Public Performance Budgeting: Principles and Practice

July 9 | 1 p.m. EDT

Through thorough examination of performance budgeting laws in U.S. state governments, in-depth interviews with state agency practitioners and quantitative survey analysis of agency heads nationwide, Public Performance Budgeting: Principles and Practice by Elaine Yi Lu and Katherine Willoughby examines the influence of performance measurement and management in all phases of the budget process. It draws from decades of knowledge-building to propose a comprehensive framework regarding the applicability of performance budgeting for public program assessment and improvement. This book examines using performance budgeting at the agency level, honing in on a deeper level of organizational structure than has been provided to date. A summary assessment of how performance measurement and data consumption can and should play a role in budgeting and management by governments is explored to provide a research agenda for furthering public performance budgeting research, theory development and real-world practice.

This webinar introduces and explains:
  • A framework for understanding the dynamics of public performance budgeting
  • The experiential frontier of performance budgeting use at an agency level, specifically as practiced in state juvenile justice agencies and
  • Future directions of public performance budgeting research
Elaine Yi Lu, Professor, Editor and Director, Department of Public Management,  City University of New York—John Jay College
Elaine Yi Lu is a professor, editor and director in the Department of Public Management at the City University of New York-John Jay College. This year marks the 20th year of her involvement in the field of public policy and administration. Her primary field of study is budgetary/fiscal policy and performance accountability. In addition to currently serving as an executive committee member of ASPA's Section of Public Performance and Management (SPPM), she also is an active member of ASPA's Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM) and one of the 14 members of NASPAA’s Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA). Lu provides policy consultations for various organizations both in and outside the United States.

Katherine Willoughby, Golembiewski Professor of Public Administration, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia
Katherine Willoughby is Golembiewski Professor of Public Administration in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.  An internationally recognized expert on public performance management and budgeting, she has spent the last 32 years teaching, conducting research and consulting in the field. In addition to her teaching and research responsibilities, she has provided technical expertise to government officials, managers and finance professionals from around the globe regarding public management and budgeting best practices.  An active member of ASPA's Section of Public Performance and Management (SPPM) and Section on Emergency and Crisis Management (SECM), she also a long-standing member of ASPA's Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM), in which she has served on the Executive Committee, as Treasurer and as Chair. A fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), she is a member of and contributor to the Standing Panel on Intergovernmental Systems.  In recognition of her lifetime of achievements in the field of public budgeting and finance, Katherine was awarded the Aaron Wildavsky Award by the ABFM in 2016.