Abstract

This research inquired into whether government structure has any influence on expenditure. On the national sample of U.S. county governments several hypotheses were tested. To estimate the influence of structure on expenditure, a linear regression analysis was used. The findings suggest that government structure does have an impact on agencies' expenditure levels. Specifically, findings indicate that traditional Commission structure tends to spend the least, followed by Commission-mayor and the most expensive being Commission-manager.

Advisor

Scott Granberg-Rademacker

First Committee Member

Ihsuan Li

Second Committee Member

Kevin Parsneau

Date of Degree

2014

Language

english

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Department

Government

College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

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