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The Design and Dynamics of Performance Measurement Systems in the Public Sector
The authors use the principal-agent framework to synthesize theoretical and empirical knowledge of the implementation of performance management systems in the public sector. They describe a dynamic framework to account ...
Interpreting Interim Deviations from Cost Projections for Publicly Supported Energy Technologies
Widespread public funding of nascent energy technologies, combined with recent increases in costs the most heavily supported, has introduced a policy dilemma: should policymakers sustain these programs in anticipation cost ...
The Network Governance of Crisis Response: Case Studies of Incident Command Systems
This examination of hierarchical incident command systems (ICS) used in crises explores how the network properties of crisis responses fundamentally affect ICS operations in terms of coordination, authority and trust.
Education and Labor Market Consequences of Teenage Childbearing: Evidence Using the Timing of Pregnancy Outcomes and Community Fixed Effects
The authors explore the consequences of teen childbearing to the mother using a comparison group of pregnant teens who had miscarriages. Taking into account birth control choices, the timing of miscarriages, and community ...
Beyond Access: Explaining Socioeconomic Differences in College Transfer
The authors find that college students from less educated families are more likely to transfer from four-year schools to community colleges partly because of lower levels of academic performance during freshman year.
Child Mental Health and Human Capital Accumulation: The Case of ADHD Revisited
The authors look at a sample of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. They confirm and extend findings by other analysts in terms of implications for schooling, and they explore implications for human ...
A Heckuva Job: How Management Failures Doomed the Bush Administration
This extended review examines six volumes and discusses the Bush administration from a public management perspective.
Nonlinearities, Business Cycles and Exchange Rates
The paper brings together the literature on exchange rate models and monetary policy models, with special reference to the importance of output, inflation gaps and exchange rate targets. It focuses on the dollar/euro ...
Grandparents to Grandchildren Transfers: The Potential Importance to Younger Families’ Economic Stability
Grandparents are more likely to give time and money to their grandchildren's families when grandparents are young, married and financially secure. They are more likely to assist grandchildren if they themselves were assisted ...
One Standard Fits All? The Pros and Cons of Performance Standard Adjustments
Public performance measurement systems rarely use formal performance standards adjustment procedures. After weighing the pros and cons and describing processes, the authors recommend how public sector performance measurement ...