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.
How to Help the 18,000 Californians Who Need Kidney Transplants
Californians should aim to save thousands of lives by ending the kidney shortage, not just reducing the costs of dialysis.
As housing and stock markets boom, has Congress learned from the last crash?
Hopefully, lawmakers don’t need another global financial crisis to finally fix the credit rating system.
Despite Pension Changes, Costs Continue to Weigh on Phoenix’s Municipal Finances
Retirement costs absorbing almost one-quarter of city's general fund
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.
Mapping Texas Pension Review Board Data
The Pension Review Board data shows that many local pension systems are severely underfunded.
Proposed Bay Area Toll Hike Is Unlikely to Deliver on Mass Transit Promises
Throwing money at public transportation infrastructure has been a poor bet in the United States for many years now.
The Tax Cuts Benefit Most of Us Now, But Harm Future Generations
At some point, the cumulative impact of all this deficit spending will trigger an economic crisis.
California’s School Districts Are Spending More and More on Retirees
Pension contributions are continuing to rise and will eat up money that should go toward educating students.
Are Pension Trusts the Answer to California Local Government Pension Problems
As California local governments face skyrocketing pension costs, some are looking at Section 115 Trusts as a way to pay down unfunded liabilities.