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.

Deborah Carroll named director of GFRC

Deborah Carroll, a public and nonprofit financial management expert, has been named director of the Government Finance Research Center at the University of Illinois Chicago. Her appointment, which received approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees July 22, becomes effective Aug. 16, 2021.

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COVID’s Fiscal Effects and Policy Possibilities

The COVID-19 pandemic has had unprecedented economic, health, and social impacts. As society writ large has been effected, so too have state and local governments. The fiscal effects of the COVID crisis have materialized in revenue shortfalls and increased need for vital public services. The crisis has also exposed the consequences of years of deferred maintenance on existing infrastructure and facilities and underinvested in an array of programs and services. The site houses the GFRC’s work concerning the fiscal impact and policy possibilities in the COVID era.

Click Here To Read About The Fiscal Impact COVID

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.

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Deborah A. Carroll, Director, Government Finance Research Center