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Response: Prospects for Budget Process Renewal


Irene S. Rubin is a professor emerita in the Public Administration Division of the Political Science Department at Northern Illinois University. She has written extensively on federal budgeting, and her books include Shrinking the Federal Government (1985) and Balancing the Federal Budget: Trimming the Herds or Eating the Seed Corn (2003). The Politics of Public Budgeting, which deals with federal, state, and local budgeting, is now in its fifth edition. Rubin has served as editor of Public Budgeting and Finance and the Public Administration Review.