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Introduction to the Special Issue: The Impact of COVID-19 on Big Cities’ Budgets  

Author:  Min Su.

Source: Volume 42, Number 02, Summer 2021 , pp.1-3(3)

Municipal Finance Journal

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The case studies in this second of two symposiums show that cities were able to use various fiscal tools to address the short-term concerns of the pandemic. With the help of federal aid, these cities temporarily avoided dramatic budgetary actions. However, as the pandemic continues, the economic and fiscal hardship will exacerbate and may even challenge the existing budget institutions.

Keywords: U.S. cities and COVID-19, expenditure increases in cities, revenue declines in cities, budget gaps in cities, federal aid

Affiliations:  1: Louisiana State University.

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