Tools for Decision Making: A Practical Guide for Local Government

Tools for Decision Making: A Practical Guide for Local Government

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Known for encouraging step-by-step problem solving and for connecting techniques to real-world scenarios, David Ammonsa€™ Tools for Decision Making covers a wide range of local government practicesa€”from the foundational to the advanced. Brief and readable, each chapter opens with a problem in a hypothetical city and then introduces a tool to address it. Thoroughly updated with new local government examples, the second edition also incorporates chapters devoted to such additional techniques as sampling analysis, sensitivity analysis, financial condition analysis, and forecasting via trend analysis. Numerous tables, figures, exhibits, equations, and worksheets walk readers through the application of tools, and boxed features throughout each chapter present other uses for techniques, helpful online resources, and common errors. A handy guide for students and an invaluable resource and reference for practitioners. Students can visit for more opportunities to put these tools to use. Instructors can register for access to the solutions.After the formula is programmed into Excel once, the usage rate allocation can be determined again and again with different data. ... usage units in the life of the asset, cost of the asset, and salvage valuea€”in four consecutive cells in a given column. ... The life of an automobile could, for example, be estimated at 90, 000 miles or, if it gets an average of 15, 000 to 20, 000 miles of use per year, at five years.

Title:Tools for Decision Making: A Practical Guide for Local Government
Author:David N. Ammons
Publisher:SAGE - 2008-10-17


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