Policy Briefs & Reports
Policy reports and shorter policy briefs are integral aspects of our publications and often stem from our academic publications. These practitioner-centered works provide valuable insights into the policy landscape and promote actionable, evidence-based recommendations.
FRC Report, Publication No. 271, Aug. 18, 2015, Carlianne Patrick
This report looks at whether homebuyers are willing to pay a premium for access to charter schools in Georgia. The research looks at 13 charter schools with enrollment priority zones, and it finds that on average home sale prices are 7 to 13 percent higher in the zone with the greatest chance for enrollment. The report also gives an overview of features and structure of charter schools in Georgia.
CSLF Report, Publication No. 16, July 14, 2015, Carlianne Patrick
The primary goal for state and local economic development policy in the United States is to support business retention and recruitment. In this report, Dr. Carlianne Patrick takes a look at the non-tax economic development incentives in Georgia, and compares them to those of four competing states: Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
CSLF Report, Publication No. 15, June 16, 2015, Elton Davis
This 2015 guide includes a collection of metrics and state rankings that compare Georgia to other states across the nation. Several of the comparisons focus on total state or local government revenue and expenditures, but the report also includes measures that compare either expenditures or state characteristics within specific functional areas, such as education, health and transportation.
FRC/CSLF Policy Brief, FRC Publication No. 275, June 16, 2015, Sherman A. Cooper and Laura Wheeler
This joint brief looks at migration in Georgia from 1991-2011. Although there was significant migration to the state during the early 1990s through the early 2000s, it has slowed substantially since then. The brief analyzes trends, including looking at income of those moving to and away from Georgia.
FRC Report, Publication No. 270, June 2015, Jeremy Alexander and Sally Wallace
This analysis highlights the major state and local revenue sources from 1998-2012, including specific data surrounding recent recessions. The report's thorough look at trends in Georgia's state and local finances also serves as a foundation for discussion on government finance in the state.
FRC Policy Brief, Publication No. 276, April 28, 2015, Mels de Zeeuw and Laura Wheeler
This joint brief provides a retrospective look at Georgia's experience with tax credits for zero- and low-emission vehicles and the overall affect these credits have had on state revenue.
A Multiregional Model of Growth Oriented State Tax Reforms: An Application to Georgia and Five Comparison States
FRC Report, Publication No. 269, April 21, 2015, Jeffrey Condon, Andrew Feltenstein, Florenz Plassman, Mark Rider and David L. Sjoquist
This report analyzes the effects of three revenue neutral tax reform scenarios on Georgia and neighboring states using a dynamic scoring model -- created by the authors -- known as a “Computable General Equilibrium" (CGE) model.
CSLF Report, Publication No. 11, April 21, 2015, Peter Bluestone and Carolyn Bourdeaux
In partnership with the Fiscal Research Center, CSLF examines the research on the impact of tax changes on a state’s economy and the results of efforts in seven states to dynamically model tax reforms.
CSLF Special Report, Publication No. 10, March 24, 2015 , The Center for State and Local Finance
The Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF) has released new report on the proposed city of Tucker, and it finds that the city would be financially feasible. The report provides a detailed analysis of the expected revenue and expenses of the proposed city.
CSLF Policy Brief , Publication No. 9, Feb. 10, 2015, Nicholas Warner
The author outlines how declines in property values post-recession have greatly affected Georgia school districts, most especially those located in metro Atlanta.