There is a renewed interest in the fiscal health of local governments in the United States, which is being driven in part by academic research, professional organizations, and the economy. This renewed interest also includes how local governments use their cash reserves for countercyclical fiscal policy, which is a stream of research that has received minimal attention in the literature. We respond in this article by exploring how 97 North Carolina counties used their cash reserves from 2005 to 2012, which includes the great recession of 2008 and 2009. Our findings provide some evidence of countercyclical fiscal policy in local government when exploring the use of cash reserves from an aggregated and disaggregated perspective. We conclude that more survey research and case studies are needed to advance the literature on fiscal policy in the local government.
|Numero di pagine||7|
|Rivista||International Journal of Public Administration|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2015|
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