A Model for Systemic Budgeting.
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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This report provides a specification of a research model, in analog and verbal form, for systemic budgeting. Systemic budgeting is a term coined by the author to identify an approach to understanding and formulating public budgets. Systemic budgeting is the strategic process of translating beliefs into policies and budgets. It treats the total public budget and the economy as one system. Given a statement of politically selected goals, systemic budgeting provides for a continuously iterative analysis of the budget and the economy to identify preferred courses of action most likely to lead to the achievement of those goals. The model developed here describes the total public budget and the economy as one system for use in the examination of existing budgetary technology and the development of improvements thereto. Areas of particular interest are aggregate classification, micro analysis, and macro analysis. The model is a workbench for developing and applying the concepts of systemic budgeting. As an analog, it is intended to map the territory of the economy and the public budget, thereby providing a visualization of the set of elements and set of relationships composing the system.
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