Public finance experts recently gathered at Georgia State University for a one-day conference tackling the fiscal challenges – and opportunities – facing state and local governments in the Southeast. S&P Global Ratings, a leader in credit ratings and analysis of governments and corporations, hosted the event Nov. 3 at the university’s College of Law.
Experts covered a range of topics including lessons since the Great Recession; the Volcker Alliance’s Truth and Integrity in Government Finance project; updates on the state and local credit rating environment; the demographic shifts of an aging population and its role on pensions and health care; government cybersecurity and more.
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William Glasgall, The Volcker Alliance
Alex Hathaway, Center for State and Local Finance
Geoff Buswick and Robin Prunty, S&P Global Ratings
William Custer, Center for Health Services Research and Kathryn Lawler, Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement, Georgia Health Policy Center
Robin Prunty, S&P Global Ratings
Peter Bluestone, Center for State and Local Finance
Dan Immergluck, Urban Studies Institute
David Sjoquist, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Geoff Buswick, S&P Global Ratings