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Public Finance

CPR continues its longstanding focus on the evaluation of city and state government fiscal management and performance. An early research project was among the first to identify New York City's coming fiscal crisis in the 1970s. More recent efforts have analyzed state tax structures and guided tax reforms. Other projects have addressed intergovernmental grants, municipal bond rating and credit analysis, measures of city fiscal conditions, property tax reform, and education finance. Funding for this research has come from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Education, the KMPG Peat Marwick Foundation, state government agencies, and other sources.


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Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics
Director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center

Research Interests: Federal tax policy, budget policy, tax expenditures, the individual alternative minimum tax, the changing role of taxation in social policy.


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Yilin Hou

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Research Interests: Fiscal policy, public budgeting, intergovernmental fiscal relations



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Jeff Kubik

Associate Professor, Economics

Research Interests: Public finance, labor economics



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David Popp

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Research Interests: Environmental economics, economics of technological change



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Michah Rothbart

Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Research Interests: Non-profit and public financial management, public budgeting, education policy



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Amy Ellen Schwartz

Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair of Public Affairs
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs, Economics

Research Interests: Public Economics, Economics of Education, Urban Economics 


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John Yinger

Trustee Professor, Economics, Public Administration and International Affairs
Director, Education Finance and Accountability Program

Research Interests: State and local government finance, education, urban policy



For more information about CPR programs and research projects, contact Peggy Austin. You may also obtain general information about CPR by calling +1 315-443-3114, or by sending an email to ctrpol@syr.edu.