·March 22, 2019
McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
The 2020 Census is rapidly approaching. Much attention has focused on whether including a citizenship question will impact the accuracy of the count. But other factors – ranging from technical issues, to funding, to the ability to hire the number of census workers required – also present challenges.
·December 19, 2018
Brandeis University and Stanford University
Unfunded pension liabilities represent a significant challenge to the finances of many state and local governments. While no analysts dispute the general statement that pensions are underfunded in aggregate, there has been some discussion about how to estimate the magnitude of the gap. Moreover, however ...
·August 2, 2017
Underfunded pension liabilities have been an important element of most of the recent high-profile public sector defaults, and represent an important challenge for state and local finance
s. In Puerto Rico
unfunded public pension liabilities are about $50 billion of the $123 billion public debt that will ...