Conference Hosted by Brookings Institution, Others, Puts Spotlight on Municipal Finance in D.C.

The Brookings Institution is going to be putting municipal finance front and center for two days, on Monday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 18 in Washington, D.C. The 6th annual Municipal Finance Conference does not charge an attendance fee, but must be attended in person. Academics, practitioners, issuers and regulators come together for panel discussions and paper presentations of the latest research municipal finance.

Covered topics include panels on changes in the municipal capital markets since the Great Recession, as well as the obstacles to increasing public infrastructure investment. Paper topics on Day 1 focus on public pensions, investor-perspective research, such as examining yield curves in the illiquid muni market, and price effects of regulatory disclosure interventions in municipal securities secondary markets. Day 2 will delve into collective bargaining issues, and the relationship of bondholders vs. retirees in municipal bankruptcies. Additional topics include state-fiscal resilience and rainy day funds’ influence on credit ratings.

The event is hosted at Brookings by its Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, in partnership with the Rosenberg Institute of Global Finance at Brandeis International Business School, the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, and the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Find more information on the event, registration, lodging, and paper topics by clicking here.