Marc Joffe

Marc Joffe is the Principal Consultant at Public Sector Credit Solutions, a research group that analyzes government bond credit risk. Marc and his group have previously researched Canadian provincial bonds for a Macdonald-Laurier Institute study entitled “Provincial Solvency and Federal Obligations” and US municipal bonds for Kroll Bond Rating Agency (published in KBRA’s November 2011 default study). Before starting PSCS, Marc was a Senior Director at Moody’s Analytics. He has also held management roles at a number of money center banks. Marc has an MBA from New York University and an MPA from San Francisco State University.

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Apr 11, 2016

Before going on a two-week recess, the House Committee on Natural Resources published a discussion draft of a new proposal to deal with Puerto Rico’s debt crisis, known as the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act.
By Marc Joffe |
Mar 15, 2016

There is plenty of blame to go around for Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis, and it can be directed toward both Washington and San Juan. But at least one cause might surprise you: the New Deal.
By Marc Joffe |
Jan 07, 2016

Puerto Rico's debt crisis — the subject of House hearings later this month — represents a failure of the island's unique commonwealth governing model. It's not a country, not a state, and not a territory. Instead, Puerto Rico is a combination of all three: a largely self-governing island with heavy economic and political dependence on a great power.
By Marc Joffe |
Apr 14, 2014

With the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period now closed, perhaps there is an opportunity for constructive, bipartisan policy discussion on health care reform. One thing that both Obamacare supporters and opponents can agree on is that our health care system remains inefficient. And, although health care inflation slowed in recent years, informed observers from across the political spectrum realize that population aging will produce a new bout of cost escalation – unless something else is done.

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