Eileen Norcross

George Mason University - Mercatus Center

Vice President of Policy Research; Senior Research Fellow

3434 Washington Blvd., 4th Floor

Arlington, VA 22201

United States

http://https://www.mercatus.org/eileen-norcross

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

27

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2,508

SSRN CITATIONS

10

CROSSREF CITATIONS

9

Scholarly Papers (27)

1.

Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 180 Posted: 01 May 2019
Eileen Norcross and Olivia Gonzalez
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University, Department of Economics, Students
Downloads 273 (205,168)
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state fiscal health, financial ratios, state budget, state finance, state debt, public pensions, OPEB, state borrowing, municipal debt, fiscal solvency

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Lessons from Business Improvement Districts: Building on Past Successes

Mercatus Policy Series, Policy Primer No. 5
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 15 Mar 2009
Robert H. Nelson, Erika Christensen and Eileen Norcross
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy, Independent and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 230 (242,902)

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Urban economics, local governance, business improvement districts, BIDs

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Public Sector Pensions and the Covid-19 Shock

Mercatus Special Edition Policy Brief
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 05 May 2020
Andrew G. Biggs and Eileen Norcross
American Enterprise Institute and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 202 (274,157)
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government pensions, retirement accounts, healthcare, coronavirus, coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, public health, economics, quarantine, economy, economic crisis

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The Community Development Block Grant: Does it Work?

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 13 Dec 2008
Eileen Norcross
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 188 (292,634)

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Community Development Block Grant, CDBG, economic development, urban economics, HUD, housing, infrastructure

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The Main Street Economic Recovery Proposal: Will it Bring Us out of Recession?

Mercatus on Policy No. 33
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 25 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2009
Eileen Norcross and Frederic Sautet
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and The Catholic University of America (CUA) - Busch School of Business
Downloads 164 (329,773)

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Stimulus, Recovery, Financial Crisis

The Crisis in Public Sector Pension Plans: A Blueprint for Reform in New Jersey

George Mason University Mercatus Center Working Paper No. 10-31
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 26 Jan 2012
Andrew G. Biggs and Eileen Norcross
American Enterprise Institute and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 80 (561,274)

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Public Pensions, State Employees

The Crisis in Public Sector Pension Plans: A Blueprint for Reform in New Jersey

Mercatus Working Paper, No. 10-31
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 06 Sep 2018
Eileen Norcross and Andrew G. Biggs
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 66 (626,762)
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New Jersey, pensions, debt, retirement, public sector workers, benefits, budget

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Is More Federal Grant Money What the States Need?

Mercatus on Policy No. 36
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 05 Feb 2009
Eileen Norcross and Frederic Sautet
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and The Catholic University of America (CUA) - Busch School of Business
Downloads 145 (365,185)

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Federalism, Federal Grants, Jurisdictional Competition

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GASB 67 and GASB 68: What the New Accounting Standards Mean for Public Pension Reporting

Mercatus on Policy Series
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 21 Sep 2018
Sheila Weinberg and Eileen Norcross
Truth in Accounting and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 137 (381,629)
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GASB, government accounting, budgets, debt, pensions, retirement, liabilities

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Will More Public Spending Pave the Way to a Better Infrastructure?

Mercatus Policy No. 35
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 27 Jan 2009
Eileen Norcross and Frederic Sautet
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and The Catholic University of America (CUA) - Busch School of Business
Downloads 125 (409,934)

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Stimulus Spending, Recovery, Infrastructure

Can Power Be Restored in the Electric City? A Case Study of Scranton, Pennsylvania

Mercatus Research
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 26 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2018
Eileen Norcross and Adam Millsap
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Charles Koch Institute
Downloads 72 (597,209)

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Public Pensions, Regional Population, Municipality, Local Public Economy

Can Power Be Restored in the Electric City? A Case Study of Scranton, Pennsylvania

Mercatus Center Paper
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 Jun 2018
Eileen Norcross and Adam Millsap
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Charles Koch Institute
Downloads 40 (791,079)

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The Road Home: Helping Homeowners in the Gulf After Katrina

Mercatus Policy Series, Policy Comment No. 19
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 27 Feb 2009
Eileen Norcross and Anthony Skriba
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 88 (523,643)
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Road Home, Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana, housing

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From BIDs to RIDs: Creating Residential Improvement Districts

Mercatus Policy Series, Policy Comment No. 20
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 14 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2012
Robert H. Nelson, Erika Christensen and Eileen Norcross
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy, Independent and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 86 (531,117)
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Urban economics, urban redevelopment, business improvement districts, residential improvement districts, BIDs, RIDs

13.

Public-Sector Unionism: A Review

Mercatus Working Paper, No. 11-26
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 06 Sep 2018
Eileen Norcross
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 67 (611,886)
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public sector unions, pensions, budget, government, collective bargaining, economic policy, bureaucracy, labor laws

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Catholic Social Thought And New Institutional Economics: A Preliminary Assessment of Their Affinities and Areas of Potential Convergence

American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Volume 79, No. 4 September 2020
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 15 Jan 2021
Eileen Norcross and Paul Dragos Aligica
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University
Downloads 63 (631,760)

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Catholic Social Teaching, Roman Catholicism, new institutional analysis, economic theory, economic analysis, neoclassical economics

15.

Institutions Matter: Can New Jersey Reverse Course?

George Mason University Mercatus Center Working Paper No. 09-30
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 29 Mar 2010
Eileen Norcross and Frederic Sautet
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and The Catholic University of America (CUA) - Busch School of Business
Downloads 63 (631,760)
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New Jersey, Fiscal Crisis, Taxation, Public Spending

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Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition, 2017 Edition

MERCATUS RESEARCH
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 07 Jun 2018
Eileen Norcross and Olivia Gonzalez
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University, Department of Economics, Students
Downloads 61 (642,037)
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Fiscal Evasion in State Budgeting

Mercatus Working Paper, No. 10-39
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 06 Sep 2018
Eileen Norcross
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 60 (647,299)
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state budgets, government accounting, debt, pensions

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Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition, 2015 Edition

Mercatus Research Series
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 12 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2018
Eileen Norcross
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 52 (691,921)

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state fiscal condition, fiscal solvency, financial ratios, state financial condition, public finance, state budget, state borrowing, state tax, public pensions, deficit, state expenditure, debt, surplus, government bonds, revenue, cash solvency, budget solvency

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Pandemic Recovery and State and Local Pension Reform

Mercatus COVID-19 Response Policy Brief Series
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 25 Sep 2020
Eileen Norcross and Emily Hamilton
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 49 (710,403)

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pensions, fiscal policy, state budgets, pension liabilities

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Rhode Island's Local Pension Debts

Mercatus Working Paper, No. 11-43
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 06 Sep 2018
Eileen Norcross and Benjamin J. VanMetre
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Independent
Downloads 40 (770,916)

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Rhode Island, state budget, budgets, unfunded liabilities, public pensions, state taxation

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Accounting for the Cost of a Public Sector Worker in New Jersey

Mercatus Working Paper, No. 11-38
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 06 Sep 2018
Eileen Norcross and Roman Hardgrave
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University
Downloads 35 (807,917)
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New Jersey, pensions, debt, retirement, public sector workers, benefits, budget

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Delaware's Public Employees' Retirement System: A Complete and Transparent Accounting

Mercatus Working Paper, No. 13-03
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 06 Sep 2018
Eileen Norcross
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 28 (865,412)
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Delaware, Delaware Public Employees’ Retirement System, public sector pensions, discount rate, DPERS, pension assets, Delaware pension system, liability matching portfolio, alternative investments

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Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition, 2016 Edition

Mercatus Center Paper
Number of pages: 168 Posted: 07 Jun 2018
Eileen Norcross and Olivia Gonzalez
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University, Department of Economics, Students
Downloads 28 (865,412)
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Illinois's Fiscal Breaking Points

Mercatus Working Paper, No. 11-40
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 07 Sep 2018
Eileen Norcross and Benjamin J. VanMetre
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Independent
Downloads 26 (883,325)

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Illinois, Chicago, budget, employment benefits, pensions, municipal government, state government, deficits, unfunded liabilities

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The Appearance of Fiscal Prudence: Maryland's Spending Affordability Committee

Maryland Journal (The Maryland Public Policy Institute), Vol. 2, 2012
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 21 Sep 2018
Eileen Norcross and Benjamin J. VanMetre
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Independent
Downloads 21 (929,917)

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Maryland, budget, debt, government spending

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Maryland's Fiscal Slide

Maryland Journal (Maryland Public Policy Institute), December 21, 2010
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 21 Sep 2018
Eileen Norcross
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 19 (949,641)

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Maryland, state budget, fiscal, tax policy, government debt

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Pope Francis and the Economy: Evangelii Gaudium, New Institutional Economics, and the Search for Consistency Across Disciplines

Posted: 24 Sep 2015
Eileen Norcross and Christopher Koopman
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Utah State University - Center for Growth and Opportunity

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New Institutional Economics, Argentina, Pope Francis, Evangelii gaudium, crony capitalism, Catholic Social Teaching