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The Fed will buy $500 billion of short-term debt from states and localities, a much-needed move for governments during the pandemic.

Commentary: Thomas W. Ross

The success of our response to this crisis hinges in large part on the talent, preparedness, and dedication of our government workforce.

Commentary: William Rhodes

A rapid, “V-shaped” economic rebound after coronavirus passes seems increasingly unlikely. Policymakers must gird for a long haul back.


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The final report of the Commission aims to ensure our government has the talent it needs to serve the public today and in the future.


In addition to a recent media briefing in DC, Senior Fellow Paul C. Light’s work was cited by the Washington Post and CNN.

Commentary: Sheila C. Bair

As COVID-19 disrupts financial markets, the Fed announces new programs that aim to directly help the real economy.

Commentary: Sara Mogulescu, Thomas W. Ross

The pandemic has made abundantly clear that the survival and security of people everywhere depends on government.


The Volcker Alliance served as a key source for GAO in highlighting trends in state and local public finance.