve Colorado’s Debt Crisis John Merrifield and Barry Poulson Introduction In this study we propose a ‘debt brake’ to solve Colorado’s debt crisis. To understand the rationale for this proposed fiscal rules we begin by

SEA 2019 – Holcombe – Florida’s Fiscal Conservatism

Florida’s Fiscal Conservatism Randall G. Holcombe* Florida State University -Abstract- After a century of government growth, at all levels of government and in all places around the world, many governments have found themselves fiscally stressed as growing expenditures have pressed

SEA2019 – Bogie – Abuse of Emergency Spending

BACKGROUNDER No. 3380 | February 4, 2019 Congress Must Stop the Abuse of Disaster and Emergency Spending Justin Bogie Abstract The current disasterandemergency declaration and spending process is broken, leaving the government unprepared to respond to both widespread and localized

SEA 2019 –  Carroll/Torregrosa – Budgeting for Federal Insurance and Retirement Programs

Budgeting for Federal Insurance and Retirement Programs: Cash or Accrual? Southern Economic Association 89th Annual Meetings November 23-25, 2019 Fort Lauderdale, FL Megan Carroll and David Torregrosa Abstract Federal retirement programs and some federal insurance programs have long-term effects on

SEA 2019 – Boccia – Transparency and Accountability

Improving Transparency and Accountability in Federal Budgeting Romina Boccia Budgeting is a fundamental act of governing. The federal budget ought to offer a comprehensive and transparent reflection of national priorities as exercised through Congress’ power of the purse. It should

SEA 2019 – Phaup –  Power of Salient Costs Estimates

The Power of Salient Cost Estimates in the Federal Budget Process: Credit Programs and Implications for Reform Marvin Phaup1 Research Scholar and Professorial Lecturer Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration The George Washington University MPhaup@gwu.edu August 5, 2019