Research Studies Archive  -  2010 through 2014:

Evaluating Public Safety Pensions in California
April 15, 2014

The Benefits and Costs of Oil and Gas Development in California
March 31, 2014

How Much Do CalSTRS Retirees Really Make? (includes downloadable spreadsheet)
March 12, 2014

Comparing CalSTRS Pensions to Social Security Retirement Benefits
February 28, 2013

How Much Do CalPERS Retirees Really Make? (includes downloadable spreadsheet)
February 13, 2013

How Much Do California’s State, City and County Workers Really Make? (includes downloadable spreadsheets)
February 1, 2013

Sonoma County’s Pension Crisis – Analysis and Recommendations
January 14, 2013

How to Think About Debt
December 12, 2013

Are Annual Contributions Into CalSTRS Adequate? (includes downloadable spreadsheet)
November 8, 2013

Are Annual Contributions Into Orange County’s Employee Pension Plan Adequate? (includes downloadable spreadsheet)
August 30, 2013

State Pension Litigation Update
August 9, 2013

A Method to Estimate the Pension Contribution and Pension Liability for Your City or County (includes downloadable spreadsheet)
July 24, 2013

How Big Are California’s State and Local Governments Combined?
July 12, 2013

Moody’s Final Adopted Adjustments of Government Pension Data
June 2, 2013

Calculating California’s Total State and Local Government Debt
April 26, 2013

City of Irvine 2012 Compensation Analysis (includes downloadable spreadsheet)
April 8, 2013

How New Rules from Moody’s and GASB Affect the Financial Reporting of Pensions in Seven California Counties
March 15, 2013

How Lower Earnings Impact California’s Total Unfunded Pension Liability (includes downloadable spreadsheet)
February 18, 2013

Gina Raimondo’s Shining Example – Pension Reform in Rhode Island
January 28, 2013

The Impact of Moody’s Proposed Changes on Government Pension Pension Data
January 8, 2013

The California Budget Crisis – Causes and Recommendations
December 31, 2012

Union Reform Efforts in California and Nationally Since 2010
December 12, 2012

Local Pension Reform Efforts in California Since 2010
November 20, 2012

City of Costa Mesa 2011 Compensation Analysis (includes downloadable spreadsheet)
October 3, 2012

City of Anaheim 2011 Compensation Analysis (includes downloadable spreadsheet)
August 29, 2012

City of San Jose 2011 Compensation Analysis (includes downloadable spreadsheet)
August 10, 2012

State Pension Reform Efforts in California Since 2010
August 1, 2012 (updated Nov. 2012)

Understanding the Financial Disclosure Requirements of Public Sector Unions
June 20, 2012

Why Lower Rates of Return Will Destroy Pension Funds
May 18, 2012

A Pension Analysis Tool for Everyone (includes downloadable spreadsheet)
April 2, 2012

Public Sector Unions Spend $4.0 Billion per Year in U.S.
March 23, 2012

Self-Employed Workers vs. Government Workers – A Financial Comparison
February 24, 2012

How Much Could California’s Government Pensions Cost Taxpayers?
January 27, 2012

Which Special Interests Are Partisan?
December 15, 2011

California’s Public Safety Compensation Trends, 2000-2010
October 14, 2011

The Impact of Tax Exempt Disability Pensions
September 2, 2011

Quantifying the Impact of Pension Spiking
July 25, 2011

What Payroll Contribution Will Keep Pensions Solvent?
July 25, 2011

How Rates of Return Affect Required Pension Contributions
April 27, 2011

How Rates of Return Affect Required Pension Assets
April 15, 2011

California Voter Attitudes Towards Reforming Special Interests (polling data)
March 11, 2011

How Much Do Government Pensions Really Cost?
March 10, 2011

California Voter Attitudes Towards Public Sector Union Reform (polling data)
February 15, 2011

What Percent of California’s State and Local Budgets Are Employee Compensation?
February 11, 2011

State Politics and Right to Work Laws
January 24, 2011

Calculating Public Employee Total Compensation
December 19, 2010

California Voter Attitudes Towards Public Sector Unions (polling data)
December 13, 2010

Public Sector Unions and Political Spending
September 23, 2010

California Firefighter Compensation
August 31, 2010

The Price of Public Safety
July 15, 2010

The Real Reason for College Tuition Increases
June 8, 2010