The new edition of this popular book provides a step-by-step guide on how to use financial management and budgeting tools in the public sector. The book features a practical, case-study approach, and includes plentiful exercises and examples. It is designed as a textbook for courses on public financial management or public budgeting that focus on the application of budgeting and financial management tools. Public service professionals will also benefit from this handy primer.
XiaoHu Wang is a professor at City University of Hong Kong, China. Previously, he was professor of public administration at the University of Central Florida. He has degrees in public administration and economics. A trained specialist in US local government finance, he has worked as a financial analyst for a number of governmental institutions in the United States. His teaching and research focus on financial management, performance management, and sustainability management. His research has been published in the most prestigious academic journals in public administration and public finance. He is the winner of multiple teaching and research awards.