Research

Better Pay, Fairer Pensions II: Modeling Preferences Between Defined-Benefit Teacher Compensation Plans, Josh McGee and Marcus A. Winters, Civic Report No. 90, June 2014

America’s Top Metros: Who’s Leading the Recovery, and Why, Tom Gray and Robert Scardamalia, Civic Report No. 89, June 2014

Poverty and Progress in New York I: Conditions in New York City’s Poorest Neighborhoods, Stephen Eide, Civic Report No. 88, June 2014

Digital Transformation: Wiring the Responsive City, Stephen Goldsmith, Civic Report No. 87, May 2014

Trends in Assistance and Dependency: Tracking Programs for New York City’s Poor, 1956–2014, E.J. McMahon, Civic Report No. 86, May 2014

Pre-Retroactive Pay Raises: How New York City teachers’ salaries have grown since their union contract expired in 2009, E.J. McMahon, Issue Brief No. 26, January 2014.

Public Pension Reform: Benefit Design as the Key to Sustainability, Carl A. Hess, Thomas J. Healey and Kevin Nicholson, PublicSectorInc.org Report, January 2014

Quantifying Crowd-Out, Stephen Eide, Civic Report 81, October 2013

Better Pay, Fairer Pensions: Reforming Teacher Compensation, Josh McGee and Marcus Winters, Civic Report 79, September 2013

Constitutional Public Pension Guarantees: Unfair, Unaffordable, and Bad Policy, Stephen Eide, Issue Brief 25, August 2013

Defeating Fiscal Distress: A State Responsibility, Stephen Eide, Civic Report 78, July 2013

Government Crowded Out: How Employee Compensation Costs Are Reshaping State and Local Government, Daniel DiSalvo, Civic Report 77, April 2013

Fixing the Public Sector Pension Problem: The (True) Path to Long-Term Reform, Richard Dreyfuss, Civic Report 74, February 2013

Could Tax Reform Defund the “Blue State Model”?, Stephen Eide, Issue Brief 16, December 2012

Reform Before Revenue: How to Fix California’s Retiree Health-Care Problem, Stephen Eide, Civic Report 73, October 2012

The Nays Have It: When Public Sector Unions Win in California , Daniel DiSalvo, Civic Report 72, October 2012

The Great California Exodus: A Closer Look, Tom Gray & Robert Scardamalia, Civic Report 71, September 2012

New York’s Exploding Pension Costs, E.J. McMahon and Josh Barro, Special Report 8-11, Empire Center, December 2010

Eight Things New Yorkers Should Know About Public Retirement Benefits in NYS, Citizens Budget Commission, October 2010

The Crisis in Local Government Pensions in the United States, Robert Novy-Marx and Joshua D. Rauh, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, October 13, 2010

Unfunded Liabilities of State and Local Government Employees Retirement Plans, Courtney Collins and Andrew J. Rettenmaier, National Center for Policy, National Center for Policy Analysis, July 29, 2010

The Crisis in Public Sector Pension Plans: A Blueprint for Reform in New Jersey, Eileen Norcross and Andrew Biggs, Mercatus Center, June 23, 2010

Going For Broke: Reforming California’s Public Employee Pension Systems, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, April 2010

In The Danger Zone: A Comparative Analysis of New York State’s Long-Term Obligations, Citizens Budget Commission, March 2010

TWO AMERICAS: Public Sector Gains in Recession, Josh Barro, Issue Brief No.1, Manhattan Institute, February 2010

Plenty of Public Pension Sweeteners Pending in State Legislature, Lise Bang-Jensen, Public Payroll Watch, Empire Center, June 2009

Taylor Made: The Cost and Consequences of New York’s Public-Sector Labor Laws, ECNY Special Report, E. J. McMahon, Terry O’Neil, Empire Center, October 17, 2007

Government Workers in New York: The Empire State’s Favored Class?, E.J. McMahon, Research Bulletin 1.1, Empire Center, September 2006

Defusing New York’s Public Pension Bomb: A Fair Approach for Workers and Taxpayers, E.J. McMahon, Special Report 4.1, Empire Center, June 2006

Defusing the Pension Bomb: How to Curb Public Retirement Costs in New York State, E. J. McMahon and Peter Ferrara, Civic Report 40, Manhattan Institute, November 2003