Dr. Eric Scorsone is an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Local Government Finance and Policy at Michigan State University. Dr. Scorsone is an internationally recognized expert in municipal finance and administration. He has been widely cited on state and local government finance issues in Bloomberg, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, NPR, NY Times, China Central TV, BBC, MSNBC, Scotland One, Le Figaro, Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and other media outlets. His specific area of expertise is related to municipal finance policy and administration, financial emergencies, government performance and benchmarking, public accountability and general public policy education. He has worked with municipalities across the US, Europe and the Middle East including extensive work with the city of Detroit, MI. He was appointed by the Governor to the city of Allen Park Financial Review Team and has worked on various state policy projects related to pensions, intergovernmental aid and financial emergencies. He has lectured at the University of Valencia in Spain and the University of Bologna, Italy. He is also a co-editor of the recent book entitled “Handbook of Local Government Fiscal Health” from Jones Bartlett released in 2013. Prior to coming to Michigan, he served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky. He has also served as an Economist for the Colorado Governor’s Office, as Senior Economist for the City of Aurora, Colorado and Senior Economist for the Michigan Senate in 2010. In all of these positions he worked on public policy analysis and revenue forecasting projects.
Dr. Eric Scorsone
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