Communities and Local Governments

PSU Research Report on Local Government Fiscal Resiliency (2018)

“The impact of neighborhoods on intergenerational mobility II: County-level estimates.” Chetty, R. & Hendren, N. (2017). Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. See also:

“Oregon’s Counties: 2016 Financial Condition Review,” Secretary of State Audit Report

League of Oregon Cities State Shared Revenue Report (2018)

“Who Benefits From State and Local Development Policies?”Bartik, Timothy J. (1991) (page 46 and Appendix 2).


service and infrastructure needs

Report on Housing Underproduction in Oregon, Up For Growth National Coalition  (2018) 

Infrastructure Report Card: Key Facts About Oregon’s Infrastructure, The American Civil Society of Engineers, (2017). 


Task Force on Comprehensive Revenue Restructuring Final Report, (2009). 

“Who Pays? A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems In All 50 States,” Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, (2018) (pages 106 - 107).


PERS and pers ual

City Club of Portland Executive Summary: Oregon PERS: Burdened by The Past, Poised For The Future (2011)

“The Monster Eating Our States and Cities” Vague, Richard. Democracy Journal (2017)

PERS by the Numbers (2018)

2018 PERS Actuarial Valuation

PERS Employer Tool

“PERS: System Liabilities and Assets.” Olineck, Kevin. Subcommittee on Capital Construction (February 22, 2019).

PERS UAL Task Force Final Report (2017)

Analysis of pers reform options

“Analysis of Potential 2017 Legislative Concepts” Larrabee, Matt and Scott D. Preppernau. December 2015

“How Has the Shift To 401(K) Plans Affected Retirement Income?” Munnell, Alicia, Wenliang Hou, Anthony Webb, and Yinji Li. Center for Retirement Research (2017)

“How Have Pension Cuts Affected Public Sector Competitiveness?” Quinby, Laura, Geoffrey T. Sanzenbacher, and Jean-Pierre Aubry. Center for Retirement Research (2018)