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While tax increment financing (TIF) is a common tool for municipalities to fund economic development (read how it works here), it is responsive to the legal, political, and economic environments of the locality in which it is implemented. 

On August 14th, the anniversary of the Social Security Act of 1935, the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) of U.S. Congress released two reports on the weakening of the American retirement system featuring research from SCEPA.

Willi Semmler, NSSR’s Arnhold Professor of International Cooperation and Development, says his students reflect the spirit of the time and can play an active role in shaping the world of the future.

Urban Matters, a publication of The New School's Center for New York City Affairs, featured an update on post-pandemic Hudson Yards by SCEPA researchers.

Last updated July 20, 2020.

A compendium of economic thoughts and policy recommendations in response to the coronavirus. 

SCEPA's 2019 annual report documents how we bring reality into conventional economics by providing alternatives to mainstream thinking, empowering policymakers with economic insights, and creating lasting change for everyone.