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.

Welcome To The GFRC: Two New Advisory Panel Members

The Government Finance Research Center (GFRC) has relied, since its inception, on a cadre of the best and brightest men and women in the various fiscally-related fields it covers. They appear as  a group as our “external advisory panel.”

We are proud to announce that we’ve added two exemplar individuals to the panel, who will add even more depth and breadth to the knowledge base upon which the Center relies. They are Shelby Kerns, executive director of the National Association of State Budget Officers and Joel Black, chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standard Board.

Read More About Shelby And Joel Here

The Government Finance Research Blog

The Government Finance Research Center at UIC is a place for sharing. Academics, practitioners and others can rely on its blog for commentary and information about promising and not-so promising practices and much more.

The GFRC blog features a succession of posts short enough to be read by busy people and long enough to offer strong content. They’ll be written by well-known experts in the field.

Check out our latest posts below and click here to see all blog posts.

A Conversation With...

The Government Finance Research Center works with researchers from a variety of backgrounds to analyze the role that public finance plays in our lives. In the interviews below, we talk with experts to dig deeper into pertinent topics and get their perspective on the past, present, and future of government finance.

See our latest conversation below:

Colin Foard, Associate Manager, Fiscal Federalism Initiative at The Pew Charitable Trusts