Georgia State University

The Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF) is a policy think tank within the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Its mission is to develop the people and ideas for next generation public finance by bringing together the Andrew Young School’s nationally-ranked faculty, policymakers, and practitioners. CSLF conducts innovative, nonpartisan research on tax policy and reform, budget and fiscal health, education finance, and economic development and urban policy. Additionally, it provides premier executive education for state and local finance officials and leads technical assistance projects on fiscal and economic policy.

CSLF supports graduate students in economics and public policy and administration through its Public Finance Fellowship program. Students who have shown a commitment to public finance are competitively selected to work with CSLF’s researcher and esteemed faculty on emerging state and local finance issues, publish and present their work at national conferences, and receive additional applied public finance training. CSLF’s Public Finance Fellows are now working at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Georgia Senate and Budget Evaluation Office, the City of San Antonio, as well as other positions in federal, state and local government.