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.
Working Paper: How shifting to a defined contribution retirement plan impacted teacher retention in Alaska
Using individual-level data for all Alaska teachers in the Teacher Retirement System before and after the retirement benefit change, we assess the effects of pension reform on teacher mobility out of employment with the Alaska K-12 system.
Survey of State & Local Government OPEB Liabilities
State and local governments have $1.2 trillion in net OPEB (other post-employment benefits) liabilities.
Examining Private Equity in Public Pension Investments
Public pension systems should thoroughly evaluate the downsides of private equity investing before increasing their allocations to the asset class.
Preventing, Containing and Mitigating COVID-19: Lessons From Around the World
Part two of a series discussing strategies for combating and recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. Success almost everywhere started with the use of extensive strategic testing.
COVID-19 Lockdown Problems and Alternative Strategies to Safely Reopening the Economy
Part one of a series discussing strategies for combating and recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. More data-driven approaches based on test and trace are desirable.
A 2018 Evaluation of LAUSD’s Fiscal Outlook: Revisiting the Findings of the 2015 Independent Financial Review Panel
Los Angeles Unified School District is unique in California and the nation because the size of its projected budget deficits and overall debt dwarfs most other urban school districts.
Unfinished Business: Despite Dodd-Frank, Credit Rating Agencies Remain the Financial System’s Weakest Link
The lenient ratings attracted excessive mortgage finance capital that exacerbated a home price bubble—and a wider asset price bubble.
America’s Debt and Deficit
Problems Still Seeking a Presidential Candidate’s Solution