Finance managers' propensity to save

W. Bartley Hildreth, Samuel J. Yeager, Gerald J. Miller, Jack Rabin

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    This paper presents a model of government saving in order to examine several questions regarding the personal and professional saving preferences or inclinations of a national sample of local government finance managers. First, is personal propensity to save related to a preference for local government saving? Second, is personal propensity to spend related to the finance managers' opinions about their local government's spending? Third, what are the determinants of finance managers' propensity to save or spend, both personally and for their local government? Results confirm that finance managers have a personal propensity to save and a positive view toward local government saving. The opposite, propensity to spend, is also influenced by personal preference. Determinants of these behaviors are explored.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)313-349
    Number of pages37
    JournalJournal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Public Administration
    • Strategy and Management


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