Laura Wheeler, a senior researcher with the Center for State and Local Finance, was interviewed by WABE/NPR for a segment on sales tax increases in the city of Atlanta. The article was published Oct. 18, 2017.
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Sally Wallace, director of the Fiscal Research Center, presented “What to Expect from our Demographic and Economic Trends” during the September 2017 Southern Municipal Finance Society conference. The presentation focused on trends in age, income, migration, and race and ethnicity, as well as employment sector shifts.
In a piece for Bloomberg BNA, Peter Bluestone, a senior researcher at the Center for State and Local Finance, discusses the real-world experiences that states have with using dynamic scoring to help decide tax policies. Dynamic scoring is used to measure the economic effects of changes in policy. The article was published July 26,… more »
Research by Lakshmi Pandey and David Sjoquist on the dramatic demographic changes in metro Atlanta over the past 45 years made numerous headlines in Georgia news coverage, including those listed below. “The Changing Face of Atlanta” can be accessed on our website.
New research by the Center for State and Local Finance looks at the economic impact of start-up charter schools in Georgia.The report, “The Effect of Start-up Charter Schools on Nearby Property Values,” is covered in a number of news articles including those below. The report was commissioned by the State Charter Schools Commission.
Peter Bluestone’s research on rural Georgia, “Jobs in Georgia’s Urban and Rural Regions and Counties: Changes in Distribution, Type, and Quality from 2007 to 2014,” is highlighted in several Atlanta-Journal Constitution articles, as state lawmakers get started with the recently created House Rural Development Council.
ATLANTA – Homes closer to start-up charters schools in Georgia experience higher property values than those farther away, the greatest impact being for homes located within priority attendance zones in Atlanta, according to a new study by Georgia State University’s Center for State and Local Finance. The report, commissioned by the more »
Doubling of Nonwhite Population Leads Demographic Changes Over Past 45 Years in Atlanta Metropolitan Region, Study Shows
ATLANTA—The nonwhite population has doubled and segregation has decreased as the Atlanta metropolitan region has grown by more than 300 percent over the past 45 years, according to new research by the Center for State and Local Finance at Georgia State University.
Now, more than 5.7 million people call metro Atlanta home. The… more »
Alex Hathaway, a Center for State and Local Finance researcher, presenting preliminary findings on state fiscal transparency — done in partnership with the Volcker Alliance — during the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) conference in March 2017.
Emily Franklin, a CSLF public finance fellow, presented her research on revenue forecasting — done in partnership with the Volcker Alliance — during the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) conference in March 2017.