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.
Pension Obligation Bondholders Take a Hit in Puerto Rico
Unfortunately, governments continue to take risks by issuing pension obligation bonds rather than resolving their underfunding problems by better aligning today’s contributions with future promises.
California’s High-Speed Rail Plan Gets Better, But Is Still Flawed And Too Expensive
The state should not gamble any more money on this troubled initiative.
High Prescription Drug Prices Hit Pension Plans, Hurt State and Local Taxpayers
While high prescription drugs costs are most often seen as a problem for individual consumers or the federal Medicare program, they also significantly impact state and local governments.
As Teacher Pensions Turn 125, the Old Lessons Learned Are Still Relevant
The failure of America's first public teacher retirement plan offers valuable insights for today.s policymakers.
Highlighting the Need For Better Municipal Finance Data
First-ever Municipal Finance Data Forum examined the importance of, and challenges in, moving toward standardized, machine-readable government financial data.
The Municipal Market Needs Data Standards
A major barrier to low-cost data access is the format of municipal disclosure.
There’s a Simple Fix to Reduce California’s Shortage of Doctors and Health Care Providers
By making more use of doctors trained elsewhere, along with nurse practitioners and telemedicine, policymakers could increase the supply of primary health care.
USAFacts Offers a Bleak Financial Outlook for US Governments
Improvements in financial reporting technology may be needed to make Americans aware of the full extent of the financial troubles facing governments at all levels.
To Help Finance New Infrastructure, Puerto Rico Needs to Be More Transparent
Puerto Rico is still working its way out of the largest ever US municipal bankruptcy and needs to improve government financial transparency and reporting.