The purpose of the Government Finance Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) is to shape and inform public policy and scholarly discourse on government and public finance by identifying, planning and executing research, providing periodic reports and informed analyses, and offering venues at which to convene national and local discussion on fiscal and governmental issues.

UIC CUPPA’s Government Finance Research Center brings together the best academic minds with public and private sector experts to address the pressing fiscal issues in our communities and states, large or small. The time is now to bring public financial challenges to the forefront and discuss outcomes that combine pragmatic solutions with rigorous theory.

Michael A. Pagano  |  Director

News from GFRC

Paul Vallas

Amanda Kass Quoted In Paul Vallas Fact Check

A Chicago Sun-Times/Better Government Association/PolitiFact story assessing claims by Chicago mayoral candidate Paul Vallas that Chicago Public Schools was a financially healthier organization under his leadership includes comments from Amanda Kass, associate director…

Daley Fact Check

Amanda Kass Comments On Daley's Property Tax Freeze

A Chicago Sun-Times/Better Government Association/PolitiFact story on Chicago mayoral candidate Bill Daley’s pledge to freeze property taxes includes comments from Amanda Kass, associate director of the Government Finance Research Center at UIC, who…

Lori Lightfoot

Amanda Kass Fact Checks Lori Lightfoot

Amanda Kass, associate director of the Government Finance Research Center at UIC, is credited among expert sources in a story from the Chicago Sun-Times, PolitiFact Illinois and the Better Government Association that examines…

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Michael A. Pagano  |  Director