Outyear Budgetary Consequences of Agency Cost Savings: International Public Management Network Symposium

L. R. Jones


At the end of November 2004, well-known and highly respected scholar Steven Kelman of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University asked a question about research on outyear budgetary consequences of agency cost savings. Kelman's question stimulated a dialogue on the topic on the IPMN listserver that is represented in this symposium, in roughly the order in which comments were transmitted, with only minor editing. The dialogue tells much about current views on the utility, or lack thereof, of research on outyear savings and the wisdom of allowing agencies to carry-forward savings from one year to another.

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