2015 updated selection of research on the wide range of impacts of retail chain stores, including on small local business, county-level employment, and more.
2015 report from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence analyzing effective property tax rates for homes and businesses in all 50 states.
2014 papers in State and Local Government Review that present key principles for evaluating whether to refinance debt and how policy makers should proceed.
Research by the University of Pennsylvania, the RAND Corporation and Drexel University on the impact of BIDs on robberies and violence, both within BIDs and in neighboring areas.
2014 in Public Administration Review showing how competition between nearby rich and poor communities affects local policy choices.
2014 study in State and Local Government Review finds that both liberal- and conservative-leaning counties with charters tend to spend more than those with less autonomy.
2014 study in Public Administration Review examining the impact of public officials' corruption on states' expenditures, borrowing, salaries, and more.
2014 study in Public Administration Review on how K–12 public education fared during the recession to better understand the choices made by school districts
2014 study by the RAND Corporation and Carnegie Mellon on the impact of fracking-related truck traffic on the design life and reconstruction cost of the different types of roadways.
2013 study in First Monday on how public libraries are increasingly playing a role, largely unfunded, in helping citizens navigate government services.