Finance & Economics

Policy Radio| Karen Freeman-Wilson’s Blueprint for Gary

This week on Chicago Policy Radio, Jim Howes sits down with Mayor Freeman-Wilson to talk about her tenure as Gary’s mayor so far and the progress the city has made recently.

IOU: Does Democracy Always Deliver for Taxpayers?

A study of elected versus appointed treasurers finds that cities could save millions of dollars annually by entrusting their finances to bureaucrats.

Paid Family Leave Pays in the Long Run

Paid family leave is associated with increased employment and earnings.

An Irrational Decision? Preventative Care Use Declines During High Unemployment

A new study suggests that preventative care has lower demand during high unemployment because it has an immediate cost but a delayed benefit.

Human Capital and the Fight Against Poverty in Mexico

Harris School of Public Policy alum David García-Junco discusses his career combatting poverty through the health and human capital sectors.

Policy Radio | City Controller Ronald Green on Houston’s Finances

This week, Daniel O'Keefe talks with Controller Green about the financial issues facing the city of Houston.

Focus on Finance: Funding the Future of Nashville

Nashville’s Director of Finance Richard Riebeling discusses crafting sustainable cities through financing infrastructure, incentivizing tourism, and promoting fiscal transparency.

Policy Radio | Gayle Corrigan and Joseph Andriole on Labor-Management Relations

This week, Daniel O'Keefe speaks with Gayle Corrigan and Joseph Andriole of Central Falls, RI on labor-management relations and how unions and city governments can work together through financial crises.

Expiring Budgets and Spending Sprees: The Cost of Use-it-or-Lose-it Budgeting

Spikes in spending at the fiscal year-end lead to staggering losses and inefficiencies in government procurement.

Focus on Finance: The Restructuring of Detroit

Detroit’s leading restructuring professional explains challenges in the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history.

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