Bank and Public Finance Projects

Interim Report Summarizing Significant Changes in Tax Increment Finance Policy in Wisconsin

Do Minority-owned Banks Pay Higher Interest Rates on CDs?

This paper analyzes whether minority-owned banks pass along an advantage in access to governmental deposits to the communities they serve in the form of higher interest rates on certificates of deposit (CDs). 

Interim Report Summarizing Significant Changes in Tax Increment Finance Policy in Wisconsin

The combination of the slowdown in development brought about by the construction downturn with the ''popping of the real estate bubble'' has created two competing challenges for tax increment financing (TIF). This report examines these challenges.

A Durations Analysis of Tax Increment Finance District Lifespans

Communities have a tool at their disposal to facilitate such catalysts, called Tax Increment Finance (TIF). A TIF allows a community to subsidize an improvement using the increase in tax revenue it expects to see as a result of the improvement.

Bankruptcy: A Growing Problem

This report is a comprehensive look into bankruptcies at the county, state, regional and national levels.