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Finance Managers' Propensity To Save

W. Bartley Hildreth (Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University)
Samuel J. Yeager (Wichita State University)
Gerald J. Miller (Public Administration in the School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University)
Jack Rabin (The Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg )

Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management

ISSN: 1096-3367

Article publication date: 1 March 2012



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.


Hildreth, W.B., Yeager, S.J., Miller, G.J. and Rabin, J. (2012), "Finance Managers' Propensity To Save", Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, Vol. 24 No. 2, pp. 1-35.



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