Budget Concepts and Process
PresentationFebruary 29, 2016
Presentation by Wendy Edelberg, an Associate Director for Economic Analysis at CBO, at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
ReportOctober 20, 2014
In this report, CBO provides background on the methods used to estimate the costs of antifraud legislation.
ReportJune 11, 2014
How can lawmakers address the imbalance between revenues and spending in the Highway Trust Fund? How does the unique budgetary classification of surface transportation programs limit the effectiveness of standard spending controls?
PresentationJune 11, 2014
To show how transportation funding is handled in CBO's cost estimates, this slide deck provides a guide to the agency's 2012 estimate of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act.
ReportMay 22, 2014
The budgetary costs shown for selected credit programs would be higher under fair-value accounting—an alternative to the current approach for measuring costs—because it more fully accounts for the cost of the risk the government takes on.
ReportNovember 8, 2012
Are fiscal rules a useful tool for achieving budgetary goals? View the appendix of this report to learn more.
ReportMarch 5, 2012
CBO examines fair-value accounting as an alternative to the current approach for measuring the costs to the government of federal credit programs.