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.
Can Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Save Fairfax County’s Pension Systems?
Investing public employee retirement assets into vehicles like the Blockchain Opportunities Fund is a risky response to pension systems that already assume high rates of investment returns and face unfunded liabilities.
California School District Property Sales Are Needed, But Impeded by State Law
School districts have extra land and buildings to sell, but must jump through hoops to do so.
How Rail Could Play a Role in Southern California Infrastructure Improvements
Gov. Newsom did Californians a huge favor by admitting the truth about the state's failed high-speed rail plan.
Financial Data Reporting Standards Measure Introduced In California State Senate
The bill aims to make audited state and local government financial data more accessible and easier to prepare.
The Rise of Modern Monetary Theory Could Trigger Fiscal Armageddon
If MMT took hold, it would send our country down a very dangerous path.
Before Oregon Diverts Tax Rebates to PERS It Should Make Lasting Pension Reforms
A one-time diversion of Oregon's Kicker rebate will do little to resolve the pension system's underfunding.
Gov. Newsom Scales Back California High-Speed Rail Project
The decision is a victory for fiscal responsibility and commonsense transportation policy.
California Overstates Bullet Train’s Climate Benefits
California's high-speed rail system would provide little or no reduction in overall greenhouse-gas emissions
Underfunded Pensions Heighten Risk of Service Insolvency for Local Governments in Illinois
Many local governments in the state face severe legacy cost pressures, but Chicago appears to be in a league of its own.