Marc Joffe is a senior policy analyst at Reason Foundation.
After a long career in the financial industry, including a senior director role at Moody's Analytics, Joffe's research focuses on municipal finances, alternative asset investments, transportation policy and federal, state and local fiscal policy.
His financial research has been published by the California State Treasurer's Office, UC Berkeley, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, California Policy Center, The Center for Municipal Finance, and the Macdonald-Laurier Institute among others.
Joffe is a regular contributor to The Orange County Register and his op-eds have also appeared in The Fiscal Times, Governing, National Review, The Hill, and The San Jose Mercury News.
Joffe recently presented a panel paper at the APPAM 42nd Annual Fall Research Conference along with University of Texas, Dallas Associate Professor Evgenia Gorina and his Reason colleagues Anil Niraula and Jen Sidorova.
He has an MBA from New York University and an MPA from San Francisco State University.
Democratic treasurers defend ESG investing
But data doesn't back up their claim that buying the stocks of ESG-oriented companies will produce better long-term investment returns.
The differences between individual and institutional investors considering ESG factors
Individual investors should be free to consider ESG, but this idea should not scale to the activities of large investment fund managers.
Biden administration’s monkeypox funding request highlights the flawed budget process
The Biden administration has asked Congress to approve $4 billion in emergency funds to help address the monkeypox outbreak.
A flexible, on-demand transit option being tested in Richmond
The Richmond Moves shuttle is the type of solution that could help public transit meet the needs of 21st-century riders.
Florida advances toward XBRL adoption, but Government Finance Officers Association opposes
This development is a major milestone in the evolution away from PDF-based financial reports and toward machine-readable disclosure.
Texas dangerously inserts politics into pension investing
The Texas Comptroller banned financial firms it claims are hostile to oil and gas industry from doing business with Texas state agencies and pension systems.
Public pension funds should consider risks before plunging too deeply into private credit
Public pension fund managers should weigh risks carefully and avoid over-committing to this asset class.
California’s misguided plan to make its own insulin
High insulin prices are caused by a maze of regulation, bureaucracy, and pharmacy benefit managers that drive up the costs.
Ridership data and work trends continue to undermine the case for a second BART tunnel
Remote work has become the norm rather than the exception for many types of employees, especially in the Bay Area.