Finance & Economics

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.

International Tax Havens: Are Multinationals Gaming the System?

Despite enormous efforts to minimize financial burdens through innovative international tax planning, multinational corporations still face Effective Tax Rates largely determined by the nationality of their headquarters.

Focus on Finance: Bringing Private Sector Experience to Philadelphia

The Treasurer for the City of Philadelphia, Nancy Winkler, discusses applying expertise from 28 years in financial consulting to reinvent the City’s financial fortunes.

Focus on Finance: Conservative Budgets in a Liberal City

Seattle’s Director of Finance Glen Lee discusses Seattle’s conservative approach to municipal budgets and how it helped the City rebound after the recession.

Economic Conditions and Health: What was the economy like when you left school?

Study finds a relationship between health and economic conditions at the time individuals leave school.

A Desperate Customer? The Growing Trend of PPPs in American Government

Recent study finds that political and ideological factors as well as increased congestion may be driving states to privatize their transportation infrastructure.

Focus on Finance: the Push and Pull of Los Angeles Labor Negotiations

Chief Administrative Officer Miguel Santana shares how the City of Los Angeles has shrunk its structural deficit, lowered its pension liabilities, and increased its reserves.

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