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It also requires the policy maker to make a large initial investment in anticipating non-routine implementation problems and structuring their solutions.
At a test node, a question is asked about the input data. Depending upon the answer (which is always of the binary variety), we are led down one of two paths, each of which leads either to another test node, an operations node where calculations are made using the data, or a terminal node which stores an outcome. The outcome may be either a numerical value or a function which computes a value. Solely as an example, consider the following rather naive policy which a hypothetical school district employs to set teachers' salaries (Fig.
Crecine (1969) has developed a model of the municipal budgetary process based on data from Detroit, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. It consists of nets for requests, the mayors' decisions, and the city councils' review. Inputs are mainly current and past requests, spending and appropriations data, while the outputs are departmental allocations. The most crucial part of the model represents the mayors' decisions. It makes a preliminary expenditure determination for each account which is a function of historical data.