Policy Primer: The Budget Riddle
- Michael Ettlinger, Budgeting for Growth and Prosperity: A Long-term Plan to Balance the Budget, Grow the Economy, and Strengthen the Middle Class (Center for American Progress, May 2011)
- Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Strengthening State Fiscal Policies for a Stronger Economy (February 2012)
- Brookings Institution, What States Can, and Can’t, Teach the Federal Government about Budgets (March 2012)
- Andrew Cannon, Getting Public Value out of our Public Dollars: Do Iowa’s Spending Choices Represent Iowa’s Values? (Iowa Policy Project, 2010)
- Cato Institute, Do budget shortfalls mean states must raise taxes? (September 2011)
Peter FisherUrban and Regional Planning, University of Iowa, Research Director, Iowa Policy Project
Peter Fisher is professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Iowa and a national expert on public finance. He has served as a consultant to the Iowa Department of Economic Development, the State of Ohio, and the Iowa Business Council. His reports are regularly published in State Tax Notes and refereed journals. His recent book Grading Places: What Do the Business Climate Rankings Really Tell Us? was published by theEconomic Policy Institute in 2005. Dr. Fisher is also research director at the Iowa Policy Project. He is directly involved in research, writing and outreach on state tax and budget issues. He has authored or co-authored many of Iowa Fiscal Partnership reports and guest opinions on state tax policy. Dr Fisher holds a PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.