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Measuring the Fiscal Health of Municipalities
One of the difficulties faced in the effective and efficient management of public organizations is the understanding of when the organization is experiencing financial distress. Evidence, however, suggests that our current approaches to understanding fiscal health are not sufficient predictors of fiscal distress.
Most State Pension Plans Paper Over Unfunded Liabilities
An analysis of state pension plans from across the country finds that the already troubling state of pension finances may be even worse that it first appears because many pension managers are making their plan's financial condition look better by perpetually putting off payments.
Sanctions Boost Foreign Military More Than They Hurt Economy
Evidence indicates that economic sanctions are not effective tools for achieving specific policy goals in foreign nations. New research led by NC State's School of Public and International Affairs argues that increased military spending caused by economic sanctions counterbalances the adverse impact of the sanctions.