Local Finance Bulletin #48

Theory and Practice for Coping with Economic Downturns at the Local Level: Part I

Monday, September 1, 2014

This bulletin summarizes relevant literature on strategies available to local governments during economic downturns and reports the results of a survey of county commissioners in California and Georgia conducted during the Great Recession. It then compares the coping strategies advocated by the academic literature to strategies used by local governments. The concluding section deals with policy implications.

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