The authors bring a wealth of knowledge and experience training state and local policy makers in understanding and using local policy models. Community Policy Analysis Modeling provides a valuable reference for future community policy modeling and analysis including a selection of key examples of modeling applications.
Community Policy Analysis Modeling is an important reference for all those working with state and local community policy development, assessment, and analysis.
Chapter 2 New Governance and the Changing Face of Rural America.
Chapter 3 Patterns of Local Government Activities in the United States.
Chapter 4 A National Infrastructure for Community Policy Analysis.
Chapter 5 The Philosophy Underlying Community Policy Models.
Chapter 6 Modeling the Local Labor Market.
Chapter 7 Modeling the Public Sector.
Chapter 8 The Show–Me Community Policy Analysis Model.
Chapter 9 The Iowa Economic/Fiscal Impact Modeling System.
Chapter 10 The Great Basin Fiscal Impact Model.
Chapter 11 SAFESIM: The Small Area Fiscal Estimation Simulator.
Chapter 12 Data Issues.
Chapter 13 Software Development and Utilization.
Chapter 14 Evaluating the Performance of Community Policy Models.
Chapter 15 Scenario Development in Community Policy Analysis Models: When is a Cost Actually a Benefit?.
Chapter 16 Applications of Community Policy Analysis Models: Three Case Studies