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.
Prop. 1 Adds Billions in Debt but Won’t Make Housing More Affordable
Freeing up builders and entrepreneurs in the private market to produce affordable housing is the long-term solution.
Making Government Documents Searchable and Machine-Readable to Improve Transparency and Accountability
Why it is important to get state and local government financial reports into machine-readable formats and how it can be done.
Local Agency Exits from CalPERS
The nation's biggest multi-employer pension system was never a good fit for a small rural fire district and the Herald Fire Protection District finds withdrawing from CalPERS is easier said than done.
The Texas Teacher Pension System Lowers Its Investment Return Assumption
By lowering its assumed rate of return, Texas TRS has taken an important step toward long-term solvency.
Rent Control Laws Nearly Destroyed Parts of New York City. They Could Do the Same to California
New York’s rent controls created shortages and under-investment.
Bay Area Officials Say No to More Fixed Rail Transit
With the transit board rejecting a proposed rail extension, it is a good time to consider a combination of new managed toll lanes and express bus service.
Pensions and Retiree Health Care Costs Contribute to LA Unified’s Fiscal Woes
A new Reason study finds pension and health care obligations are going to divert a growing proportion of dollars away from public school students and classrooms.
Five Recommendations to Solve LAUSD’s Looming Fiscal Crisis
The process of right-sizing Los Angeles Unified School District presents an opportunity to lay the foundation for a 21st-century education system that’s productive, agile, and responsive to the needs of students.
Wyoming Wrangles Pension Shortfalls
Two new laws may turnaround declining funded ratios at the Wyoming Retirement System.