2014 Municipal Finance Conference

Source: The Bond Buyer & Brandeis International Business School, July 31-August 1, 2014

A conference for both academics and practitioners on recent developments in municipal credit markets and the practice of public finance. The 2014 Municipal Finance Conference, hosted by the Brandeis International Business School and The Rosenberg Institute of Global Finance, will bring together academics, practitioners, regulators and issuers to discuss the changing state of municipal capital markets and how to analyze, address, and adapt to the changing landscape.

Presentations include:
The Effects of Political Competition on the Funding and Generosity of Public-Sector Pension Plans
Sutirtha Bagchi & Joshua Franzel
Paper | Presentation 1 | Presentation 2

Determinants of Debt Concentration at the State Level
Robert Greer and Dwight Denison
Paper | Presentation

The Challenge of Measuring the Revenue Cost of the Tax-Exemption
Bryan Perry and James Poterba
Paper | Presentation

The Truth and Consequences of Not Paying State and Local Government Debt–What Detroit and Others Have Forgotten
James Spiotto, William Glasgall and Mark Berman
Presentation

The Role of Tax-Exempt Debt in Financing Nonprofit Institutions of Higher Education
Todd Ely and Thad Calabrese
Paper | Presentation