Recap and Presentations: S&P Global Ratings Conference State of the Southeast

Posted On November 7, 2017
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Alex Hathaway, Center for State and Local Finance; and William Glasgall, The Volcker Alliance

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.

Volcker Alliance's Truth and Integrity in State Budgeting Report

William Glasgall, The Volcker Alliance

State of the Southeastern States: The Volcker Alliance Project

Alex Hathaway, Center for State and Local Finance

State and Local Government Credit Update and Outlook

Geoff Buswick and Robin Prunty, S&P Global Ratings

Aging in the Southeast

William Custer, Center for Health Services Research and Kathryn Lawler, Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement, Georgia Health Policy Center

State and Local Government Pensions

Robin Prunty, S&P Global Ratings

Infrastructure Funding in Georgia and Other Southeastern States

Peter Bluestone, Center for State and Local Finance

Housing Value Volatility and Local Government Finance

Dan Immergluck, Urban Studies Institute

Erosion of Property and Sales Tax Bases

David Sjoquist, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

Cybersecurity and Your Credit Rating

Geoff Buswick, S&P Global Ratings