Forecasting Revenue Impacts from COVID-19: The Case of Florida Municipalities Article

cited authors

  • Guo, H; Chen, C

fiu authors

abstract

  • Early in the pandemic, Florida municipal managers indicated that forecasting the impact on local revenues was one of their top priorities in responding to the pandemic, yet such a tool has not been widely available. This study offers simple and straightforward fiscal planning guides for assessing the short-term and long-term impacts of the COVID 19 recession on local government revenues by estimating the revenue declines among 411 Florida municipalities from FY 2021 to FY 2023. The forecast results predict revenues will be reduced by $5.11 billion from 2019 pre-pandemic levels for Florida cities in fiscal years 2021 through 2023. The decline is forecast to be 3.54 percent in FY 2021, 4.02 percent in FY 2022, and 3.29 percent in FY 2023. The revenue structure matters for estimating the revenue decline.

publication date

  • March 1, 2021

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 78

end page

  • 88

volume

  • 53

issue

  • 1